Greg Humphreys Electric Trio to Team with Junaluska Gospel Choir in Boone April 10

Published Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

On Friday, April 10, downtown Boone’s newest live music venue, The Uptown, in association with Brave Dewer Produciontwill host a special Spring Soul & Gospel Show featuring NC natives the Greg Humphreys Electric Trio, along with special guests the Junaluska Gospel Choir from Boone.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. This event is open to all ages. Tickets for the show are $10 and can be
purchased in advance by clicking to, as well as at the door.

The Uptown is located at 182 Howard Street in downtown Boone, directly across the street from The Local and Cha Da Thai.


The name Greg Humphreys should be familiar to even casual observers of the North Carolina music scene for the last 20 years. A native of Winston-Salem and longtime resident of the Triangle, the soulful singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist founded such venerable outfits as funk/alt. soul standouts Hobex and indie pop rockers Dillon Fence before releasing a string of stellar, mostly acoustic albums.

Now based in Brooklyn, NY, Humphreys has recently to group play with his new Electric Trio featuring bassist Matt Brandau and drummer Keith Robinson. The band’s Cosmic Irony Spring Tour will feature songs from two new releases; the band’s Rock at Live Wood, and the Cosmic Irony EP recorded with Brandau.

In addition to his already full recording and touring efforts, Humphreys also recently journeyed to Atlanta for some writing and recording sessions with famed Stax soul legend William Bell, author of “You Don’t Miss Your Water” and other classics.

Led by choir director/bassist/vocalist Danny Whittington, Boone’s Junaluska Gospel Choir has long been one of the High Country’s most celebrated musical ensembles. Performing each Sunday morning at the Mennonite Brethren Church (located in the town’s historic Junaluska community, also known as “The Hill”), the choir’s uplifting, energetic brand of black gospel features elements of soul, rock, R&B, country and more.

In addition to playing numerous church functions throughout the region, the Junaluska Gospel Choir has performed at MerleFest and Mountain Home Music and released a new album entitled Rough Side Of The Mountain in 2014.###

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