Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Electric Trio southern swing starts this weekend!


The big southern swing of our Electric Trio Lucky Guy Fall Tour starts this weekend. Seven shows in seven days! We've added some dates and more great press is coming in... check out the two-part series at Your Older Brother. Part 2 is a long interview, one of the more in-depth pieces to date on my music and career. Thank you, Sam. Also, High Country Press has a great preview for The Carolina Ramble & Reunion.

GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO   •   LUCKY GUY FALL TOUR

10/1 The Carolina Ramble & Reunion Bethel NC advance tickets
10/2 The Commodore Charleston SC
10/3 The Commodore Charleston SC
10/4 Georgia Theatre Athens GA
10/5 Independent Public Alehouse Greenville SC ^
10/6 Visulite Theatre Charlotte NC # advance tickets
10/7 Cat's Cradle Back Room Chapel Hill NC advance tickets
10/22 Downtown Beats & Eats Wilson NC
10/28 Four Oaks Concert Series Bennettsville SC
10/29 Hometown BBQ Brooklyn NY
11/17 Funk 'n Waffles Syracuse NY
11/18 Rongovian Embassy Trumansburg NY
12/15 Sunny's Bar Brooklyn NY

# with Occasional Milkshake
^ with Charles Hedgepath and Doug Jones
Tickets and Information here.

We've made a Soundcloud playlist of the album for those of you who aren't Spotify or Apple music users. Please enjoy and share! The vinyl does sound the best, though. Get your copy of LUCKY GUY on Vinyl or CD here. THANKS again for supporting our album release and tour. Keith, Matt and I hope to see you at a show in the coming weeks.
More soon,
Greg



Lucky Guy press highlights:
Popdose album review
No Depression album review
The Vinyl District First Date series 
Elmore magazine record review
Winston-Salem Journal show preview
WUNC State of Things interview
Elmore Magazine video premiere
Indy Week show preview
Wilmington Star News album review
Blue Ridge Outdoors Trail Mix
Indie Band Guru album review
Impose Magazine interview

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fall Tour starts! Cola SC 9/17, Bklyn NY 9/23


Lucky Guy fall tour dates on deck for Greg Humphreys Electric Trio! The Elbow Room Reunion at the Music Farm in Columbia SC is coming up on 9/17. Don't miss this special gathering to celebrate one of our fave venues from the 90s. There is a fantastic line up of bands and our trio set is scheduled for 10 PM. Buy advance tickets here - proceeds from the concert will benefit music programs and Girls Rock SC.

Also coming up is our set at Brooklyn Americana Music Festival on 9/23. We will be performing under the Archway in Dumbo at 9 PM. Amazing talent throughout venues in Brooklyn – admission is free, but you can contribute to the cause at the festival's Kickstarter page here.

Heading down south in October... first up is the Second annual Carolina Ramble and Reunion near Boone in Bethel NC on 10/1. Check out the line-up and buy advance tickets here!

Rest of the run: we're doing a two-night stand in Charleston SC at The Commodore on 10/2 and 3. This historic stop on the R&B circuit hosted Marvin Gaye and James Brown, among others. We'll be playing our first show in Athens GA on 10/4, on the roof of the Georgia Theater. We return to Charlotte NC on 10/6 for a special double bill with Occasional Milkshake (Mark Bryan, Hank Futch, Gary Greene) at the Visulite Theater.

BE LOUD 16 
Our Hobex set at the Cradle for Be Loud 16 was so much fun! Thanks to my Hobex brothers Andy Ware and Rob Ladd for bringing it. Singing with Preeesh again was also a real treat. $46,000+ was raised over the weekend for the Be Loud Sophie foundation. For you Hobex junkies, here's a clip from our set:

More soon,
Greg 

LUCKY GUY FALL TOUR DATES

9/17 Music Farm Columbia SC ^
9/23 Under the Archway Brooklyn NY #
10/1 Carolina Ramble Bethel NC
10/2 The Commodore Charleston SC
10/3 The Commodore Charleston SC
10/4 Georgia Theater Athens GA
10/6 Visulite Theater Charlotte NC %
10/22 Downtown Beats & East Wilson NC

^ Trio at Elbow Room Reunion
# Trio at Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
% Trio with Mark Bryan's Occasional Milkshake
Tickets and Information here.

Although our PledgeMusic campaign has ended, it's not too late to get the album! Visit our store for LUCKY GUY VINYL and Electric Trio, Greg Humphreys, and Hobex CDs.

