Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dillon Fence NYE, Haymaker merch

THANK YOU FOR STREAMING AND SHARING HAYMAKER.
Spotify / Apple Music / Amazon Music / Bandcamp
Deezer / Google Play / Tidal


Visit our store to buy Greg Humphreys Electric Trio Haymaker CDs and T-Shirts in time for the holidays – they make great gifts for music fans in your life. We're currently out of L and XL T-Shirt sizes, but we have all other sizes available down to XXS. We also have Lucky Guy vinyl!




DILLON FENCE AT CAT'S CRADLE ON NEW YEAR'S EVE

Dillon Fence (Scott Carle, Chris Goode, Kent Alphin & myself) are getting together for a New Year's Eve Party at Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, NC. We’ll be joined by one of Durham, NC’s best rock bands ever, Hammer No More The Fingers. Should be a special night. Get your tickets early and we'll see you there!



Some pretty exciting bookings are in the works for 2019. More soon – thanks again for your support. 
Greg

Haymaker's  first single, "Coming to Get You," has received over 30,000 streams on Spotify. Listen here, add to your Spotify playlist and please follow GHET at our Spotify artist page. Streaming, playlisting, and following helps us reach more people via Spotify’s algorithm.

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

NYC Haymaker LP release show tonight 11/15!

HAYMAKER is out on Spotify and other outlets now!
 

Listen to the new LP on Spotify here, or check it out on your service of choice: Apple Music / Amazon Music / Bandcamp
Deezer / Google Play / Tidal. We also have Haymaker CDs and T-shirts available at our store.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our record release parties in October. It was a true pleasure to play the new music for you. We have our official NYC release party tonight (Thursday 11/15) at one of our fave spots, 11th Street Bar – we hit at 9 PM. The Swedes open the show at 8 PM. We'll have the new CD and T-shirts at the show... if you can't make it, please stream the new album! We're also hitting this Saturday 11/17 at Brooklyn Bowl, supporting Tea Leaf Green, with our good bud Jason Ewald filling in for Keith on the kit. 

THE HAYMAKER STORY

A tale of three cats. It was easy. It wasn’t easy. It started in a rental apartment in the East Village. Keith helped me get drum sounds in my new space. Over the course of a year, Matt, Keith and I arranged and demoed a big batch of new tunes there. Although we did end up with some keepers – our single “Coming To Get You” is from these sessions – we agreed that my introspective, all-over-the-place solo writing process was not producing the funk n’ soul hard-hitters that work best for us in a live setting.

Upon the new year, we decided to write some songs together and dig deep into that funk n’ soul vein. Keith laid down some drum ideas inspired by some of his favorite records. Matt laid down some changes over Keith’s grooves, inspired by the best funk and soul bass lines. With these changes and grooves to build on, I laid down some guitar and worked on melodies and lyric ideas. We arranged these new songs together and began to play ‘em out live on our spring dates.

In early summer, I took some basic tracks that our friend Ed Griffin had recorded at our spring Shakori Festival set and made a pass at using them as basic tracks for a new record. Matt and Keith both felt we could do better. Over the summer, Keith recorded the drums himself at his studio. Matt recorded his bass guitar tracks on his own time, perfecting his lines and trying out various bass guitars to fit each song. I followed up with guitars and vocals. We traded mixes, ideas, and notes. Using this methodology, we also re-recorded some keepers from the previous year's sessions. 

Keith and I both took a stab at mixing the record; Matt and Jason blind-picked the best mixes. We mastered the final album with Oscar Zambrano at Zampol Productions . The end result is the best-sounding recording our trio has made thus far, showcasing our skills both on our instruments and behind the board. We pushed each other and made an album that none of us could have made alone. We titled the album “Haymaker” – this is our knockout punch. If we swing and miss, at least we put our all into it. THANK YOU for listening! 
love,
Greg

Haymaker's  first single, "Coming to Get You," has received over 30,000 streams on Spotify. Listen here, add to your Spotify playlist and please follow GHET at our Spotify artist page. Streaming, playlisting, and following helps us reach more people via Spotify’s algorithm.
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Haymaker tour starts this week! LP out 10/26!



Haymaker is coming.

GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO 
HAYMAKER ALBUM RELEASE PARTIES – FALL 2018

THU OCT 18 Muddy Creek Cafe / Winston-Salem, NC w/ Britt "SNÜZZ" Uzzell
FRI OCT 19 Boone Saloon / Boone, NC
SAT OCT 20 Downtown Beats & Eats / Wilson, NC
WED OCT 24 Free Range Brewing / Charlotte, NC
THU OCT 25 The Commodore / Charleston, SC
FRI OCT 26 Cat's Cradle Back Room / Carrboro, NC w/ Peter Holsapple combo
SAT OCT 27 Koi Pond Brewing Company / Rocky Mount, NC  
THU NOV 15 11th Street Bar / New York, NY  NYC  

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The new Greg Humphreys Electric Trio LP arrives on Spotify and other digital outlets on Friday, October 26. We're hitting the road to play some album release parties!

Haymaker is the best recording yet from Greg Humphreys Electric Trio. Bassist Matt Brandau, and drummer Keith Robinson and I co-wrote and produced the LP together, utilizing all of our talents and challenging each other to create a unique recording.

Many of these tunes started with the rhythm section; undeniable funk n' soul grooves predominate. My lyrics on this group of songs are of a reflective nature, visiting life, death, love, injustice, and suffering. They share hard-won truths and they ask why. This is a special album, and we're happy to share it with you all.

Bring your crew to one of our fall Haymaker tourdates and please get your advance tickets! Expect tunes from the new LP, as well as songs from Lucky Guy and some old faves. We'll also have a limited number of CDs of the new album available at the shows.




Our Greg Humphreys Electric Trio single from Haymaker, "Coming to Get You," has received almost 30,000 streams on Spotify. Listen here, add to your Spotify playlist and please follow GHET at our Spotify artist page to be alerted when the full album Haymaker is available there. Streaming, playlisting, and following helps us reach more people via Spotify’s algorithm.
 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

GHET LP Haymaker out 10/26! Fall tourdates!


Greg Humphreys Electric Trio's new LP Haymaker hits Spotify and other digital outlets on Friday, October 26! 

Matt Brandau, Keith Robinson and I have worked hard over the past couple of years to bring you Haymaker, our best GHET release yet. We used all of our talents to bring this collaboration to life; this is a handcrafted, detailed recording. We leaned heavily on funk n' soul this time around, co-writing our funkiest tracks yet. Please bring your crew to one of our fall Haymaker tourdates and please get your advance tickets early!

GHET HAYMAKER ALBUM RELEASE PARTIES 2018

THU OCT 18 Muddy Creek Cafe / Winston-Salem, NC  w/ Britt "SNÜZZ" Uzzell
FRI OCT 19 Boone Saloon / Boone, NC
SAT OCT 20 Downtown Beats & Eats / Wilson, NC
WED OCT 24 Free Range Brewing / Charlotte, NC
THU OCT 25 The Commodore / Charleston, SC
FRI OCT 26 Cat's Cradle Back Room / Carrboro, NC w/ Peter Holsapple combo
SAT OCT 27 Koi Pond Brewing Company / Rocky Mount, NC  
THU NOV 15 11th Street Bar / New York, NY 
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CONNELLS / DILLON FENCE / MAYFLIES USA CONCERT RESCHEDULED TO 9/29

Our Saturday, September 15 Dillon Fence show at Stephenson Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC with The Connells and Mayflies USA was rescheduled for Saturday, September 29 due to Hurricane Florence. A few tickets may be left here.


STAX LEGEND WILLIAM BELL RELEASES SONG CO-WRITTEN WITH GREG

"In a Moment of Weakness," a song that I co-wrote with Stax soul music legend William Bell, has been released as a single by Mr. Bell for Amazon Music's Produced by: Matt Ross-Spang series. The series also features Margo Price, John Prine, and Al Green. I love this song so much and I'm very happy it has been released. Proud to be a part of this recording! Thank you to Mr. Bell, Matt Ross-Spang and Charles Driebe. Listen here

More soon,
Greg










Our Greg Humphreys Electric Trio single from Haymaker, "Coming to Get You," has received over 20,000 streams on Spotify. Listen here, add to your Spotify playlist and please follow GHET at our Spotify artist page to be alerted when the full album Haymaker is available there. Streaming, playlisting, and following helps us reach more people via Spotify’s algorithm.
 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Fall record release dates announced!


Greg Humphreys Electric Trio hits the road in October! Matt Brandau, Keith Robinson and I will be playing East Coast dates to support a new GHET release.

Been fine-tuning the recordings this summer, and I'm excited for you to hear the new music––especially some grooving tunes that we wrote together earlier this year.

See below for a list of dates. Pick up your advance tickets early and make sure to bring your crew!

