May 25, 2017 · Thursday * 7:30pm * NO Cover
Graymatter plays acoustic music with big harmonies and a dash of rock and roll. We add a wide variety of instrumentation: acoustic 6-string and 12-string guitars, electric guitar, tenor banjo, high-strung guitar, electric sitar guitar, flute, harmonica, mandolin, bodhran (Irish frame drum), and other percussion. We perform re-imagined or “graymatterized” versions of the greatest songs ever written, plus original songs written by all four members.
Brad Gray: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Barry Gray: vocals, acoustic guitar
Bev Gray Gude: vocals, 12-string and high-strung acoustic guitars, bodhran, percussion, flute
Dave Gude: vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, harmonica, mandolin
|Left to right: Dave, Bev, Brad and Barry|
Brad, Barry and Bev (brothers and sister) and Dave (Bev’s husband) have been singing, harmonizing and strumming together for more than 30 years.
Full Bio/Bio for Press
The Gray family has been singing and strumming various instruments together as long as anyone can remember. Bev and her younger brothers Barry and Brad and two more siblings soaked up the folk music of the 1950s and ’60s that their father played and sang to them. Family dinners often ended with the clearing of the plates, gathering of the instruments and the singing would begin. In high school, Bev brought her then boyfriend (now husband) Dave home for dinner and he immediately joined in the family music fun.
Now take the four singer-songwriters with a passion for re-imagining and re-creating the songs of their youth, mix in the swirling, 4 part harmonies that result from the close-knit chemistry of family voices and you’re describing Graymatter. The harmonies and unique song arrangements set them apart from other bands. Whether it’s tender ballads, folky Americana or driving rock & roll, Graymatter puts across an intensity, energy and vision that keeps fans coming back for more. A Graymatter show is chock full of memories for people who grew up in the 60’s, 70’s and beyond, and the band loves introducing those dynamic classics in a fresh, new way to younger audiences who have never heard the songs before. Their originals are folk/rock/Americana style pieces woven together with those same dynamic harmonies and often steeped in personal storytelling. Graymatter is Barry Gray (acoustic guitar), Brad Gray (acoustic & electric guitars, sitar guitar), Dave Gude (acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica, mandolin) and Bev Gray Gude (12-string & high-strung guitars, flute, tambourine and bodhran).
Range of Songs
Depending on the venue, Graymatter is ready to put on a show of all originals, all covers, or a unique mix that is the best of both worlds. Originals by all four members, plus “Graymatterized” arrangements with harmonies never heard before on songs from the 60s, 70s and beyond.
Artists covered include:
Creedence, Beatles, Rolling Stones, CSNY, Pure Prarie League, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Rod Stewart, The Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Mamas and the Papas, The Monkees, Simon and Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Badfinger, The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Bob Dylan.