Saturday, February 28, 2015

Electric Trio Spring Tour!

February in New York City has again kicked me up and down the street! We had some great trio shows despite the cold, including a set opening for Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Brooklyn Bowl. 

We're laying low in March, but we do have a 10p set at Superfine this Sunday, March 1. Humble Tripe, some folkie friends of mine from NC well worth hearing, play at 8p. 

I'm also playing a solo acoustic set at The Falcon in Marlboro NY on Thursday March 5. I'll be opening for (and singing a tune with) my super-talented friend Erik Deutsch and his group the Jazz Outlaws.

GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO – COSMIC IRONY SPRING TOUR 2015

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio is hitting the road again in April! Matt Brandau, Keith Robinson and I are excited to play some new tunes for you. We'll be hitting some places we visited in 2014 and we've added some new spots as well. Get your tickets early and help us spread the word! More dates TBA.

Fri 4/10 // Boone NC // The Uptown // with the Junaluska Gospel Choir
Sat 4/11 // Atlanta GA // Smith's Olde Bar // opening for AJ Ghent Band
Sat 4/18 // Silk Hope NC // Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
Tue 4/21 // Greenville SC // Smiley's Acoustic Cafe // with Charles Hedgepath
Thu 4/23 // Isle of Palms SC // Windjammer
Fri 4/24 // Charlotte NC // Double Door Inn
Sat 4/25 // Wilmington NC // Bourgie Nights // with Sean Thomas Gerard
Sat 5/23 // Trumansburg NY // Rongovian Embassy 
Fri 6/19 // Annapolis MD // Ramshead // opening for Sonny Landreth

DILLON FENCE AT SHAKORI

Did I mention that Dillon Fence, the storied North Carolina alt-pop-rock group of the late '80s and early '90s featuring guitarist/vocalist Kent Alphin, drummer Scott Carle,  bassist/vocalist Chris Goode and myself will be performing a special 8p Meadow Stage set at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival on Friday, April 17?

Shakori is one my all-time fave music festivals, with an invariably entertaining roster of performers and a wonderful family atmosphere. It's also an all-ages event, so you can bring the whole family and camp. My trio will be playing a festival set as well. The trio is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, so make a weekend of it and hang with us! The ticket pricing guide is here and single-day tickets are now available. 

ELECTRIC TRIO LIVE AT THE RONGO

Crazy travel story around our gig in Trumansburg NY a couple of weeks ago. First, our rental car had a flat tire headed into the Holland Tunnel. Then we had to trade our car in and deal with gridlock traffic. The temperature gauge got down to -12 F on our way there. It ended up taking seven hours, but we made the gig at 10pm.  The gig itself was awesome! Great crowd, and headliners Big Mean Sound Machine killed it. We have some great live video and audio from the show, thanks to Finger Lakes Music Press and Greg McGrath. Check out these hot versions of Only One of Me and Natural Child.

More soon,
Greg



 

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


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

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

 

 
       

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Brooklyn Bowl 2/6, NY Dates

Hey gang, just wanted to let you know that Greg Humphreys Electric Trio has been added to the bill this Friday, Feb 6 at Brooklyn Bowl , supporting Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. We hit at 8p.

Please come out to Williamsburg if you can and support. Matt, Keith and I would love to show you what we can do with a big stage. Hope to see you! Advance tickets are here.

MORE NY DATES

We'll be at The Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn on Feb 12, playing a 10p set as a part of our friend Jan Bell's birthday concert – tickets here! The trio is headed up to Trumansburg NY on Feb 13 for a set at the Rongovian Embassy opening for the Afrobeat band Big Mean Sound Machine. Back at Superfine in DUMBO on March 1 for a 10p set following evening sets by my pals in Humble Tripe.

DILLON FENCE AT SHAKORI, ELECTRIC TRIO SPRING TOUR

Dillon Fence and the Greg Humphreys Electric Trio are both playing at this spring's Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in Silk Hope NC April 16 - 19! The vintage Fence lineup of guitarist/vocalist Kent Alphin, drummer Scott Carle,  bassist/vocalist Chris Goode and myself play a Meadow Stage set on Friday April 17.

This is an all-ages festival, so bring the whole family and camp. The ticket pricing guide is here. Early bird 4-day festival tickets are available now, and single-day tickets will be available on Feb 23. We are setting up a spring tour for the Electric Trio around Shakori, so keep an eye out for tourdate announcements!

More soon,
Greg



 

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


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

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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy New Year! 2015 Action

Happy New Year! Coming up on our boy Jim's first birthday... he's walking now. He is just a big roving ball of joyous, mischievous wonder. We love him so much! 

