Elbow Room Reunion - Benefiting Music Programs for Kids

Elbow Room Reunion - Benefiting Music Programs for Kids

Greg Humphrey's Electric Trio, Treadmill Trackstar, Paisley Marie, The Soul Mites, fia, Ghetto Blaster, Rear Window, Freeway Music Students

Sat, September 17, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:15 pm

Music Farm Columbia

Columbia, SC

$5.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Tickets are still for sale at the door.

Greg Humphrey's Electric Trio
Greg Humphrey's Electric Trio
On June 14th, Dillon Fence and Hobex frontman and singer-songwriter solo artist Greg Humphreys steps away from his trusty acoustic for the Greg Humphreys Electric Trio 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."

The Lucky Guy summer tour will crisscross the nation and include festival dates, headlining dates, and a slot supporting The Commodores. To support the album and the tour, Humphreys is launching a PledgeMusic campaign. An album pre-order and pledge helps print vinyl, CDs and posters, as well as hire a publicist and a radio promoter to work with the trio around its summer and fall tour dates. Every dollar pledged will go toward promoting the album and tour dates. Once the campaign's goal is met, a portion of the pledges will be donated to the American Brain Tumor Association.
Treadmill Trackstar
Treadmill Trackstar
Treadmill Trackstar’s combination of hotwired guitars, swirling cello and a powerful rhythm section creates a distinctive, hard to pin down, sound. The Detroit Free Press called their music "a colorful gush of grassroots pop [featuring] emotive vocals and bizarro lyrics,," We think that about sums it up.
After a decade long break to ‘catch their breath,’ the band is back to finish what they started. And if not finish, at least add to a bit.

THEN…

From 1994 until 1998, Treadmill Trackstar held the distinction of being one of the hardest working touring bands by spending over 200 nights a year searching out and destroying each and every venue across the land that would have them. The band traveled from coast to coast garnishing a loyal grassroots fan base won by hard work, solid songs and a true belief in what they were doing. The touring came to a climax in the summer of 1997 when Treadmill was lucky enough to hit the summer festival circuit with the likes of Beck, Moby and Iggy Pop and had the chance to perform for crowds of thirty thousand plus.

Treadmill self-released an album titled ‘Excessive Use of the Passive Voice’ in 1994 which garnered regional radio play for the standout song ‘Shouldn’t I Take,’ unheard of for an unsigned band.

All this hard work paid off in 1997 when Treadmill Trackstar was signed to the Atlantic Records imprint label Breaking Records. After a valiant attempt at rock and roll fame, the band was dropped a year later by Atlantic sighting poor sales. As Angelo says, “If we’d thought of that Okay Go video back in ’97, everything would have been different…” The band attempted to go on, but the diligent work ethic that had worked so well for them also took a toll on band members who decided to jump off the Treadmill in 1998 to pursue other interests.

AND NOW…

Fast forward to 2007. A group of promoters contacted members of Treadmill Trackstar about getting back together to perform at a charity concert celebrating the legendary Columbia music venue, Rockafella’s. After much gnashing of teeth- Treadmill somehow made it onto the stage to perform to a sold out crowd. And that’s when things began to get interesting.

While Angelo, Tony and Heidi hadn’t played a note together in a decade, that first rehearsal felt like they’d never parted. They realized what it was they had loved so much about the band, and couldn’t think of a good enough reason not to bring it back to life. Treadmill now plans on continuing to perform sporadic shows and a new album is set to be released in way late 2009. Funding for this recording will come directly from friends and fans only in an elaborate scheme that only a Treadmill fan could truly appreciate.
Paisley Marie
Paisley Marie
Paisley Marie recorded her first all original album at the age of 13, and has been performing and touring as a solo singer/songwriter since then. Now at the age of 18 with hundreds of gigs under her belt, Paisley is working on her newest original album with plans to release it in early 2017.
Fans say her voice and lyrics are soulful beyond her years, and her acoustic guitar playing perfectly accompanies her folky original tunes. Guitar isn't the only instrument she plays either- Paisley's skills include: Voice, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, bass, piano, banjo, dulcimer, ukulele, harmonica, and of course, songwriting.
Currently, Paisley teaches voice at Freeway Music and volunteers with Girls Rock Columbia. She is also the drummer in the Iggy Pop tribute band, Raw Power.

