Wednesday, December 7, 2022

12/7/22 Trio! tonight 12/7 NYC, NYE Stockbridge MA, year in review


Playing a few trio shows in December... GH⚡️ET is in the East Village tonight (Wednesday, December 7) at 11th St. Bar for our last first-Wednesday-of-the-month of 2022! August Wells starts the show at 7:45 and drummer Keith Robinson, bassist Brett Bass and I hit at 9 PM. Join us and help thank 11th Street for hosting the trio this year.

GH⚡️ET  – NEW YEARS EVE SOIREE – RED LION INN, STOCKBRIDGE, MA

Speaking of wrapping up 2022, the electric trio wraps the year with a December 31st performance at the historic Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA for their ROARING INTO 2023 – NEW YEAR’S SOIREE AT THE LION’S DEN. Keith, Brett and I will go heavy on classic funk n’ soul music for the celebration. Our bud Johnny Irion is now curating the music schedule for the Red Lion and he’ll join us for some tunes as well.

Visit redlioninn.com or call (413) 282-5545 for reservations and book a NYE package to attend. We’re told their cozy Lion’s Den will be hosting the best party for miles: hors d’oeuvres and desserts from Chef Jon Sterrett, an open bar from 8 PM to 1 AM, a bottle of prosecco & truffles upon arrival, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. . 

If you're out east this weekend, I'll be in Peconic on Sunday, December 11 at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company from 3 - 6 PM. I'll be playing a trio show with bassist Nick Sferlazza and drummer Joe Campisi. 

YEAR IN REVIEW

Thank you all for coming out this year! Thank you to my agent Brad Madison at Mongrel Music for booking the shows and thank you to Rolly Grady Music for repping my music catalog for licensing. Glad to have played some memorable Dillon Fence shows this year with my bandmates Chris Goode, Scott Carle, and Kent Alphin, including the inaugural That Music Festival. Thank you to our good friends Mark Bryan and Johnny Irion for doing a fantastic job playing with us on some of this year's DF dates! If you're looking for a quality holiday gift, please peruse our our Dillon Fence store over at Port Merchandise. 

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio got a great live recording of our fall Shakori Festival performance featuring Keith and bassist Matt Brandau from taper Terry Killebrew – check it here on archive.org. Live mix by Ed Griffin. Brett Bass delivered on bass guitar this year for most of our trio dates, now that Matt Brandau is a full-time resident of France. My Hobex bandmate Andy Ware played with the trio on some gigs down south this fall and killed it... Andy and I played our first Hobex show in a few years with Rhett Huffman on keys and Eddie Walker on drums in Greensboro, NC this spring.

Played a lot of solo gigs out east this past summer. I've enjoyed working it out live with my new Cordoba acoustic guitar on new tunes and songs from the catalog. I did write a few songs this year that I'm excited about and I have posted a couple over on my instagram page. Trying to figure out the best path to release new music in the current environment. Hopefully it will come into focus in 2023. Hope you have a happy holiday season and a happy new year!

2022 SHOWS

Wed, DEC 31 Stockbridge, MA   GHET at NYE Soirée, Red Lion Inn
Sun, DEC 11 Peconic, NY   Greenport Harbor Brewing Company 
Wed, DEC 7 New York, NY   GHET at 11th Street Bar 
Sat, DEC 3 Shelter Island, NY   Isola 
Sat, NOV 12 Shelter Island, NY   Isola 
Wed, NOV 2 New York, NY   GHET at 11th Street Bar 
Fri, OCT 7  Pittsboro, NC   GHET at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
Wed, OCT 5 New York, NY   GHET at 11th Street Bar 
Thu, SEP 29 New York, NY   Le Poisson Rouge  supporting Kay Hanley
Sun, SEP 25 Shelter Island, NY   White Oak Wine Garden 
Sat, SEP 10 Troutdale, VA   Dillon Fence at Troutdale City Limits 
Wed, SEP 7 New York, NY   11th Street Bar 
Sun, SEP 4 Shelter Island, NY   White Oak Wine Garden 
Sat, SEP 3 Shelter Island, NY   The Chequit 
Fri, SEP 2 Hickory, NC   GHET at Sails Original Music Series 
Thu, SEP 1 Abingdon, VA   GHET at Bonefire Smokehouse BBQ 
Sat, AUG 27 Shelter Island, NY   Isola 
Sat, AUG 13 Shelter Island, NY   Isola 
Fri, AUG 12 Greenport, NY   Greenport Harbor Brewing Company 
Sat, AUG 6 Shelter Island, NY   SALT 
Sat, AUG 6 Shelter Island, NY   White Oak Wine Garden 
Wed, AUG 3 New York, NY   GHET at 11th Street Bar 
Sat, JUL 30 Shelter Island, NY   Isola 
Fri, JUL 29 Shelter Island, NY   Isola 
Sat, JUL 23 Shelter Island, NY   Isola 
Fri, JUN 24 Durham, NC   Dillon Fence at That Music Festival
Thu, JUN 14 Brooklyn, NY   GHET at Willoughby Plaza 
Thu, JUN 9 Brooklyn, NY   GHET at Albee Square Happy Hour 
Sat, JUN 4 Shelter Island, NY   White Oak Wine Garden 
Wed, JUN 1 New York, NY   GHET at 11th Street Bar 
Sat, MAY 14 Isle Of Palms, SC   Mark Bryan and Dillon Fence at The Windjammer 
Sat, MAY 7 Columbia, SC   Dillon Fence at Rosewood Crawfish Festival 
Fri, MAY 6 Greensboro, NC   Hobex at First Friday Night Live 
Wed, MAY 4 New York, NY    GHET at 11th Street Bar
Wed, APR 27 Brooklyn, NY   Noé Socha and Greg Humphreys at Wild Birds 
Fri, APR 15 Shelter Island, NY   Isola 
Wed, APR 6 New York, NY   GHET at 11th Street Bar 
Fri, MAR 25 Raleigh, NC   Dillon Fence at Smoky Hollow 
Wed, MAR 2 New York, NY   GHET at 11th Street Bar 

