Greetings from Chiang Mai, Thailand! Rubina and I are honeymooning and we have our boy Jim with us. Today is Loi Krathong here — Festival of Light. We happened to be in Paris during the recent attacks... you can read a post I shared on Facebook telling my story of that experience here. You can check out some snaps from our time in Paris on my Instagram page. I also posted a short tribute to recently departed legendary New Orleans songwriter/producer/performer Allen Toussaint.
DILLON FENCE AT THE VISULITE THEATER — DECEMBER 18
Dillon Fence — Scott Carle, Kent Alphin, Chris Goode, and myself — is playing a special holiday show on Friday December 18 at the Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina. This will be our only show of the season. Very special guest Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish opens the show. We'll be playing your faves, as well as some new tunes we recorded with John Plymale in August. You can buy advance tickets here. Tickets are selling briskly, so get yours early. Mark Harkness designed our show poster above— we'll have a few screenprints for sale at the show. We look forward to seeing our Charlotte people!
SOLO SHOW IN THAILAND
Playing a solo set tomorrow night Thursday November 26 here in Chiang Mai at Papa Rock, thanks to a couple of friends— director/musician David Burris and rock 'n' roller Joe Cummings. I'll be doing a solo acoustic set and an electric set backed up by Nicky Scott and pals. Ruby, Jim and I will be missing our family stateside, but it'll be a rock 'n' roll Thanksgiving for us this year. Another show is in the works for Bangkok, so check the schedj if you have any friends there you'd like to send my way.
ELECTRIC TRIO LP, 2016 DATES
The new Greg Humphreys Electric Trio LP is DONE! Legendary mastering engineer Greg Calbi recently mastered the recording in NYC and it sounds fantastic. We recorded the tracks in April at Overdub Lane with John Plymale and finished it up over the summer with Keith Robinson; this album is a true product of all our work together over the past couple of years and we can't wait for you to hear it. Plans are in the works for Matt Brandau, Keith and I to hit the road in early 2016 and bring the tunes to you.
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.
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.
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
"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