Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hobex at Be Loud 16, Trio Lucky Guy fall tour dates

Hobex makes a rare appearance this week at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro NC for Be Loud 16, a benefit concert weekend for the Be Loud Sophie! Foundation. Andy Ware, Rob Ladd and I will revisit the original Hobex trio format and we'll be focusing on the OG Hobex material (the first two records.)

The lineup: The English Beat (!), I Was Totally Destroying It, and Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba on Friday, August 26. Preeesh!, Hobex, Chris Stamey and His Occasional Shivers on Saturday, August 27. Saturday afternoon matinee show: Pop Up Chorus, The Roman Spring, The Well Respected Men, and Girls Rock NC.   It's going to be a wonderful weekend reunion for our eclectic Chapel Hill music scene universe! Buy advance tickets here.


Greg Humphreys Electric Trio returns to the road for some fall tour dates! We're playing some really special events over the next few weeks: the Elbow Room Reunion at the Music Farm in Columbia SC on 9/17, Brooklyn Americana Music Festival on 9/23, and the Carolina Ramble in Vilas NC on 10/1. Doing a run of club dates down south in October as well. See you there!

9/17 Music Farm Columbia SC ^
9/23 Under the Archway Brooklyn NY #
10/1 Carolina Ramble Boone NC
10/2 The Commodore Charleston SC
10/3 The Commodore Charleston SC
10/4 Georgia Theater Athens GA
10/6 Visulite Theater Charlotte NC %
10/22 Downtown Beats & East Wilson NC

^ Trio at Elbow Room Reunion
# Trio at Brooklyn Americana Music Festival
% Trio with Mark Bryan
Tickets and Information here.

We've had an amazing summer. Thanks again to everyone who participated in our PledgeMusic campaign and came out to a show! We wrapped our trio summer dates with a set at the Brooklyn Arts Centre in Wilmington NC for Stand Against HB2. Both my Electric Trio bandmates Matt Brandau and Keith Robinson and my Dillon Fence bandmates Scott Carle, Kent Alphin, and Chris Goode were proud to be a part of this amazing group of artists and volunteers. Here's a YT playlist of our Electric Trio set from Stand against HB2, shot by Gregory Silva:


Lucky Guy continues to get airplay. I am deeply appreciative of WGCS, KVMR, WETS, WFIV, KCCT, KRCB, Radio Free Americana, WCOM's Americana Show, WQFS's Sunday Morning Rehab show, WCNI, Wildman Steve, and WUNC Music for spinning our record. You are Aces to me. Thank you Al Moss Promotion for helping us to get the record out there.

The LP has received some very nice press accolades this summer as well! Thank you Sarah Frost and Dawn Kamerling at the Press House for your help in publicizing the record, and thank you to the journalists who have given Lucky Guy an honest listen. Here are some highlights:
Popdose album review
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

More soon,


Side 1:
Lucky Guy
Sayin' What You Mean
Golden Bone

Side 2:
So Fucked Up
More Than a Friend
All Because of You
Someday I’ll Have My Due