Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Brooklyn Bowl 6/18, new management


Hey there. Thank y'all for coming out to our shows in May! We had great turnouts and broke in a lot of new tunes. Doing some more arranging and recording with the trio this month... we've also added a show this coming Sunday 6/18 at Brooklyn Bowl. We're splitting the bill with The Trongone Band for their NYC album release show – doors at 6, we hit at 8 PM. Advance Tickets are $7, but dads get free admission for Father's Day.

Some exciting news: we'd like to welcome Jason Finestone on board as our band manager. Relatively new to artist management, he's been involved with the music business for a long time – he's worked on the label/venue side (Knitting Factory Entertainment) and the legal side (entertainment attorney at Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP.) He's also a musician and songwriter in his spare time. Jason has been very supportive of the trio over the last few years; he's helped us out in many ways already. We're very happy and honored to have him on our team in an official capacity. 
 
Some of my favorite shows are outdoors with all-ages admission, and we have some good ones coming up. We'll be in Sunset Park on September 7 as part of a new concert summer series called Sunset Sounds at Industry City. We're splitting the bill with our friends in the Jamie McLean Band; admission is free, details are here. We'll visit GA and NC for Decatur Blues & Bluegrass Festival on 8/12 and Live and Local Roots Fest in Raleigh NC on 9/23. Announcing more dates soon...
Love,
Greg

June 18 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY w/ Trongone Band
July 26 11th St. Bar New York, NY
Aug 12 Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival Decatur, GA
Aug 12 Southern Ground Amphitheater Fayetteville, GA supporting Steppenwolf
Sep 01 Bar Chord Brooklyn, NY
Sept 7 Sunset Sounds at Industry City Sunset Park, Brooklyn NY w/ Jamie McLean Band
Sep 23 Live And Local Roots Fest Raleigh, NC
Advance tickets and information
 
 





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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Dates - NY, VA, NC, SC

  Hi, folks. Been working on a new Electric Trio album with Bassist Matt Brandau and Drummer Keith Robinson lately... really excited about the recordings thus far. I love making records! We’ll be trying the new songs out at our spring dates – come have a listen. We're playing around NYC until the second week of May, then we head south for some shows in VA, SC, and NC. I look forward to being in the same room with you soon.
Love,
Greg

GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO – SPRING DATES 2017

3/23 Sunny’s Bar Red Hook, Brooklyn NY
3/30 Sunny’s Bar Red Hook, Brooklyn NY
4/05 11th Street Bar East Village, New York, NY
4/28 Hometown Barbecue Red Hook, Brooklyn NY
4/03 11th Street Bar East Village, New York, NY
5/04 Sunny’s Bar Red Hook, Brooklyn NY
5/06 Bar Chord Ditmas Park, Brooklyn NY
5/10 Capital Ale House Richmond VA
5/11 The Commodore Charleston SC 
5/12 The Rabbit Hole Charlotte NC 
5/13 Cat’s Cradle Back Room Carrboro NC 
6/01 11th Street Bar East Village, New York, NY
Advance tickets and information





LUCKY GUY on Spotify
LUCKY GUY on Apple Music
LUCKY GUY on Vinyl or CD 
LUCKY GUY on Soundcloud

Press for LUCKY GUY:

Your Older Brother part 2 - interview
Your Older Brother part 1
Popdose album review
High Country Press preview
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
 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Electric Trio at Brooklyn Bowl 2/20

  Happy New Year, friends.
If you're like me, it's certainly easy to feel depressed when thinking about what might happen in the next four years with the current leadership in place.

With a three year-old boy at home, I don't have that luxury. I owe it to him to be the best father, husband, musician and songwriter I can be. I will continue to speak out about what I believe to be important. THANK YOU to everyone out there who has been marching and making our collective voice heard. I've been writing up a storm these past few months and I'm looking forward to sharing new music with you in 2017.

The trio is playing a few shows close to home this winter. Next up is a 9 PM set at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday, February 20. We're sharing the bill with The Michael Gannon Band and Baby Dynamite – admission is $7, doors are at 6 PM, and the show starts at 8 PM. Advance tickets here! Mark it on your calendar and share... Matt, Keith and I enjoy playing at this fantastic Williamsburg, Brooklyn venue and we'd love to see you there.

Working on a couple of trips down south in the spring. More on that soon. If you use Bandsintown to keep track of artists' schedules, you can keep track of us here. I've been using it myself – it's a great way to track your faves.

