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ON THE VERGE

The Greyhounds

by Nancy Dunham on August 29, 2014

A Cross Between Hall & Oates and ZZ Top

Andrew Trube seems to be fond of calling The Greyhounds’ music a cross between the sounds of Hall & Oates and ZZ Top. Perhaps that’s understandable, even if it does undersell the gritty, soul-blues sound that Trube and his musical partner Anthony Farrell create, most recently on their 11-track Ardent debut Accumulator. After a 15-year run as The Greyhounds—recording a handful of albums, playing residencies at Austin’s Continental
Club, and recording and touring with JJ Grey’s band Mofro—the duo signed with Ardent Music, the label that launched Big Star and is home to the legendary Ardent Studios where ZZ Top, The White Stripes and other major bands have recorded. “I don’t care what they call us,” says Trube of
the classification of the band’s sound. “We’re just making our kind of music.” And that kind of music has won the duo a loyal fan base that includes
Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, who have recorded songs written by Farrell and Trube. The Ardent signing is something of a dream come true for The Greyhounds, who formed in 1999 after Farrell responded to Trube’s LA Weekly classified ad seeking a keyboardist. “This is just what we wanted,” says Farrell of the signing. “This is what it has been all about.”

Comments

The Greyhounds might be a great band, but they are also clients of Peter Shapiro (owner of Jambands.com and Relix.com) wives’ PR firm Shore Fire Media, as was the previous “On The Verge” artist Benjamin Booker. Wish Relix would do more “independent” reporting, finding new groups by themselves and not being a mouthpiece for Shaprio’s empire.

By Bill - 08/29/14

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