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Grayson Hugh

Grayson Hugh

Singer Songwriter / Soul Rock / Roots New York, NY  US
Goodbye Train
Goodbye Train
Talk It Over
Talk It Over
Blind To Reason
Blind To Reason
Romantic Heart
Romantic Heart
I Can't Untie You From Me
I Can't Untie You From Me

Discography

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    GRAYSON HUGH Live at The Ace Of Clubs Released on Oct 2, 2014
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    AN AMERICAN RECORD (2010 Swamp Yankee Records) Released on May 1, 2010
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    THE INVISIBLE DAYLIGHT BROTHERS (2009 Swamp Yankee Records) Released on Sep 1, 2008
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    MUSIC FOR IMAGINARY FILMS (1999 Swamp Yankee Records) Released on Oct 1, 1999
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    NORTH CAROLINA BEACHES (1995 Swamp Yankee Records) Released on Aug 31, 1995

Videos

TALK IT OVER

Shows

  • Fri

    Mar 13

    Southington, CT, US | 8:00pm

    JUST BACK FROM RECORDING GRAYSON'S NEW ALBUM "BACK TO THE SOUL"! GRAYSON HUGH with POLLY MESSER Live @ Smokin With Chris FRIDAY March 13, 2015 CT's Best Award-Winning Barbecue & Live Music Venue!! 59 West Center Street, Southington, Ct. 06489 8 PM Showtime No cover charge - but there's limited seating - Reservations Recommended 860.620.9133

  • Sat

    Jan 31

    Wilton, CT, US | 7:00pm

    Internationally acclaimed Singer/Songwriter/Pianist Grayson Hugh and Singer Polly Messer will be doing a unique “house concert” upstairs at Forza Five Holistic Healing Center in Cannondale Village, 26 Cannon Road, Wilton, Connecticut on Saturday January 31, 2015. The performance begins at 7:30 pm. Refreshments will be served downstairs at 7 pm (herbal teas from the Forza Five Center and stuffed breads from Uncle Leo’s Deli in nearby Redding, Ct).  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Forza Five Holistic Fitness and Healing Center, 26 Cannon Rd. Cannondale Village, Wilton CT 06897. Call 203-247-4175 for details.
 In this intimate concert, Hugh will talk about the healing power of music and how it helped him on his own journey of a near-fatal relapse with alcohol in 2000 and in his recovery, which began in 2004. With songs and stories, he will describe his adventures at top of the music world, his fall and his return to the world stage, of finding true love at age 57, and of drawing inspiration from nature.  Besides newer songs, Hugh will also perform his hits from radio (Talk It Over, Bring It All Back, Soul Cat Girl) and films (Thelma and Louise, Fried Green Tomatoes).  Grayson Hugh and Polly Messer first met in 1980, when Polly was singing and touring with the well-known swing band Eight To The Bar. After leaving that band in 1982, she sang with Grayson’s band The Wildtones. They reconnected years later, in 2006, after raising her son as a single mom and obtaining a triple major degree in Art from Western Connecticut State University. She began singing backup vocals with Hugh for his comeback album An American Record and ended up co-producing the record with him.  One harmony led to another and they were married in 2008. Hugh’s music has been called "a soul/rock stew with a dash of blues and a pinch of country" (Stone Phillips, The Today Show). Pulitzer Prize winning Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. had this to say of Hugh's 2010 comeback release An American Record:  "In a world where music is often a brittle artificiality, the music he makes is hard and strong, convicted and convincing. And true. Most of all, true. It's there in the gritty lament of his voice, in the roughhouse eloquence of his piano, and the atmospheric poetry of his words. He has that thing Sam Cooke and Ray Charles had, that thing you still hear sometimes in Bruce Springsteen, that lonely, train whistle in the dark thing, that yearning, keening thing that gets right to the heart of what it means to be alive, what it means to be a human being. This is 'An American Record'. Some of us are glad the wait is over at last." (Leonard Pitts Jr., Miami Herald, March 8, 2010) This past December Grayson and Polly walked into Lisa Tenore’s Forza Five Holistic Healing Center, had a reading and immediately felt a kindred spirit. As they continued their visits, the idea of this collaboration was born. Proceeds from the concert will go to the funding of Grayson Hugh’s next album Back To The Soul, which is set to be recorded in Charleston, South Carolina this coming February. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these world-class musicians in the cozy, peaceful setting of Cannondale Village! In the words of another writer: “Grayson Hugh has been there and is back again. His story – our story – has to be heard.” (Robert Doerschuk, CMAWorld.com, May 10, 2010)