More soon,
Greg


  


Spanish Steps 

*Thank you* for streaming and enjoying my 2021 solo LP release, Spanish Steps. Find the LP at your favorite music service here!

Monday, August 29, 2022

Sept shows in NC, VA, NY, Fall Shakori Fest on Oct 7!

Getting ready for some Fall gigs! Hobex’ own bassman Andy Ware will be joining drummer Keith Robinson and I next week for Greg Humphreys Electric Trio shows - Thursday, September 1 in Abingdon, VA at Bone Fire Smokehouse and Friday, September 2 in Hickory, NC at 7 PM for the Sails Original Music Series.

Some North Fork and NYC solo gigs coming up as well. I’ll be at Shelter Island's White Oak Wine Garden on Sunday, September 4 at 1 PM, and I'm playing a special NYC solo show at 11th Street Bar in the East Village on Wednesday, September 7 at 8:30 PM, for this month's installment of our First Wednesdays residency there. 

Recently announced: Greg Humphreys Electric Trio will be performing at Fall Shakori Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance on Friday, October 7! Longtime GHET bassist Matt Brandau will be visting from France to play this show with us... get your advance tickets here. (Brett Bass will be back on the bass for our First Wednesdays GHET shows at 11th Street Bar on October 5, November 2, and December 7.)

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Recorded this version of “Dedicated To You”  on the porch in Pawleys Island last week. The song was written by Sammy Cahn, Hy Zaret, Saul Chaplin... my version is inspired by the Ella Fitzgerald / Mills Brothers version that I listened to so much during the pandemic. Thank you to the cicadas for sitting in!

More soon,
Greg


  


Spanish Steps 

*Thank you* for streaming and enjoying my 2021 solo LP release, Spanish Steps. Find the LP at your favorite music service here!

Monday, July 25, 2022

Summer Shows

Hi, folks. Just returned from a family vacation, now back at our place in Greenport, NY until the fall. Wanted to let you know about some shows coming up this summer; I'll be playing quite a bit out here on the East End of Long Island over the next couple of months, and I'm doing a few Electric Trio shows in NYC, NC and VA. More show details at http://greghumphreys.net .



A hearty THANK YOU everyone who came out to our May / June Dillon Fence shows in Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC and Durham, NC, our Hobex show in Greensboro, NC, and our GHET shows in Brooklyn. I did some recapping over on my IG page, if you'd like to check some clips and pics from the various shows. Have posted a few acoustic tunes over there recently as well.


SUMMER SHOWS

FRI JUL 29
 Shelter Island, NY
Isola 7-10 PM
solo performance



SAT JUL 30 Shelter Island, NY
Isola 7-10 PM


solo performance

WED AUG 03 
New York, NY
11th Street Bar 8:30-10:30 PM

 
Greg Humphreys Electric Trio (w/ Keith Robinson, drums, Brett Bass, bass guitar.)

SAT AUG 06
 Shelter Island, NY
White Oak Wine Garden 2-5 PM


solo performance

FRI AUG 12
 Greenport, NY
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company 4-7 PM

 
GH and Friends (w/ Joe Campisi, percussion, Nick Sferlazza, bass guitar.)