YT playlist of Electric Trio set from Stand against HB2, shot by Gregory Silva:



Lucky Guy press highlights:
Popdose album review
No Depression album review
The Vinyl District First Date series 
Elmore magazine record review
Winston-Salem Journal show preview
WUNC State of Things interview
Elmore Magazine video premiere
Indy Week show preview
Wilmington Star News album review
Blue Ridge Outdoors Trail Mix
Indie Band Guru album review
Impose Magazine interview


GREG HUMPHREYS
ELECTRIC TRIO
LUCKY GUY

Side 1:
Lucky Guy
Crosstown
Sayin' What You Mean
Golden Bone

Side 2:
So Fucked Up
More Than a Friend
All Because of You
Someday I’ll Have My Due

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hobex at Be Loud 16, Trio Lucky Guy fall tour dates

Hobex makes a rare appearance this week at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro NC for Be Loud 16, a benefit concert weekend for the Be Loud Sophie! Foundation. Andy Ware, Rob Ladd and I will revisit the original Hobex trio format and we'll be focusing on the OG Hobex material (the first two records.)

The lineup: The English Beat (!), I Was Totally Destroying It, and Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba on Friday, August 26. Preeesh!, Hobex, Chris Stamey and His Occasional Shivers on Saturday, August 27. Saturday afternoon matinee show: Pop Up Chorus, The Roman Spring, The Well Respected Men, and Girls Rock NC.   It's going to be a wonderful weekend reunion for our eclectic Chapel Hill music scene universe! Buy advance tickets here.

LUCKY GUY FALL TOUR DATES

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio returns to the road for some fall tour dates! We're playing some really special events over the next few weeks: the Elbow Room Reunion at the Music Farm in Columbia SC on 9/17, Brooklyn Americana Music Festival on 9/23, and the Carolina Ramble in Vilas NC on 10/1. Doing a run of club dates down south in October as well. See you there!






9/17 Music Farm Columbia SC ^
9/23 Under the Archway Brooklyn NY #
10/1 Carolina Ramble Boone NC
10/2 The Commodore Charleston SC
10/3 The Commodore Charleston SC
10/4 Georgia Theater Athens GA
10/6 Visulite Theater Charlotte NC %
10/22 Downtown Beats & East Wilson NC

^ Trio at Elbow Room Reunion
# Trio at Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
% Trio with Mark Bryan
Tickets and Information here.

We've had an amazing summer. Thanks again to everyone who participated in our PledgeMusic campaign and came out to a show! We wrapped our trio summer dates with a set at the Brooklyn Arts Centre in Wilmington NC for Stand Against HB2. Both my Electric Trio bandmates Matt Brandau and Keith Robinson and my Dillon Fence bandmates Scott Carle, Kent Alphin, and Chris Goode were proud to be a part of this amazing group of artists and volunteers. Here's a YT playlist of our Electric Trio set from Stand against HB2, shot by Gregory Silva:



LUCKY GUY AIRPLAY AND PRESS

Lucky Guy continues to get airplay. I am deeply appreciative of WGCS, KVMR, WETS, WFIV, KCCT, KRCB, Radio Free Americana, WCOM's Americana Show, WQFS's Sunday Morning Rehab show, WCNI, Wildman Steve, and WUNC Music for spinning our record. You are Aces to me. Thank you Al Moss Promotion for helping us to get the record out there.

The LP has received some very nice press accolades this summer as well! Thank you Sarah Frost and Dawn Kamerling at the Press House for your help in publicizing the record, and thank you to the journalists who have given Lucky Guy an honest listen. Here are some highlights:
Popdose album review
No Depression album review
The Vinyl District First Date series 
Elmore magazine record review
Winston-Salem Journal show preview
WUNC State of Things interview
Elmore Magazine video premiere
Indy Week show preview
Wilmington Star News album review
Blue Ridge Outdoors Trail Mix
Indie Band Guru album review
Impose Magazine interview

More soon,
Greg

GREG HUMPHREYS
ELECTRIC TRIO
LUCKY GUY

Side 1:
Lucky Guy
Crosstown
Sayin' What You Mean
Golden Bone

Side 2:
So Fucked Up
More Than a Friend
All Because of You
Someday I’ll Have My Due

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lucky Guy tour dates with Mark Bryan, Dillon Fence at Stand Against HB2, Hobex at Be Loud '16

Photo by Ken Field / KFP Photography

Gearing up for the next leg of our Lucky Guy tour. Made it back unscathed from our big trip earlier this month. THANK YOU to all of you wonderful people who have come out and supported us! A special thanks to our friends and family who hosted us along the way. Your kindness and hospitality made it possible.