  • Fri

    Jan 16

    Southington, CT, US | 8:00pm

    GRAYSON HUGH with POLLY MESSER Live @ Smokin With Chris CT's Best Award-Winning Barbecue & Live Music Venue!! 59 West Center Street, Southington, Ct. 06489 No cover charge - but there's limited seating. 
BE SURE TO RESERVE A TABLE! (860) 620-9133 (Due to Limited Seating, Reservations For The Music and BBQ can be made for no earlier than 8pm)

 For the past four years, since moving back to his home state of Connecticut, internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Grayson Hugh, along with his wife singer Polly Messer, has been doing special intimate concerts every two months or so one of Connecticut's hottest barbeque and live music spots, Smokin With Chris in Southington. It's become a tradition. Here's a unique chance to hear the legendary blue-eyed soul man himself, with Polly Messer, in an up-close and personal acoustic setting at Grayson & Polly's favorite Ct. BBQ restaurant and live music venue.

 Grayson's songs have been called "a soul/rock stew with a dash of blues and a pinch of country" - Stone Phillips, The Today Show Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts has this to say of Grayson's 2014 Beach Music hit "Goodbye Train": "You'll Be Singing Along! (5 Stars) This is one of those songs that, the first time you hear it you feel like you've known it forever. It's a timeless tale of love and leave-taking, set to a loping beat accented by piano fills that fall into it like a light snow. And Hugh, that love child of Sam Cooke and Bruce Springsteen, sings it with just the right touch of ache." - Leonard Pitts, April 22, 2014

  • 2014

    Nov 21

    Southington, CT, US | 8:00pm

    GRAYSON HUGH with POLLY MESSER Live @ Smokin With Chris CT's Best Award-Winning Barbecue & Live Music Venue!! 59 West Center Street, Southington, Ct. 06489 The 4th Annual Thanksgiving Vacation Show! No cover charge - but there's limited seating -BE SURE TO RESERVE A TABLE! (860) 620-9133 (Due to Limited Seating, Reservations For The Music and BBQ can be made for no earlier than 8pm) For the past four years, since moving back to his home state of Connecticut, internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Grayson Hugh, along with his wife singer Polly Messer, has been doing special intimate concerts every two months or so one of Connecticut's hottest barbeque and live music spots, Smokin With Chris in Southington. It's become a tradition. Here's a unique chance to hear the legendary blue-eyed soul man himself, with Polly Messer, in an up-close and personal acoustic setting at Grayson & Polly's favorite Ct. BBQ restaurant and live music venue. Grayson's songs have been called "a soul/rock stew with a dash of blues and a pinch of country" - Stone Phillips, The Today Show Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts has this to say of Grayson's 2014 Southern Soul Radio Hit "Goodbye Train": "You'll Be Singing Along! (5 Stars.) This is one of those songs that, the first time you hear it you feel like you've known it forever. It's a timeless tale of love and leave-taking, set to a loping beat accented by piano fills that fall into it like a light snow. And Hugh, that love child of Sam Cooke and Bruce Springsteen, sings it with just the right touch of ache." Leonard Pitts, April 22, 2014

  • 2014

    Nov 9

    Myrtle Beach, SC, US | 3:00pm

    GRAYSON HUGH brings his hit song “Goodbye Train” - Nominated for Carolina Beach Music 2014 National Dance Song Of The Year - to Myrtle Beach’s Legendary Alabama Theatre at The 2014 Carolina Beach Music Awards A Star-Studded Gala Event Sunday November 9, 2014 3 pm Showtime Tickets $39.95 - $65.50 The Alabama Theatre is located at 4750 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Performing with Grayson is his wife and harmony singer Polly Messer, and the renowned blues and soul band Jim Quick & Coastline. Also appearing is Soul Singer and Songwriter Legend Eddie Floyd ("Knock On Wood", "634-5789"), Jim Quick, Albert Rogers, Earle Dawkins, Allie Privette, Rick Strickland, Rhonda McDaniel, Gary Lowder and many, many others...

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Label: Swamp Yankee Records, RCA Records, MCA Records

Bio: Raised in the quiet suburb of West Hartford, Connecticut, singer/songwriter/pianist Grayson Hugh moved to New York City in 1986, determined to get a record deal. Camping out in a friend's basement barber shop, he pounding on doors with his tapes the old-fashioned way, playing his songs for everyo...See Full Bio

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