THU SEP 01
 Abingdon, VA
Thursday Jams  Concert Series
Greg Humphreys Electric Trio (w/ Keith Robinson, drums, Andy Ware, bass guitar.)



FRI SEP 02
 Hickory, NC
Sails Original Music Series 


Greg Humphreys Electric Trio (w/ Keith Robinson, drums, Andy Ware, bass guitar.)

SUN SEP 04
 Shelter Island, NY
White Oak Wine Garden 1-4 PM
solo performance



WED SEP 07
 New York, NY
11th Street Bar 8:30-10:30 PM
solo performance

More soon,
Greg

  


Spanish Steps 

*Thank you* for streaming and enjoying my 2021 solo LP release, Spanish Steps. Find the LP at your favorite music service here!

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Rollo Grady signing! Gigs! NYC, G'boro, Columbia, Charleston

ROLLO GRADY MUSIC signing


Some good news! I've signed with licensing/sync company Rollo Grady Music. They'll be representing the catalog of music I've been building over the years on my Phrex Records label. Excited to work with Carter and his team. Looking forward to hearing more Greg Humphreys, Greg Humphreys Electric Trio, and Hobex music in upcoming TV and film productions... we'll keep you posted.

GIGS! 

This might be a first: all three of the bands I’ve fronted over the years are playing shows in one week! First up, Greg Humphreys Electric Trio is back in the East Village on Wednesday, May 4 at 9 PM for our 11th St. Bar residency. Keith Robinson and Brett Bass will be with me on drums and bass... Kevin December starts the show at 8 PM.

HOBEX
First Friday Night Live – Greensboro, NC
Friday, May 6


On Friday, May 6, Hobex rides again with a 7 PM free show at the Greensboro History Museum for Downtown Greensboro‘s First Friday Night Live concert series, co-sponsored by Sanctuary House. My brov Andy Ware on bass, Steady Eddie Walker on drums, and youngblood Rhett Huffman on keys. First Hobex show in quite a while! More show info at the FB event page.

DILLON FENCE
Rosewood Crawfish Festival – Columbia, SC
Saturday, May 7


Wrapping the week with Dillon Fence on Saturday, May 7, a 3:30 PM set in Columbia, SC at the State Fairgrounds for the Rosewood Crawfish Festival. Scott Carle, Chris Goode and I will be joined by our pal Johnny Irion on guitar… Johnny GA, as The Black Crowes affectionately and appropriately nicknamed him. Fred and the Cowboy Mouth crew will be rockin’ after our set... tickets and info here.

MARK BRYAN AND DILLON FENCE
The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC
Saturday, May 14


Dillon Fence plays the following weekend as well - we'll be in Isle of Palms, SC on Saturday, May 14 at The Windjammer, playing their Liquid Aloha Outdoor Stage. We're splitting the bill with our good bud Mark Bryan of Hootie and The Blowfish. Mark did such a terrific job playing guitar for us at our Raleigh show in March, we're psyched to have him join us again on guitar. Mark and his band will follow us with a set and a jam with members of both groups – get your advance tickets here!

DILLON FENCE
THAT FESTIVAL – DURHAM, NC
Saturday, June 25


Dillon Fence will be a part of That Festival on the weekend of June 24 and 25 - an inaugural festival at Durham Bulls Athletic Park put together by the folks at That Station 94.7 and Deep South Entertainment. That Festival celebrates the greatness of North Carolina original music – other acts announced so far are: Steep Canyon Rangers, American Aquarium, Delta Rae, Violet Bell, Boulevards, rissi palmer, The Mountain Goats, Mipso, Chatham County Line, Jim Lauderdale, and Yarn. Advance tickets available here.

More soon,
Greg

  





UPCOMING SHOWS
Tickets and info at greghumphreys.net


5/04 New York, NY 11th St Bar w/ GHET
5/06 Greensboro, NC First Fridays concert series w/ Hobex
5/07 Columbia, SC Rosewood Crawfish Festival w/ Dillon Fence
5/14 Charleston, SC The Windjammer   Mark Bryan and Dillon Fence
6/01 New York, NY 11th St Bar w/ GHET
6/04 Shelter Island, NY White Oak Wine Garden
6/09 Brooklyn, NY Albee Square Happy Hour  w/ GHET
6/25 Durham, NC That Festival w/ Dillon Fence
8/06 Shelter Island, NY White Oak Wine Garden
9/01 Abingdon, VA Thursday Jams Concert Series  w/ GHET
9/02 Hickory, NC Sails Original Music Series   w/ GHET
9/04 Shelter Island, NY White Oak Wine Garden
 




Spanish Steps 

*Thank you* for streaming and enjoying my 2021 solo LP release, Spanish Steps. Find the LP at your favorite music service here!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

SHOWS! Dillon Fence, Hobex, GHET, solo


Happy to announce some upcoming shows for 2022!