Here’s a video I made for "Lucky Guy,” the title track from our 2016 Electric Trio LP. It’s a snapshot travelogue from our honeymoon. Listen closely, consider the ephemerality of life, and enjoy the moment.

Love,
Greg



LUCKY GUY on Spotify
LUCKY GUY on Apple Music
LUCKY GUY on Vinyl or CD 
LUCKY GUY on Soundcloud

Press for LUCKY GUY:

Your Older Brother part 2 - interview
Your Older Brother part 1
Popdose album review
High Country Press preview
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
 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Lucky Guy LP and Tour 2016: THANK YOU!


Only three shows left this year for the trio – Syracuse 11/17, Trumansburg 11/18, and Brooklyn 12/15. On behalf of myself, Matt Brandau, and Keith Robinson, Thank you all for making our 2016 Lucky Guy LP and Tour very memorable.

There was certainly a lot of work involved, but we had some of our best trio shows yet and received some nice accolades and spins along the way. 

Thank you Matt and Keith for all the time, talent, and thought you put into this LP and tour. Also, thank you Mongrel Music, The Press House, John Plymale, Greg Calbi, Noiseland, and Al Moss Promotion for making it all happen. Of course, I can't thank our PledgeMusic campaign supporters enough for stepping up and helping us walk through the door.

More goodness ahead for 2017. We have a nice musical surprise or two in the works for the holidays as well. In the meantime, you can be sure of this: I know I'm a lucky guy.
Love,
Greg

P.S. Yes, we do still have some vinyl copies of Lucky Guy available! Visit our store to pick up a copy – it's a perfect holiday gift for that discerning music fan or vinyl junkie in your life.

GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO
LUCKY GUY TOUR 2016 – THANK YOU!

12/15/16 Sunny's Bar Brooklyn, NY
11/18/16 Rongovian Embassy Trumansburg, NY
11/17/16 Funk N’ Waffles Syracuse, NY
10/29/16 Hometown Bar-B-Que Brooklyn, NY
10/28/16 Four Oaks Concert Series Bennettsville, SC
10/22/16 Downtown Beats & Eats Wilson, NC
10/12/16 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY w/ Les Brers
10/07/16 Cat's Cradle Back Room Carrboro, NC
10/06/16 Visulite Theater Charlotte, NC w/ Occasional Milkshake
10/05/16 Independent Public Alehouse Greenville, SC
10/04/16 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
10/03/16 The Commodore Charleston, SC
10/02/16 The Commodore Charleston, SC
10/01/16 Carolina Ramble Vilas, NC
09/23/16 Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Brooklyn, NY
09/17/16 Music Farm Columbia, SC
08/27/16 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC Greg w/ Hobex for Be Loud '16
08/19/16 Main Street Stage Jeffersonville, NY
08/11/16 Sunny's Bar New York, NY
07/31/16 Stand Against HB2 Wilmington, NC
07/30/16 Blind Tiger Greensboro, NC
07/29/16 185 King St. Brevard, NC
07/28/16 The Windjammer Charleston, SC
07/22/16 Hometown Bar-B-Que Brooklyn, NY
07/09/16 Southern Ground Amphitheater Fayetteville, GA w/ The Commodores
07/07/16 Venkman’s Atlanta, GA
07/06/16 Soul Bar Augusta, GA
07/05/16 Bonzer Shack Bar & Grill Kill Devil Hills, NC
07/04/16 Festival for the Eno Durham, NC
07/02/16 Bourgie Nights Wilmington, NC
07/01/16 Ashland Coffee & Tea Ashland, VA
06/30/16 Live at the Archway Brooklyn, NY
06/24/16 Rongovian Embassy to the USA Trumansburg, NY
06/18/16 The Pour House Music Hall Raleigh, NC
06/17/16 The Double Door Inn Charlotte, NC
06/10/16 Twin City Rib Fest Winston-Salem, NC
05/16/16 Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY
05/14/16 World of Beer Syracuse, NY
05/13/16 The Haunt Ithaca, NY
02/26/16 Hometown Bar-B-Que Brooklyn, NY
02/20/16 Virginia Key Grassroots Festival Miami, FL
02/16/16 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY w/ The Band is Bond


Below is 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.



Lucky Guy press highlights:

Your Older Brother part 2 - interview
Your Older Brother part 1
Popdose album review
High Country Press preview
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

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