Thank you for all of your support in '14. You've really helped us get the Greg Humphreys Electric Trio off the ground in style.  We've got some great stuff cooking for 2015.

THE BOWERY ELECTRIC – MON 1/19

We return to The Bowery Electric for our first NYC show of the year this Monday, Jan 19.  We will have special guest Erik Deutsch joining us on keys. Excited to share the bill with two talented pals, Jon Gray and Jan Bell. Jon is a member of The Swedes and Jan will be bringing her group Jan Bell & The Maybelles. Hope you can make it, New Yorkers – advance tickets are here. Awesome show poster at right by my friend Mark Pfahlert from a Jay Thomas photo.

More goodness for the Electric Trio coming up in February: a show on Feb 12 in Brooklyn at The Jalopy Theater for Jan Bell's birthday concert, and a Feb 13 show in Ithaca NY at the Rongovian Embassy opening for the Afrobeat band Big Mean Sound Machine. 

DILLON FENCE, ELECTRIC TRIO AT SPRING SHAKORI

Both Dillon Fence and the Greg Humphreys Electric Trio will be playing sets at this spring's Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival in Silk Hope NC April 16 - 19! The vintage Fence lineup of guitarist/vocalist Kent Alphin, drummer Scott Carle,  bassist/vocalist Chris Goode and myself will convene on Friday April 17 to play a Meadow Stage set. This will be the first show by Dillon Fence in a couple of years. This is also an all-ages show – bring the whole family and camp if you like. The ticket pricing guide is here. Early bird 4-day festival tickets are already available there, and single-day tickets will be available on Feb 23.

RECENT ALBUM REVIEWS

Cosmic Irony and Rock at Live Wood both made Song Bones' top LPs of 2014 playlist on Radio Capelle in the Netherlands. Thanks, Song Bones. Both releases also got some sweet ink over at No Depression - check out these album reviews by Lee Zimmerman.

LIVE VIDEO

Here's an acoustic cover of Vince Guaraldi's "Christmastime is Here" that I posted on FB over the holiday. Also, here are a couple of live clips that surfaced on FB from last week's show in Reston VA. Longtime fan and friend Alan Miller caught a bit of the Electric Trio doing my Dillon Fence tune "Something for You", while my old Hobex bandmate Herb Q Kendrick caught our version of my Hobex tune "Feelin' a Little Down.".
More soon,
Greg



 

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



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

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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tour wrap-up, NYC in December

Hey there! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Well, our fall Cosmic Irony tour is a wrap. The Electric Trio was a hit! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the wonderful people who came out to a show, hosted us, or picked up the records over the past few weeks. You've got to give it up to my trio-mates Keith Robinson and Matt Brandau for bringing it every night. So happy to be back with Rubina and Jim, but happy to have seen so many sweet people. We had a blast. Let's do it again soon!

We received some nice tour coverage along the way. Courtney Devores previewed our Double Door Inn show for the Charlotte Observer – we had an interesting conversation about my musical journey so far, my move to NYC, and the formation of the Electric Trio. You can read it here. Thank you, Courtney.

Sylvia Pfeiffenberger, one of my fave music journalists, wrote a spot-on review of our Cradle Backroom set:

Really enjoyed Greg Humphreys' limber, soulful, electric power trio last night! The Cradle always welcomes back its young...it was my first time in the Backroom, actually, and what a nice space it is. I enjoyed the generous pour of the lady bartenders and the shiny newness of things. Since moving to NYC, Greg has stepped up his guitar game noticeably, something bass player Matt Brandau confirmed when he was telling us how much he enjoyed being on this gig. Keith Robinson was pocketful on drums.

I'm a sucker for the new video single, "Crosstown," which led the set (I walked in just in time to catch it, whew). The trio had enough juice to cover Hobex favorites and formed a strong setting for his new stuff. The jazz songs in rock format gave me an urban holiday vibe. After a faux farewell and extended second set, Greg closed up shop with "Goodbye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)."

The melancholy pinched, but at least I had Jeanne Jolly McLean standing next to me for the singalong chorus, her lovely harmony in my ear. For a hometown encore, Greg and Ann Humphreys did a sibling duet of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Charlie Dunn." Like that humble bootmaker, Greg's calling card has always been the handcrafted artisanship of his songs; we miss him, but are happy to know he's thriving in a new stage of life.
  

Thank you, Sylvia.

WHERE CAN I STREAM THE NEW ALBUMS?

Some folks have asked whether the Cosmic Irony EP or Rock at Live Wood LP are streaming on the net. Although they're not on my Reverbnation or Soundcloud pages, both records are streaming on Spotify.
Cosmic Irony is here on Spotify and Rock at Live Wood is here on Spotify.