DILLON FENCE
Dillon Fence returns to action this spring and summer for a handful of shows in the Carolinas. First up, we're playing a new outdoor concert series in Raleigh, NC on Friday, March 25 at Smoky Hollow complex, put together by the folks at Lincoln Theatre. Our friend Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish will be joining Scott Carle, Chris Goode and I at this show, filling in on guitar for Kent Alphin. Doors are at 5:30, Balsa Gliders start the show at 6:30... and it's free and all ages! Join us. More info here.


Dillon Fence will be a part of That Festival on the weekend of June 24 and 25 - an inaugural festival at Durham Bulls Ball Park put together by the folks at That Station 94.7 and Deep South Entertainment. That Festival celebrates the greatness of North Carolina original music – other acts announced so far are: Steep Canyon Rangers, American Aquarium, Delta Rae, Violet Bell, Boulevards, rissi palmer, The Mountain Goats, Mipso, Chatham County Line, Jim Lauderdale, and Yarn. Get your advance tickets here.

Dillon Fence is playing in South Carolina this spring as well! We'll be in Columbia, SC at the Rosewood Crawfish Festival held at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 7 for a 3:30 PM set, followed by our old buds Cowboy Mouth – tickets and info here

HOBEX
I've got something for you Hobex heads, too – Hobex will play our first show in a while for Greensboro, NC's First First Friday Night Live series on Friday, May 6. Bassist Andy Ware and I will be joined by Eddie Walker on drums and Rhett Huffman on keys... Should be a throwdown. 7 PM at Greensboro History Museum – all-ages, free admission – more details at the FB event page here.

GHET
Greg Humphreys Electric Trio continues our monthly first Wednesdays hit at 11th Street Bar in the heart of the East Village, NYC. We'll be there on April 6, May 4, and June 1. Brett Bass (Gregg Allman Band) will be on bass guitar for these, joining Keith Robinson and I. Matt Brandau was in town from France recently and played at our March 2 show – check out Matt's IG for some next-level bass guitar action. 

SOLO
Playing some solo shows out east on the North Fork of Long Island this summer. I'll be at White Oak Wine Bar on Shelter Island June 4, August 6 and September 4. Thank you all for keeping up with me! It's been quite a stretch. 
More soon,
Greg

SHOWS
3/25 Raleigh, NC Smoky Hollow concert series w/ Dillon Fence
4/07 New York, NY 11th St Bar w/ GHET
5/04 New York, NY 11th St Bar w/ GHET
5/06 Greensboro, NC First Fridays concert series w/ Hobex
5/07 Columbia, SC Rosewood Crawfish Festival w/ Dillon Fence
6/01 New York, NY 11th St Bar w/ GHET
6/04 Shelter Island, NY White Oak Wine Garden
6/25 Durham, NC That Festival w/ Dillon Fence
8/06 Shelter Island, NY White Oak Wine Garden
9/04 Shelter Island, NY White Oak Wine Garden
 




Spanish Steps 

*Thank you* for streaming and enjoying my 2021 solo LP release, Spanish Steps. Find the LP at your favorite music service here!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Trio: Shakori, 11th St. Bar, Outer Banks! Remembering Steve 'The Doctor' Hill 💔

Trio - First Wednesdays @ 11th St. Bar this fall

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio rides again this October. We start our fall first Wednesdays residency at 11th St. Bar on October 6 at 9 PM. We'll be back at our fave spot in the East Village on November 3 and December 1 as well... bring your vax card or Excelsior Pass and let's have a time!


NC Dates: Shakori 10/9, Beats & Eats 10/23

We head down to to NC on Saturday, October 9 for a 9:30 set on Carson's Grove Stage for the Fall Shakori Hill Festival of Music and Dance. A great slot, another strong lineup of fellow artists and performers, and a chance to see many missed friends? Yes, I'm looking forward to it. Tickets are here!

We return to NC for an afternoon set at the Beats & Eats music series at the beautiful Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in downtown Wilson, NC on Saturday, October 23.

Looking forward to playing live again with Bassist Matt Brandau and Drummer Keith Robinson. These will be our first performances together since March, 2020. It'll be fun to play shows on the heels of the appearance of our song "Blood From a Stone" in episode1 season 2 of Netflix's hit series, Outer Banks. Our streaming numbers certainly saw a big spike due to the song's inclusion on the awesome official Outer Banks playlist at Spotify and elsewhere. Thanks again to Josh and Jonas Pate for including us!