PRESS:

“‎If we all had the confidence, drive and clear vision that Paisley Marie has for her music, we'd all be uber successful. Keep your eye and ear on this girl. It's only a matter of time before she's the next big thing.”
Lera Lynn - HBO's True Detective

“Paisley's passion and maturity at such a young age is inspiring and exciting. She possesses a self-awareness and strength of character that put her head and shoulders above other young talents. She is the whole package--a young energetic star with tons of talent that is ready to work.”
Leticia Wolf - The Dead Deads

"Paisley Marie shows talent and personality beyond her years. Watch out Taylor Swift. Paisley's live performance is amazing. She really knows how to work a crowd. She has a big future ahead of her."
Kassie Miller - Nashville Recording Artist

"Incredible! She is freakin' awesome! Man I got goosebumps watching the 'Journey' song... Amazing. Just amazing."
Nick Perri - Guitarist of Shinedown, Silvertide, Mount Holly, and Sinai

"It was the best kind of surprise when Paisley Marie began to sing. Incredible power and poise at such a young age."
Coles Whalen - Recording Artist

“I had this 12yr old girl Paisley Marie play just a few minutes ago here at Hard Knox Grill and I have to tell you if see her name playing anywhere around make it a point to see her! You will not be disappointed! She will be famous one day!”
Pete Koutrakos - Owner of Hard Knox Grill
The Soul Mites
The Soul Mites
"Elder statesmen of the local music scene ... [The Soul Mites] have been mashing up rock, funk, and soul long before anyone called the practice a mash-up.".. "The Mites are simply one of those bands you have to hear live to truly appreciate." ..-Kevin Oliver, ..The Free Times.. (Columbia, SC)
fia
fia
fia started writing lyrics at 6 (2012), started lessons at School of Rock at 8 (2014) and met Rob Manganaro who put music to her lyrics at 10 (2016). By July 2016, she had her first original song "Champion" on iTunes.

Her musical taste and influences vary from singer-songwriter to country, pop, rock, punk, broadway and even rap. She performs virtually every style of music and plays guitar, bass, keyboard/piano and guitalele. Her vocal range expands almost daily with the help of her vocal coach Jeff Alani Stanfill. Her musicianship and composition are improving just as fast with the help of her writing/composition coach Roberto Manganaro whose other projects include work with Anthony Ramos, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Will Wells and Kathryn Gallagher.

In July, 2016, fia released her first original song, "Champion" with support from Robert Manganaro, Chryssie Whitehead(Velma in Chicago The Musical), Joshua Mark Samuels and Brian Csencsits.

In August 2016, she surpassed 2k fans on Facebook, 21k views on YouTube and made it to the "Top 20" singer-songwriters in NYC on ReverbNation. She continues to grow a loyal fanbase of singer songwriters of all ages but especially young women with over 1000 18-24 year old female followers.

She is also committed to giving back and has started a project called "The Music Inside Us" to help young songwriters who aren't as lucky as her to get the equipment they need to record their songs.

She recently sang the national anthem for Sky Blue FC and won runner up for talent for NJ in National American Miss. Later this year she will competing in the national NAMISS talent competition in Hollywood. She will continue her tour of NYC/Tri-State stadiums/arenas singing the national anthem for Rutgers Men's Basketball, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Columbia Football and Fordham University Football.

She hopes to release a 4-6 song original EP in early 2017 and graduate to singing the anthem at MLB games in the spring....her dad is hoping for Fenway!!!
Venue Information:
Music Farm Columbia
1022 Senate Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
http://www.musicfarm.com/venues/music-farm-columbia/upcoming-shows/