Another question I often get is, "Which method puts more money in your pocket?" I do make more if you buy the albums on iTunes or pick up CDs at a show, but if you enjoy and share my music on Spotify and buy tickets to my shows, we'll call it even. The new records are on iTunes and Amazon if you'd like to purchase them. For the record, all of my solo acoustic albums are also on Spotify, as is almost all of the HOBEX catalog and Dillon Fence catalog. Enjoy!

"CROSSTOWN" VIDEO

Wanted to thank you all for the amazing response to the music video for "Crosstown" that I made with Mike Collins of Acoustic Films. Over 1500 views in the last few weeks. Please continue to share with folks you think will dig it. Much appreciated.



NYC IN DECEMBER

Hanging close to home in December. The trio is playing a few gigs around the city, though! Playing Saturday, December 13th in DUMBO at 68 Jay St. Bar – 10 pm set. We're back at Rockwood Stage 2 on Monday, December 15th for an 11:30 pm set. Headed up to Harlem on Thursday, December 18th to play a 7:30 pm set at Cafe Latte ll for the Harlem Honkytonk Series, curated by music journalist Greg Tate (seen recently on the HBO documentary "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown") and music-journalist-turned-recording-artist Kandia Crazy Horse.

Working on some great shows for '15! More soon...

Thanks,
Greg

 



 

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




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

 

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Video! Fall tour!

The Greg Humphreys Electric Trio is headed out on tour This Friday! The Cosmic Irony EP is now out on iTunes and Amazon. Made a music video for "Crosstown" with Mike Collins of Acoustic Films to help promote the EP and tourdates – please check it out. Like and share if you dig. 

ELECTRIC TRIO TIME. See you in the next couple of weeks... appreciate your continued support more than I can express.  Here are the dates and ticket links!

GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO – COSMIC IRONY TOUR

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
Sun Nov 16 Bennettsville SC House Concert 
Tues Nov 18 Greenville SC – with Charles Hedgepath Smiley's Cafe 
Wed Nov 19 Atlanta GA Eddie's Attic – with Magno Buy Tickets
Thu Nov 20 Augusta GA Sky City
Fri Nov 21 Charlotte NC Double Door Inn – with The Loudermilks Buy Tickets

Thanks,
Greg

COSMIC IRONY  iTunes  Amazon 

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

ROCK AT LIVE WOOD  iTunes  Amazon

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

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New LP and EP on iTunes, Amazon NOW!

The Rock at Live Wood LP and Cosmic Irony EP are here!

Rock at Live Wood, the debut live recording of Greg Humphreys Electric Trio (bassist Matt Brandau, drummer Keith Robinson, myself), is available on iTunes and Amazon NOW.

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. 

The official Cosmic Irony  EP release date is November 1, but you can preview and pre-order the Cosmic Irony EP on iTunes and on Amazon NOW! 

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.

Thanks,
Greg

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
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

 

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
 
 

COSMIC IRONY Pre-order on iTunes Pre-order on Amazon 

1. Crosstown
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
SING Mastering
© PHREX RECORDS 2014

 
       

 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

ELECTRIC TRIO FALL TOUR!

Hope you've had a lovely summer. The world's a mess these days and it's suitably depressing. Some good news, though: I taught our seven-month-old lil' Jim to clap and he just cut his first couple of teeth. Feeling mighty proud.  

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio (bassist Matt Brandau, drummer Keith Robinson and I) are doing an East Coast tour this November in support of two new releases – Cosmic Irony and Rock at Live Wood.   

The Cosmic Irony EP consists of some studio tracks that Matt and I have been recording off-and-on since I've been living in NYC. A friend of mine described these tunes, largely sweet love songs, as "AM Gold!" Fans of my poppier material over the years will surely find something to love on this EP.   

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 tunes from the Cosmic Irony EP along with some Trio versions of tunes from my solo acoustic LPs and HOBEX LPs. We're pulling it all together. It feels good, sounds great.  

I've really enjoyed playing with these guys. I can't wait to get back out on the road and play some music for you again. Please mark down a date and we'll see you there. Buying tickets in advance is highly recommended. Below are the fall dates announced so far. All dates feature the Electric Trio, unless otherwise noted... some special solo sets are scheduled for Austin and Portland. 

More soon,
Greg
 

Mon Sep 15 New York NY Bowery Electric Buy Tickets
Fri Sep 26 Austin, TX Cactus Cafe – solo acoustic, supporting South Austin Moonlighters
Buy Tickets
Sat Sep 27 Austin, TX Strange Brew, Lounge Side – solo electric, featuring members of South Austin Moonlighters
Sun Oct 12 Portland, OR Laurelthirst Public House – solo, with Matt Brown
Fri Oct 31 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater – solo, 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