Thursday, July 2, 2015

Shuggie Otis in NC, Galactic in NYC

Hey there! Hanging with my fam, writing songs and playing slide guitar after a busy June with Matt and Keith supporting Sonny Landreth.

We've also been mixing our new Electric Trio LP – I'm giddy with anticipation for you to hear this recording. Before I get ahead of myself, though, we have some exciting trio shows coming up in July and August.

We're supporting one of my all-time musical heroes, soul maestro Shuggie Otis, on Saturday August 1 at Raleigh NC's Lincoln Theatre.

On Friday August 14, we'll be back in BKLYN supporting New Orleans' own Galactic at Brooklyn Bowl.

We're also visiting Becket MA and Norwalk CT in July, and we'll be heading back to Bennettsville SC and Trumansburg NY in August. 


07/23 Becket MA
The Dream Away Lodge

07/26 Norwalk CT
SoNo Summer Concert series

08/01 Raleigh NC
Lincoln Theatre
supporting Shuggie Otis   
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08/02 Bennettsville SC
Four Oaks House Concert  

08/14 Brooklyn NY
Brooklyn Bowl
supporting Galactic 
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08/22 Trumansburg NY
Rongovian Embassy

08/29 Chapel Hill NC
Cat's Cradle  
Greg with DILLON FENCE for Be Loud 2015
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I'll be joining my Dillon Fence bandmates Scott Carle, Kent Alphin, and Chris Goode for a special set at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro for Be Loud ’15 weekend. We'll be playing on Saturday August 29, along with local supergroup Preeesh! and The Veldt. Southern Culture On The Skids and John Howie & The Rosewood Bluff play on Friday the 28th.

Weekend passes are available through the Be Loud Sophie site – only $40 for a full weekend of music, featuring some of my all-time fave bands and musicians to come out of the Chapel Hill music scene. Get your passes early! Proceeds benefit a great cause and the weekend is likely to sell out. 

More soon,

New and improved discography page with Spotify links here.

COSMIC IRONY  iTunes  Amazon  Spotify
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 Memphis saxophonist Art Edmaiston (Lucero, Gregg Allman Band, 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.

1. Crosstown
2. Cosmic Irony
3. All Because Of You
4. More Than A Friend

"Cosmic Irony spotlights Humphreys and company in a studio setting, focusing on concise songs that emphasize his jazzier inclinations and penchant for brisk, breezy melodies..." — Lee Zimmerman, No Depression

ROCK AT LIVE WOOD  iTunes  Amazon  Spotify

Rock at Live Wood is the debut live recording of Greg Humphreys Electric Trio – bassist Matt Brandau, drummer Keith Robinson, and myself.

The Rock at Live Wood  LP, from an 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.

1. Crosstown
2. Feelin' A Little Down
3. More Than A Friend
4. Windows
5. Sayin' What You Mean
6. Only One Of Me
7. All Because Of You
8. Must Be The Moon
9. Natural Child

"Rock at Live Wood showcases Humphreys and his band in concert... songs such as “More Than a Friend” and “Sayin’ What You Mean” demonstrate a decided preference for affecting melodies that find a perfect balance with the band’s ability to show off their ample chops." — Lee Zimmerman, No Depression

Stream the catalog:
Greg Humphreys on Spotify 
HOBEX on Spotify
Dillon Fence on Spotify