FALL TOURDATES 2018

THU AUG 23 Sunny's Bar / Brooklyn, NY
THU SEP 20 11th Street Bar / New York, NY
THU OCT 18 Muddy Creek Cafe / Winston-Salem, NC
FRI OCT 19 Boone Saloon / Boone, NC
SAT OCT 20 Downtown Beats & Eats / Wilson, NC
WED OCT 24 Free Range Brewing / Charlotte, NC
THU OCT 25 The Commodore / Charleston, SC
FRI OCT 26 Cat's Cradle Back Room / Carrboro, NC
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DILLON FENCE: ROCKY MOUNT 8/4, RALEIGH 9/15

Our rescheduled Dillon Fence at Mill Music Sessions show in Rocky Mount, NC is coming up on Saturday, August 4. Scott Carle, Chris Goode and I will be joined by the talented Johnny Irion on guitar for this great concert series at Rocky Mount Mills.

Kent Alphin will be back on guitar on Saturday, September 15 at Stephenson Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC––DF will be playing a special show with old friends The Connells and Mayflies USA. Quite a bill for fans of North Carolina guitar pop. Get your advance tickets here, as this show is likely to sell out. 

More soon,
Greg


Our Greg Humphreys Electric Trio single Coming to Get You recently hit 10,000 streams on Spotify. Listen here, add to your Spotify playlist and please follow GHET at our Spotify artist page. (Streaming, playlisting, and following helps us reach more people via Spotify’s algorithm.) We've also been sharing playlists there, including this playlist I curated from my acoustic solo LPs that features collaborations with artists like Mandolin Orange and Phil Cook.
 
 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

10,00 streams on Spotify!


Thank you to everyone who has listened to our new Greg Humphreys Electric Trio single Coming to Get You on Spotify. We just hit 10,000 streams – Listen here and add to your Spotify playlist!

If you haven't yet, please follow GHET at our Spotify artist page. We've been sharing some of our own playlists there, including this playlist I curated from my acoustic solo LPs that features collaborations with artists like Mandolin Orange and Phil Cook. 

Playing our only July trio show this Saturday 7/7 at Bar Chord in Brooklyn, NY. We've been working on our as-yet-untitled GHET LP and planning for a fall release. Loving the way these tunes are sounding. LP details and fall tourdates to be announced soon.


DILLON FENCE MILL MUSIC SESSIONS RESCHEDULED FOR 8/4

We have rescheduled the postponed Dillon Fence at Mill Music Sessions show in Rocky Mount NC for Saturday, August 4. Kent is unable to do the show, so Scott, Chris and I will be joined by our good bud Johnny Irion. I'm heading up to Becket MA this Friday do a set of DF tunes with Johnny at Dream Away Lodge... we're going to tighten it down for the August 4 show.

More soon,
Greg

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Single on Spotify now! Bklyn Bowl 5/30

GHET – COMING TO GET YOU – ON SPOTIFY NOW

Our new Greg Humphreys Electric Trio single Coming to Get You is now on Spotify – LISTEN HERE

There aren't many ways left for a band to make money from recorded music, but Spotify pays artists every time a song is streamed – so we’re asking you to please stream Coming to Get You as much as possible.

If you host a Spotify playlist for yourself or others, it's very important to us that you please add Coming to Get You to your list. We’ve learned that the more playlists a song appears on, the more likely Spotify’s curators will add the song to their own playlists and reach millions of people. Please help us reach these new people and make a living from our music.

Following us at our Spotify band page also supports us. We're sharing some playlists of our own there, if you'd like to have a listen.

Coming to Get You came to me during the 2016 presidential election, inspired by the classic soul music-with-a-message of longtime musical heroes like Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder. Our trio developed it on stage and in studio.

It's a warning to those in power who, in defiance of the will of the people, continue to destroy our environment and devastate our working class. For those who say there is no good protest music being made these days, here's a song for you.

Bassist Matt Brandau, drummer Keith Robinson and I recorded the track in my studio space here in NYC. Oscar Zambrano mastered it at Zampol Productions. It's taken a while to dial my rig and recording room in, and now I'm really excited about the sounds we're getting.


We're celebrating the release of Coming to Get You in Brooklyn with a full set at Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, May 30. We'll be playing many of the new tunes from our upcoming LP and we hit at 8 PM.

We're supporting the amazing New Orleans pianist, singer and songwriter Jon Cleary. He's collaborated with legends like Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. I've shared the bill with Jon before, and he is absolutely one of the best. One not to miss. Advance tickets here

Love,
Greg

GHET UPCOMING DATES 2018

5/30 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY
6/07 11th Street Bar New York, NY
7/07 Bar Chord Brooklyn, NY
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