Great press continues for the Lucky Guy LP! I enjoyed writing about one of my first 45s, Jackson Browne's "Running On Empty," for The Vinyl District's First Date Series. The Vinyl District also premiered two tracks from Lucky Guy – "Sayin' What You Mean" and "So Fucked Up." Lucky Guy received a glowing album review from Elmore Magazine as well: 90 out of 100. A minus, baby.

We're wrapping up the fulfillment of our Lucky Guy PledgeMusic campaign orders this week. Pledgers should find their orders in the mailbox early next week! Excited to get these items into your hands. Feeling SO MUCH gratitude for your help in making this album and tour happen. It can be a rough market these days for original music-makers; I am truly lucky to have friends and fans willing to spend their hard-earned dough and help give our Electric Trio a fighting chance. 

LUCKY GUY TOUR CONTINUES...

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio warms up here in BKLYN with a show Friday, July 22 at Hometown Bar-B-Que in Red Hook. As with our recent album release show under the Archway, this show is family-friendly and free. Matt, Keith and I are doing a special run of double bills in the Carolinas next week with my old friend Mark Bryan, million-selling songwriter and guitarist for Hootie and the Blowfish. We'll be at The Windjammer in Isle of Palms SC on Thursday, July 28 with Occasional Milkshake, Mark's group with Hootie's Gary Green and The Blue Dogs' Hank Futch. Sittin' In a Tree, Mark's group with his wife Wendy, will join us on Friday, July 29 at 185 King Street in Brevard NC and on Saturday, July 30 at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro NC. 

STAND AGAINST HB2 — DILLON FENCE

Dillon Fence (Scott Carle, Chris Goode, Kent Alphin, myself) make what might be our only appearance of the year on Sunday Jluy 31 to support an important cause — the fight against the regressive House Bill 2 passed by the current North Carolina Legislature and Governor. This edition of Stand Against HB2 is an all-day benefit concert, held at Brooklyn Arts Centre in Wilmington NC. An impressive roster of North Carolina acts will be performing. Dillon Fence plays a short 8p set. The Electric Trio will also be performing a short set at 3p. Buy your advance tickets here and come stand against hate with us!



BE LOUD '16 — HOBEX

Hobex is also making a rare appearance soon for an important cause: Be Loud '16 weekend, held at the Cat's Cradle on August 26 and 27. We'll be rocking an old-school trio version of the band, with bassist Andy Ware, myself, and drummer Rob Ladd. Rob performed with the band at its genesis in the mid-90s and has played with the band in recent years as well. English Beat headlines on August 26, Hobex will perform with local super-group Preeesh! and Chris Stamey on August 27. Buy your advance tickets here.
More soon,
Greg

LUCKY GUY SUMMER TOUR continues...
Jul 22 Hometown Bar-B-Que Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Jul 28 The Windjammer Charleston, SC
Jul 29 185 King St. Brevard, NC
Jul 30 Blind Tiger Greensboro, NC
Jul 31 Stand Against HB2 Wilmington, NC (Trio, Dillon Fence)
Aug 11 Sunny’s Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Aug 19 Main Street Stage Jeffersonville, NY
Aug 27 Be Loud ’16 Carrboro, NC (Hobex)
Sep 03 The Big Splash Hector, NY
Sep 17 Elbo Room Reunion Music Farm Columbia SC
Sep 23 Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Brooklyn, NY
 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

No Depression, Popdose, shows in NYC, VA, NC, GA

Greetings from the Lucky Guy tour!

Matt, Keith and I have been tearing up and down the East Coast. THANK YOU to all you wonderful people who've been coming out to support us. Big week coming up: eight shows in Brooklyn NY, Ashland VA, Durham NC, Wilmington NC, Kill Devil Hills NC, Augusta GA, Atlanta GA, and Fayetteville GA.

Our Lucky Guy LP has been getting a great reception so far — glowing record reviews in No Depression and Popdose and some great show previews and interviews from the likes of the Winston-Salem Journal and Wilmington Star-News

We hit 175% of our goal on our PledgeMusic campaign for Lucky Guy. THANK YOU to all of you pledgers for contributing to the cause! We're beginning to fulfill your orders. We've also decided to leave our campaign up for a little while longer—you can still order vinyl, CDs, and T-shirts there, as well as campaign exclusives like vinyl test pressings, original drawings, lyric sheets, and more.

