GREYE Single “Windows” Revitalizing the American Spirit Florida Progressive Americana Rock Band Gives an Unblemished Performance

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GREYE Windows

GREYE Windows

 

It has been quite a while since we have covered an Americana collective, but we recently discovered some sweet sounds from GREYE, a Florida-based Progressive Americana Rock Band. GREYE just released their latest project “Windows” and the band’s lead single of the same title currently has the global music-sphere lit.

Released in July, “Windows” is a polished performance with a blistering down-home feel. The song, which carriers a laid-back vibe is driven by a distinct score which consists of addicting guitar riffs, robust bass rhythms, catching percussion and a luscious vocal performance. “Windows” is the quintessential fusion between some of America’s most popular genres with a distinctly modern feel. GREYE gives a flawless performance and production on the single is among the cleanest we’ve ever experienced from an indie band.

GREYE offers music lovers a rich listening experience which not only includes alluring vocals and professional musicianship, but also an opportunity to experience thought-provoking songwriting content which is often difficult to come by in the mainstream. “Windows” is a performance that can be appreciated from various perspectives regardless of your music preferences and most of all, it is a great song and easy to absorb.

GREYE is a refreshing introduction to neophytes of Americana who have not yet had the opportunity to experience its nuances, while Gen X-ers will gravitate towards the progressive sounds that defined the 90s, reflecting back on music’s evolution. Millennials just now stumbling upon bands like Pearl Jam, will marvel at the sounds of real music, and those that relish in the conventions of The Allman Brothers Band will give a nod to the deeply rooted influences heard in GREYE’s release.

Listen to GREYE “Windows” on Soundcloud.

Based in Daytona, Florida, GREYE consists of band members Hannah Summer (vocals) Jett Wolfe (guitar), Joshua Reid (bass), Ray Grimard (drums). The band got its start in 2012 and has since performed at both local and national venues.

In 2014, GREYE released their debut album ‘Providence’. Following the success of ‘Providence’, the band released the full-length LP’s ‘The Tube’ and ‘The Worrier’ in 2015 and 2016 respectively. GREYE members cite a number of musical influences ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to John Butler Trio, YES and many others. Jon Allred of “Indie Music Lives Here of Portland” stated, “…forget 50 shades, one does of GREYE is all you need at the end of the day to unwind and lose yourself to a music masterpiece…”

Having been praised for their work ethic and in receipt of numerous accolades, the band has definitely made its mark on music since its original inception. GREYE was highlighted at the 2015 BMI Key West Songwriters Festival and vocalist Hannah Summer was selected as Songwriter of the Year at the Songwriters Showcase of America 2014-2015.

GREYE kicked off a summer tour in July starting in North Charleston, South Carolina and along the east coast. August tour dates start on the 2nd .

Check out these upcoming tour dates for GREYE:

    The Middle East – 480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139 – July 31st @ 10pm

    Stella’s Barn – 1346 Elmira Rd., Newfield, NY 14867 – August 2nd @ 6pm

    Lot 10 Kitchen and Lounge – 160 S Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850 – August 4th @ 10pm

    The Back Door Bar – 3092 NY-28, Old Forge, NY 13420 – August 5th @ 8pm

    Palmetto Brewing Co. – 289 Huger St., Charleston, SC 29403 – August 12th @ 6pm

    JohnKing Grill & Bar – 428 King St., Charleston, SC 29403 – August 12th @ 10pm

Visit the band’s website for more tour information www.greyemusic.com.

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Humphrey-McKeown Passing Shadows an Epic Adventure in Music and Voice A Spirited Fusion of Past and Present

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Humphrey McKeown

Humphrey McKeown

“Passing Shadows”, the latest release by Humphrey-McKeown instantly captures listeners with epic instrumentation and uplifting vocals. The song offers a spirited performance combining various elements of rock, pop, and folk while encompassing the gorgeous layers of the all-American ethos.

While listening to Humphrey-McKeown, fans will be whisked away into an ethereal dimension which is illuminated by the theatrical nature of the score. At moments,  “Passing Shadows” makes you feel as if you are in a 70s rock opera. Other times, the song transports you to contemporary times with an distinct alternative feel. Unmistakable however, are the country and folk-infused elements that take listeners to the core of the American soul or even the Midwest plains with a slightly gritty feel.

“Passing Shadows” is an easy listen with a nice danceable feel. The song truly has a distinct sound that is unconventional yet engaging.  Humphrey-McKeown has developed a beautifully entertaining production that not only has mass appeal but inspires an appreciation for gifted multi-instrumentalists creating a picturesque layering of stunning images through sound and voice.

Heather Humphrey and Tom McKeown are each one-half of Humphrey-McKeown, a songwriting and performance collaboration that started in 2006. The songwriting duo, after agreeing to partner took to the road and started writing for music publishers all over including places like LA, Chicago, and Nashville. The team is known for their diverse writing style, organic melodies, and drive to create new sounds that have never been heard of in the past.

Humphrey-McKeown has written over 100 different songs for other artists however, they have since shifted the focus from writing for others to defining their own unique musical presence. The duo’s first open mic in 2010 led to the release of four studio albums in a 3-year spans. Through a painstaking audition process, the duo was able to find several other great musicians to complete their band.

The band now consists of Heather Humphrey (lead and background vocals, piano, flute, and percussion), Tom McKeown (lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, piano, synths, bass, drums, and percussion) Jim Livas (drums and percussion) and Tony Meadors (Upright bass, 4&5 string electric bass, and background vocals). Humphrey-McKeown’s sound has been described as contemporary Folk-Rock Americana while their styles encompass a variety of genres such as rock, pop, country, folk, and progressive. The secret sauce to their unique sound is “a hint of Brill Building songwriting” (hm-music.com). The band’s upcoming release is called ‘Tapestry of Shadows’ which is due out on May 20th, 2017. Visit www.hm-music.com to learn more about the band and their music.

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