Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thank you!

 
Thank you to everyone who came out to see Greg Humphreys Electric Trio on our fall tourdates! Had some good turnouts, some wonderful musical guests (Gibb Droll in Raleigh, my sis Ann in Winston-Salem), and a nice preview in Yes! Weekly. I am really enjoying playing our new songs. Gregory Silva did a multi-camera shoot of our Muddy Creek Music Hall show in W-S... hope to share that with you soon. Matt Brandau, Keith Robinson and I are slowing down for the rest of the year, as far as Electric Trio live performances, but we'll be chipping away at trio LP No. 2. More on that soon.

I've added one more fall show – I'll be down in Carrboro NC on Saturday, Nov 4 for Salt and Smoke V, a great annual fest held at Rock Quarry Farm and thrown by the folks at ACME. I'll be doing a special Greg Humphreys and Friends electric set with my pals Robert Sledge and Rob Ladd. You can get advance tickets here.

DILLON FENCE AT DORTON ARENA

Had a wonderful weekend in October playing with Kent Alphin, Chris Goode, and Scott Carle in Dorton Arena for our only DF set of the year. Thanks to all of you who braved the traffic gridlock and long lines to be with Dillon Fence and Preeesh. Apologies to those who were thwarted in their attempt to make it - the Fair was a complete madhouse that night! Thanks to those of you who tuned in to the broadcast. It's available for streaming here via UNC TV, if you missed it. Thanks to Deep South for having us at Homegrown Music Fest... hopefully we’ll have another DF show before too long.



Love,
Greg




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Monday, August 28, 2017

Trio in BKLYN! Sept dates in NC, TN, VA! DF in Oct!

  Did you enjoy totality? We enjoyed our August trio sojourn, totally. Matt Brandau, Keith Robinson and I are chipping away at a new trio release, and we're getting ready for a busy September.

First up, we play a couple of shows in Brooklyn. On Friday, September 1st, we're back at Bar Chord in Ditmas Park. On Thursday September 7th, we're playing Brooklyn Bowl's Sunset Sounds at Industry City, presented by Bose. We're following our friends in Jamie McLean Band. The show is from 6 - 9 PM, free, and all-ages. Come hang and enjoy this fantastic new concert series with us.

We head south later in the month for shows in Raleigh NC, Charlotte NC, Knoxville TN, my hometown Winston-Salem NC, Abingdon VA, and Wilson NC. Our Saturday 9/23 6 PM set at Live and Local Roots Fest in Raleigh will be a great opportunity for those of you who have been interested in bringing the family to a trio show. Also on the bill at Roots Fest will be Ike Stubblefield and Friends, featuring old bud and exeptional guitarslinger Gibb Droll. Expect the jams. 




DILLON FENCE AT THE NC STATE FAIR

Just announced: Dillon Fence at the NC State Fair! Chris Goode, Kent Alphin, Scott Carle and I will be rocking Dorton Arena at the State fairgrounds on October 21... admission is included in your ticket to the fair. This show comes on the heels of Ryan Adams recently tweeting out our video for "Collapsis" - thank you, DRA.

Come hear it live at the NC State Fair on October 21... this will be our only DF show of the year. 

Love,
Greg





GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO
SEPTEMBER TOURDATES

FRI SEP 01 Bar Chord Brooklyn, NY
THU SEP 07 Brooklyn Bowl's Sunset Sounds at Industry City Brooklyn, NY
SAT SEP 23 Live And Local Roots Fest Raleigh, NC
SUN SEP 24 Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
TUE SEP 26 Barley's Taproom Knoxville, TN
THU SEP 28 Bonefire Smokehouse Abingdon, VA
FRI SEP 29 Muddy Creek Music Hall Winston-Salem, NC
SAT SEP 30 Downtown Beats and Eats Wilson, NC
THU OCT 05 11th Street Bar New York, NY
SAT OCT 21 North Carolina State Fair Raleigh, NC (Greg with Dillon Fence)
THU OCT 26 Sunny's Brooklyn, NY
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A story... and NY, GA, VA, NC, TN dates

A few days ago, I was taking a sunset walk with my wife and son on the boardwalk of St-Jean-de-Luz, a beautiful beach town on the Atlantic Ocean in the Basque region of southern France.

Someone said, “Excuse me!”

A man approached and asked if I was from Dillon Fence. His name was Serge, a doctor from the east of France on holiday with his wife and kids. He told me that he had just been listening to our “Outside In” album, and that he considered us to be in the pantheon of the golden age of indie rock. He actually knew quite a bit about the band and was very kind. We took a couple of snaps, introduced our families, and said goodbye.

I had just shared with my wife moments earlier that I was missing playing music. I was reminded yet again that some way, somehow, sometimes the music reaches people it was meant to reach.

I’d love for our latest batch of Electric Trio tunes to reach you! Keith Robinson, Matt Brandau, and I have been arranging and recording ‘em over the course of the year. They’re shaping up to be a really interesting group of songs. We’ll be playing 'em at these upcoming shows… see you there.

And thank you, Serge!
Greg

GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO
SUMMER DATES

July 26 The 11th St. Bar – New York, NY
Aug 10 Salvage Station – Asheville, NC
Aug 12 Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival – Decatur, GA
Aug 12 Southern Ground Amphitheater – Fayetteville, GA
Sep 01 Bar Chord – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 07 Brooklyn Bowl's Sunset Sounds at Industry City – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 23 Live And Local Roots Fest – Raleigh, NC
Sep 26 Barley's Taproom – Knoxville, TN
Sep 28 Bonefire Smokehouse – Abingdon, VA
Sep 29 Muddy Creek Music Hall – Winston-Salem, NC
Sep 30 Downtown Beats and Eats – Wilson, NC
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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
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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
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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