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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

GIGS! Solo 6/11 @ Shakori, Dillon Fence 7/1 @ Red Hat Amphitheater

First up, congratulations to our GHET bass player Matt Brandau on his recent marriage to Émilie Berthier! So happy for this beautiful couple. They're living in France right now; we hope to see Matt this fall for some trio work together. Meanwhile, here in the States, things are slowly opening back up and I'm fully vaccinated, so... I'm playing some GIGS this summer! 

Friday, June 11 @ GrassRoots Live! at Shakori Hills

First in-person gig in over a year: ✔️ First time bringing my looping rig to a big stage: ✔️ Very excited to play a solo set opening up the night for my friends Donna the Buffalo at GrassRoots Live! at Shakori Hills on Friday, June 11 for night one of their two-night stand.  TICKETS AND INFO HERE.



Dillon Fence – Thursday, July 1 @ Red Hat Amphitheater

Dillon Fence is playing at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC on Thursday, July 1 as part of their Amped Up Music Series! Chris Goode, Scott Carle, Kent Alphin and I are psyched to play for y’all... Arson Daily opens the show. The venue recently released more tables and tickets are now on sale HERE.





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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Spanish Steps LP now on Spotify, Apple Music, et al.

Spanish Steps LP now on Spotify, Apple Music, et al. here!

It's my birthday and my new solo LP Spanish Steps is now available on all streaming services! Please add it to your collection wherever you stream music. THANK YOU to everyone who has downloaded or checked out the album on Bandcamp over the past couple of weeks. Your support and encouragement keep me going. Please follow my artist page on Spotify when you stream the new album. You'll help my music appear more often in their algorithms, a gift that will keep on giving.

About Spanish Steps:

Spanish Steps is a collection of songs navigating dreams, marriage and parenthood in New York City.

I’ve been writing and home-recording over the past few years with an evolving setup that I've dubbed my "mad scientist looping rig” – guitars, mics, drum machine, synths, pedalboards, mixer, looper, laptop. You could call this music my version of electro-soul.

The process is similar to what people today call "bedroom pop." That moniker is really a 21st-century description of a songwriting and recording method that I’ve been using since I got my first four-track tape machine.

I created these songs like I've created so many songs throughout my life:  alone with my thoughts and my guitars. Songwriting has long been my lifeline for expressing emotions I can’t always access in everyday life. An emotional release valve, a creative escape hatch. Home-recording has been another dimension of that expression for me. Experimental. Imperfect. Personal.

In my life as a professional musician and songwriter, I’ve usually been a band guy. Sometimes a song doesn’t fit the band or falls by the wayside. Over time, I end up with songs that hang around in my head. I’ve found that once in a while, I just need to put them out there to clear my mental deck for the new.

Also, part of me has long aspired to be a soul auteur à la Shuggie Otis. This release satisfies that desire. Although this group of songs predates the arrival of COVID, the pandemic has been an opportunity to see this album through in auteur fashion.

My wife is a traveler. I joined in not long after we met. Rome was our last trip together before our first child was born; the Spanish Steps were a place where we celebrated our engagement. Two kids later, we’re still on a journey together – even when we’re sheltering in place.

Greg Humphreys  |  Spanish Steps

1.  Everybody's Dancin'
2.  You Don't Understand
3.  Heart & Mind
4.  Agua
5.  Wanna Cry (But I Can’t)
6.  Place de la République
7.  Comin' To Get You
8.  Lucky Guy
9.  Are You Ready To Go
10.  I'm Not Goin' Anywhere
11.  At Least I Have You



Recently archived GH Live performances and podcast appearances

Trying to keep a rolling archive of online performances going through the pandemic! Thank y'all for your ongoing support. 

GH LIVE Ep. 8 – FB 
GH LIVE Ep. 7 – FB  
In The Loop Podcast with Josh Daniel and Lefty – FB / YT
We Don't Even Know webcast / podcast with Shonali Bhomik and Christian Felix – FB / YT

Archived perfomances from 2020

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio – #remoterecordings series

GHET Ep. 1 – You're The One For Me — FB IG
GHET Ep. 2 – We're One — FB IG
GHET Ep. 3 – It's Going Down — FB IG


GH Live – webcast series

GH Live Ep. 1 — FB
GH Live Ep. 2 — FB
GH Live Ep. 3.1 — FB
GH Live Ep. 3.2 — FB
GH Live Ep. 4.1 — FB YT
GH Live Ep. 4.2 — FB YT
GH Live Ep. 5 — FB YT IG
GH Live Pop-up on the Porch — FB
GH Live Ep. 6 — FB 
GH Pop-up by the Fire — FB
Second acoustic concert from the home of Mikey and Melanie, Hankins NY

"Windows" — FB 
with The Blue Dogs and Jerry Douglas at Charleston Music Hall, Dec 2019

"Christmas" — FB
Dillon Fence at Lincoln Theatre Dec 2019 (solo encore perfomance)

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio — YT
Be Loud '19 set, live at Cat's Cradle Chapel Hill NC