The Rock at Live Wood LP and Cosmic Irony EP are here!
The Rock at Live Wood LP, from a recent Electric Trio set at Rockwood Music Hall, is alternately thoughtful and blistering. Mixed by Keith Robinson, it features live arrangements of songs from the Cosmic Irony EP along with some trio versions of tunes from my solo acoustic LPs and HOBEX recordings.
Cosmic Irony is a studio collaboration between producer / bassist Matt Brandau and me. We've been recording together on-and-off at his Upper West Side studio Chateau Brandau since I've been living in the city. These are our funky creations.
The first tune, "Crosstown", is a song we built around a Brandau bassline, with horns from saxophonist Art Edmaiston (Greg Allman, JJ Grey and MOFRO) and trumpeter Dennis Marion (JJ Grey and MOFRO). On "Cosmic Irony" we take a Latin trip down Existential Lane. "All Because of You" is pure pop and "More Than a Friend" is a downtown love song. Enjoy.
FALL TOUR CONTINUES...
Had a couple of great sets in Austin TX this past weekend. Thank you to the South Austin Moonlighters for having me open at the Cactus Cafe! We had a rocking electric session on Saturday at Strange Brew Loungeside with the Moonlighters' guitarist Phil Hurley and bassist Lonnie Trevino, along with the fantastic drummer Ramy Antoun, whose long resume includes a stretch playing and recording with Seal. Next up is an acoustic show in Portland OR at LaurelThirst Public House on October 12 with my old friend Matt Brown.
You may have noticed that I didn't do a crowdfunding campaign for these releases or for our fall tour. It's not that I'm not facing the same challenges as other artists in the current environment – I am. I'm simply asking you now: in lieu of pledging money to a campaign, please BUY THE ALBUMS and BUY TICKETS! Come see a show. Dates and ticket links are below. Don't forget that you are the reason we are able to continue performing and making music. I appreciate your continued support and I hope to see you this fall.
GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO FALL TOUR
Sun Oct 12 Portland OR LaurelThirst Public House – solo acoustic, with Matt Brown
Fri Oct 31 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater – solo acoustic, supporting Steve Forbert Buy Tickets
Fri Nov 7 Washington DC Cusbah
Sat Nov 8 Kill Devil Hills NC Outer Banks Brewing Station
Wed Nov 12 Chapel Hill NC Cat's Cradle Backroom Buy Tickets
Thu Nov 13 Greensboro NC Blind Tiger Buy Tickets
Fri Nov 14 Brevard NC 185 King St.
Sat Nov 15 St. Simon's Island GA Murphy's
Tues Nov 18 Greenville SC Smiley's Cafe
Wed Nov 19 Atlanta GA Eddie's Attic Buy Tickets
Thu Nov 20 Augusta GA Sky City
Fri Nov 21 Charlotte NC Double Door Inn – with The Loudermilks Buy Tickets
ROCK AT LIVE WOOD Buy on iTunes Buy on Amazon
2. Feelin' A Little Down
3. More Than A Friend
5. Sayin' What You Mean
6. Only One Of Me
7. All Because Of You
8. Must Be The Moon
9. Natural Child
Greg Humphreys – guitar, vocal
Matt Brandau – bass guitar
Keith Robinson – drums
Mixed by Keith Robinson
Recorded live by Peter Wolford
at Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY
All songs written by Greg Humphreys © Phrex Music BMI, except:
"Crosstown" written by Greg Humphreys and Matt Brandau © BMI
"Windows" written by Greg Humphreys and Jim Smith © Phrex Music BMI/Jim-a-Baygo Music ASCAP
"Must Be The Moon" written by Greg Humphreys and Nancy Armstrong © BMI
© PHREX RECORDS 2014
2. Cosmic Irony
3. All Because Of You
4. More Than A Friend
Produced by Matt Brandau and Greg Humphreys
Greg Humphreys – vocals,
guitars, steel, harmonica
Matt Brandau – electric bass,
drums, keys, double bass
Art Edmaiston – saxophone
Dennis Marion – trumpet
Tracked at Chateau Brandau
"Crosstown" written by
Greg Humphreys and Matt Brandau © BMI
Tracks 2, 3, 4 written by
Greg Humphreys © Phrex Music BMI
Tracks 1, 3 mixed by Matt Brandau
Tracks 2, 4 mixed by Greg Humphreys
Mastered by Colin Leonard at
© PHREX RECORDS 2014