Jon Cleary

Jon Cleary

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

$12 in advance; $15 day of show 

Jon Cleary
Jon Cleary
With the release of GoGo Juice on FHQ Records, New Orleans funk master Jon Cleary returns to the hard driving, soulful, and funky pop tunes that have brought him critical acclaim since his 1999 album Moonburn. Beyond Cleary’s considerable skills as a tunesmith he is equally renowned around the globe as an accomplished keyboardist and guitarist, and a deeply soulful vocalist. Cleary’s thirty-five years of intensive hands-on work on the Crescent City scene has made him a respected peer of such New Orleans R&B icons as Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. Toussaint, in fact, took time from his busy schedule to write most of the horn arrangements for GoGo Juice. In addition to the Toussaint touch, GoGo Juice bursts, full flavor, with expert accompaniment by some of New Orleans’ top session men – including fellow keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall, and the Dirty Dozen horns – along with members of Cleary’s band, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, and the veteran production skills of Grammy Award-winning producer John Porter.

While thoroughly steeped in the classic Crescent City keyboard canon – from Jelly Roll Morton to Fats Domino to Art Neville, James Booker, and beyond – Cleary uses that century’s worth of pianistic brilliance as a point of departure to forge his own unique and eclectic style. “I love New Orleans R&B, “ Cleary explains. “I’m a fan, first and foremost. But there’s little point in just going back and re-recording the old songs. I think the greatest New Orleans R&B records are the ones that built on what went before but also added something new. By writing new songs you get to channel all the music you absorb through your own individual set of filters – and the fun is in seeing what comes out. Funk is the ethnic folk music of New Orleans, and I wanted to infuse this album with a sound that was true to the city I love”.

Jon Cleary’s GoGo Juice makes an eloquent, definitive and future-classic statement of his funk-filled artistic vision. A highly musical, masterfully performed expression of Jon’s high energy and exquisite musicianship… Real music played real good!

In 2015, Jon’s album GoGo Juice was nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Regional Roots Album” category in which he won the Grammy in February 2016.
Greg Humphreys Electric Trio
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
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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