If you've been unable to make a show, we have recordings! Here's our June 10 set in Winston-Salem, streaming over at Archive.org courtesy of taper Terry Killebrew.

Thank you to Frank Stasio and WUNC's State of Things for having us on their program. Here's an audio stream of our interview and performance. You can watch the video here

More soon,
Greg




Thursday June 30
Brooklyn NY
Live at the Archway
6-8p. all-ages. Free. BKLYN album release show!

Friday July 1
Ashland VA
Ashland Tea & Coffee
tickets

Saturday July 2
Wilmington NC
Bourgie Nights
tickets

Monday July 4
Durham NC
Festival For The Eno
tickets

Tuesday July 5
Kill Devil Hills NC
Bonzer Shack

Wednesday July 6
Augusta GA
Soul Bar

Thursday July 7
Atlanta GA
Venkman's

Saturday July 9
Fayetteville GA
Southern Ground Amphitheater
tickets
 


 

GREG HUMPHREYS
ELECTRIC TRIO
LUCKY GUY

Side 1:
Lucky Guy
Crosstown
Sayin' What You Mean
Golden Bone

Side 2:
So Fucked Up
More Than a Friend
All Because of You
Someday I’ll Have My Due


Song-wise, the Lucky Guy LP tells a story of a happy time in my life. I met an amazing woman, moved to NYC, had a son, got married. The album is also a manifestation of our trio's musical relationship. These are tunes we've worked out over our two years of playing together. The second track "Crosstown," a co-write between myself and our talented bassist Matt Brandau, is really the musical collaboration that led to the forming of our Electric Trio with drummer Keith Robinson. 

We recorded the basic tracks at Overdub Lane in Durham NC with my old friend John Plymale. We crafted the recording further at Keith's Brooklyn studio. Erik Deutsch played some fantastic B3 organ and electric piano for us over at Grand Street Recording. Keith mixed, Greg Calbi mastered. A lot of love and care was put into this recording! We hope you enjoy it. Available June 14 on vinyl, CD, and digital. Pre-order here.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Elmore Mag, NC dates, Lucky Guy out 6/14!

Elmore Magazine is premiering the video of "More Than a Friend" from our upcoming album, Lucky Guy, out on June 14! Wrote this song for my wife, Ruby. It's the story of how we met.

Only two weeks to go in our PledgeMusic campaign for Lucky Guy. If you haven't pre-ordered or pledged yet, we sure could use your help to reach our goal. Take a look here to peruse Lucky Guy on vinyl, CD, and digital and check out some righteous exclusive offers: vinyl test pressings, t-shirts, original drawings, lyric sheets, set lists, Skype lessons, house concerts, digital music catalog, signed guitar, and more.

The Lucky Guy tour hits North Carolina this month, with record release shows in Winston-Salem on June 10, Charlotte on June 17, and Raleigh on June 18. We're back in New York later in the month with record release shows in Trumansburg on June 24 and Brooklyn on June 30. Excited to play for you and celebrate this new recording we are so proud of.

Our full tour schedule is below. We'll be hitting spots up and down the East Coast all summer. Get your tickets early and bring your friends! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
More soon,
Greg

LUCKY GUY SUMMER TOUR 2016

June 10 Winston-Salem NC Texas Pete Twin City RibFest tickets
June 17 Charlotte NC Double Door Inn tickets
June 18 Raleigh NC Pour House Music Hall tickets
June 24 Trumansburg NY Rongovian Embassy
June 30 Brooklyn NY Live At The Archway Concert Series  
July 1 Ashland VA Ashland Coffee & Tea tickets
July 2 Wilmington NC Bourgie Nights tickets
July 4 Durham NC Festival For The Eno tickets
July 5 Kill Devils Hills NC Bonzer Shack
July 6 Augusta GA The Soul Bar
July 8 Atlanta GA Venkman’s
July 9 Fayetteville GA Southern Ground Amphitheater* tickets
July 28 Isle of Palms SC The Windjammer +
July 29 Brevard NC 185 King Street ^
July 30 Greensboro NC The Blind Tiger ^
Aug 19 Bethel NY Main Street Stage
Sept 3 Hector NY The Big Splash
Sept 23 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Americana Festival

