Dillon Fence and Hobex frontman and singer songwriter solo artist Greg Humphreys steps away from his trusty acoustic for the Greg Humphreys Electric Trio 2016 debut, ”Lucky Guy”.
The album finds the critically acclaimed artist creatively invigorated. His accomplished and artistically intuitive bandmates simmer through a collection of sweetly soulful Americana and raucous roots rock that showcases Humphreys' elegant virtuosity and his heartfelt songwriting. The three piece will be sharing this intimate and infectious new album on tour this summer.
Music fans are familiar with Humphreys’ songs, voice and guitar from his years leading North Carolina faves Dillon Fence and Hobex. With songs influenced by the best in pop, funk, soul, R&B, and rock n' roll, you might find Greg Humphreys Electric Trio in the same idiosyncratic corner of the big Americana tent where you'd find Alabama Shakes, Chris Stapleton, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, or the North Mississippi Allstars.
The Electric Trio formed in 2014 in New York City. Drummer Keith Robinson brings Texas flavor, having toured and recorded with Marcia Ball and Charlie Robison. In demand bassist Matt Brandau has backed up Elvis Costello and Joan Osborne, among others. These seasoned southern transplants played over 130 live dates in their first two years, but they took their time to make a debut studio album.
Of the album Humphreys reveals: The Lucky Guy LP tells a story of a happy time in my life, I met an amazing woman, moved to NYC, had a son, and got married. This album is also a manifestation of our trio's musical relationship. Select highlights from the eight song release include the slow burn R&B track Crosstown, the burly blues rock instrumental Golden Bone, and the sunshine filled title track, Lucky Guy.
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