Tea Leaf Green
Greg Humphreys Electric Trio, Gadadu
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Tea Leaf Green
The longer one lives the greater the number of scars and scrapes one accumulates. Itʼs the same with a band, where the years build up layers one could never have expected when they set out in a van back in the day. So it is with San Franciscoʼs Tea Leaf Green, whose own journey began as a jam-minded party on legs in the late 1990s and grew into one of the Bay Areaʼs most thoughtful, dedicated musical acts. In many ways this quartet is the essence of rockʼs adventurous outlaw spirit, fueling songs that resonate with classic vibrations, open-ended possibilities and radio-ready charm.
Greg Humphreys Electric Trio
Greg Humphreys Electric Trio celebrates the release of a new single, "Coming To Get You,” from a new album scheduled for a Fall 2018 release.
Music fans are familiar with Humphreys 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.
Humphreys formed his Electric Trio in New York City with Drummer Keith Robinson and Bassist Matt Brandau. Robinson brings Texas flavor, having toured and recorded with Marcia Ball and Charlie Robison. Brandau has backed up Elvis Costello and Joan Osborne.
"Humphreys is building his reputation cautiously but deliberately… his good fortune is all but inevitable." — Lee Zimmerman, No Depression
"All of Humphreys’ musical projects have shared some common elements: His distinctive soulful rasp, channeling Sam Cooke by way of Rod Stewart; his tight, imaginative guitar work; and his gift for writing melodic, catchy, deceptively simple tunes." — Eddie Huffman, Winston-Salem Journal
"Lucky Guy, the first release with his Electric Trio, reflects the optimism of a man who’s made the right moves." — David Klein, Indy Week
GADADU manifests a kaleidoscopic dream world mixing elements of indie/dream pop with jazz arrangements, warm harmonies, and some swinging jams. With a sound that's been described as "both vintage and prophetic," GADADU delves into the outer limits of songwriting, "invoking the spacey eloquence of Sun Ra, Kamasi Washington, Alice Coltrane and Stereo Lab..." (J. Blum, PopMatters; T. Kneschke, Tiny Mix Tapes).
GADADU received critical acclaim for their first album, And I See Night. The album won them a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in rural New Hampshire, where the band developed much of the material for their next album during an intensive five-day retreat. With their November 2016 release "Bay Songs," a music video/single featuring animation by Danna Grace Windsor, GADADU established a new, bolder sound. "Bay Songs" caught the attention of filmmaker Delfine Paolini, who contracted bandleaders Hannah and Nicki to score 222, a silent short film that highlights the plight of New York's iconic Chelsea Hotel. Nicki and Hannah's work together as film composers had a strong influence on GADADU's production and performance style, which features cinematic arrangements alongside extended improvisations and bracing grooves. The band's second album, Outer Song, is slated for release Oct 26th, 2018 on Birdwatcher Records.
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