* Supporting The Commodores
+ with Occasional Milkshake (Mark Bryan, Hank Futch, Gary Greene)
^ with Mark Bryan of Hootie and The Blowfish



 

GREG HUMPHREYS
ELECTRIC TRIO
LUCKY GUY

Side 1:
Lucky Guy
Crosstown
Sayin' What You Mean
Golden Bone

Side 2:
So Fucked Up
More Than a Friend
All Because of You
Someday I’ll Have My Due


Song-wise, the Lucky Guy LP tells a story of a happy time in my life. I met an amazing woman, moved to NYC, had a son, got married. The album is also a manifestation of our trio's musical relationship. These are tunes we've worked out over our two years of playing together. The second track "Crosstown," a co-write between myself and our talented bassist Matt Brandau, is really the musical collaboration that led to the forming of our Electric Trio with drummer Keith Robinson. 

We recorded the basic tracks at Overdub Lane in Durham NC with my old friend John Plymale. We crafted the recording further at Keith's Brooklyn studio. Erik Deutsch played some fantastic B3 organ and electric piano for us over at Grand Street Recording. Keith mixed, Greg Calbi mastered. A lot of love and care was put into this recording! We hope you enjoy it. Available June 14 on vinyl, CD, and digital. Pre-order here.








 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Lucky Guy tour starts this week!

Vinyl test pressings for Lucky Guy arrive this week and our summer tour starts this weekend! Exciting time here at HQ.

Just a little over a month left in our PledgeMusic campaign and we’re getting closer every week to our goal. I can’t thank you pledgers enough for your help in getting us there.

If you're still thinking of pre-ordering or pledging, now would be a great time to jump in!

Pre-order and pledge here — vinyl, CDs and some cool exclusives are all still available, and you can sample the first track.

Every pledger gets a digital download of the album. Pledgers also recieve updates with download access to exclusive tracks. So far, we've offered up some unreleased new songs ("Place De La Republique," "Meant To Last," "My Dolphin") as well as some new versions of older songs ("Must Be The Moon," "Union Grove"). It's been fun.

Here are the tourdates. Get your tickets early, as many of these club shows will likely sell out. I'm super-excited to play some rock 'n' roll with Keith and Matt and release Lucky Guy into the world. We look forward to seeing you this summer!
More soon,
Greg

LUCKY GUY SUMMER TOUR 2016

May 13 Ithaca NY The Haunt tickets
May 14 Syracuse NY World of Beer
May 16 New York NY Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
June 10 Winston-Salem NC Texas Pete Twin City RibFest
June 17 Charlotte NC Double Door Inn tickets
June 18 Raleigh NC Pour House Music Hall tickets
June 24 Trumansburg NY Rongovian Embassy
June 30 Brooklyn NY Live At The Archway Concert Series
July 1 Ashland VA Ashland Coffee & Tea tickets
July 2 Wilmington NC Bourgie Nights tickets
July 4 Durham NC Festival For The Eno tickets
July 6 Augusta GA The Soul Bar
July 8 Atlanta GA Venkman’s
July 9 Fayetteville GA Southern Ground Amphitheater* tickets
July 28 Isle of Palms SC The Windjammer +
July 29 Brevard NC 185 King Street
Sept 3 Hector NY The Big Splash
Sept 23 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Americana Festival

* Supporting The Commodores
+ with Occasional Milkshake (Mark Bryan, Hank Futch, Gary Greene)



GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO
LUCKY GUY

Side 1:
Lucky Guy
Crosstown
Sayin' What You Mean
Golden Bone

Side 2:
So Fucked Up
More Than a Friend
All Because of You
Someday I’ll Have My Due

Song-wise, the Lucky Guy LP tells a story of a happy time in my life. I met an amazing woman, moved to NYC, had a son, got married. This album is also a manifestation of our trio's musical relationship. These are tunes we've worked out over two years of playing together. The second track "Crosstown," a co-write between myself and our talented bassist Matt Brandau, is really the musical collaboration that led to the forming of our Electric Trio with drummer Keith Robinson.

We recorded the basic tracks at Overdub Lane in Durham NC with my old friend John Plymale. We crafted the recording further at Keith's Brooklyn studio. Erik Deutsch played some fantastic B3 organ and electric piano for us over at Grand Street Recording. Keith mixed, Greg Calbi mastered. A lot of love and care was put into this recording! We hope you enjoy it. Available June 14 on vinyl, CD, and digital. Pre-order here.