Solo performances on Shelter Island in October

Although my family is back in NYC and the kids have started school, I'm playing a few more solo looping gigs out east in October as well! Had such a soul-affirming experience this summer playing around the North Fork of Long Island, both solo and with singer/songwriter Julia King and others. I'll be performing solo amidst the pastoral beauty of Shelter Island's White Oak Wine Garden on Sunday October 3, Saturday October 16, and Sunday October 17, all from 3 to 6 PM.

Steve 'The Doctor' Hill

We lost a great one in August. Thank you, Steve Hill, for the spirit you gave to our band. Steve was the beat for The Veldt, Johnny Quest, our band Hobex and more. Doctor, how many stages did you rock? How many audiences did you leave sweating, chanting for more? Relentless groove, memorable fills, always delivering. We had a wild adventure together. The setbacks you overcame through your life - especially the JQ van wreck - were massive. Andy and I would say that you had nine lives… somehow I thought you might make it. We love you and we appreciate you, Doctor.
More soon, 
Greg

 


























Spanish Steps 

*Thank you* for streaming and enjoying my early 2021 solo LP release, Spanish Steps. Find the LP at your favorite music service here!

Thursday, July 29, 2021

GH⚡️ET: OBX2, fall Shakori Festival and more

GH⚡️ET: OBX2, fall Shakori Festival and more


Hope you're having a great summer! Listen for Greg Humphreys Electric Trio in the second season of the Netflix series Outer Banks, out this Friday, July 30. They are using "Blood From a Stone," a song from our Haymaker album, in one of the scenes. Thanks to Josh Pate and the OBX crew for selecting our music. Happy to be a part of this hit coming-of-age drama. 

Newly married GH⚡️ET bass player Matt Brandau is currently residing in France with his bride, but he'll be back in NYC this fall. I'm lucky to have Matt and drummer Keith Robinson join me for dates during that time, including Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance in Pittsboro, NC on 10/9.

GH⚡️ET will also be performing a First Wednesdays residency at our fave spot in the East Village, 11th Street Bar, on 10/6, 11/3, and 12/1. These fall gigs will be the first time the trio has played live since our last gig at the Fox & Crow in Jersey City on March 13, 2020. I'll be warming up the 11th Street Bar First Wednesdays series with a looping rig solo perfomance on 9/1. 



Looping rig performance at Shakori 6/1 – recap  

Had a terrific time at GrassRoots Live on June 11. Thank you to everyone who attended or tuned in. Thank you Ed Griffin, Selena Hodom, Jordan Puryear, Shakori Hills and Donna the Buffalo for having me. Felt so good to hear a live set from Donna! Here's a taper recording of the set (video dababe44 / audio cap’n hook) over on YouTube... thanks to Donna keyboardist and old friend David McCracken for making me aware of this recording. Hope to share the hi-def webcast version at some point.


I did have some technical difficulties when I was soundchecking my looping rig. I started stressing. I looked over as Jeb Puryear of Donna the Buffalo checked his amp. He wryly looked at me and said, "Computers... they're great when they work, but... " Ain't that the truth, Jeb!

This looping set does feel a bit like a high-wire act with no net. It's a thrill to get out there and go for it, but these solo looping performances have definitely made me appreciate having talented human beings around to catch me if I fall. I do have more looping performances coming up, including 11th Street Bar in NYC on 9/1 and Green Hill Kitchen in Greenport, NY on 9/3. 


Dillon Fence @ Red Hat Amphitheater 7/1 – recap

Thanks everyone for a wonderful Dillon Fence show in Raleigh! We had to cut it a bit short due to thunderstorms, but we got a nice full set in before we had to shut down. Had such a great time playing with Scott, Kent, and Chris. We get together, and it’s all. still. there. The music, the chemistry, and especially our appreciative audience, friends and family. It’s a beautiful thing. I appreciate it more and more as get older.

Thanks to Ryan Pickett for making us sound so good, thanks to the Lincoln folks—especially Pat Dickenson—for thinking of us, and thanks to Red Hat Amphitheater for having us. Thank y’all for being there! Check out a clip of the last few minutes here... there are a lot more fan recordings over on FB, if you'd like to watch 'em.


Photo: Chris Burgess


Spanish Steps 

*Thank you* for streaming and enjoying my recent solo LP release, Spanish Steps. Getting this music into the world has been a great feeling. Clearing the deck for the next chapter. Find the LP at your favorite music service here!

More soon,
Greg