Friday, September 15, 2017

ALSapalooza

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Grove Winery and Vineyards will host the ALSapalooza Music Festival. The event features live music by Graymatter, Lemon Sparks, and the Sam Frazier Band.
“The ALSapalooza Music Festival is put together to raise ALS awareness and funds for The ALS Association - North Carolina Chapter,” said Mary Luper, an ALS patient who organized the event. “It includes three live bands, a corn hole tournament, food trucks, wine and beer, as well as vendor booths with handmade crafts. It is also kid and dog (leashed) friendly. Join us for the best party of the year!” The cost of admission is a suggested $10 minimum donation.
ALS, often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The disease robs people of the ability to walk, talk, eat, and eventually breathe. It traps them inside a body they no longer can control. ALS is a disease that is 100% fatal and usually strikes people between the ages of 40 and 70. Approximately 20,000 Americans can have the disease at any given time.

Money raised at ALSapalooza will benefit The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, which focuses on finding cures and treatments for the disease through global research and advocacy as well as helping people living with ALS in North Carolina and their families. The North Carolina Chapter serves nearly 800 people living with ALS in North Carolina each year by supporting all of the state’s multidisciplinary ALS clinics, providing financial assistance to people living with ALS and operating support groups and a medical equipment loan program.

Graymatter is proud to be participating in this event and will be playing in honor of Dave’s aunt, Jane Jansen, who passed away in 2014 from ALS.
This will be a really fun evening so come on out and help us raise some funds for this great cause! Gates open at 6pm and the music kicks off at 6pm.
Grove Winery and Vineyards is in Gibsonville, just north of Greensboro. To get directions and learn more, visit www.grovewinery.com.
 
For more information about The ALS Association-North Carolina Chapter, visit www.alsnc.org.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Looking Ahead:

September 3, 7pm, Peace Love & Muddy Creek, Winston Salem
September 8, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
September 12, 6pm, Lucky 32, Greensboro
September 16, 2:45pm, Carousel Festival - main stage, Burlington
September 23, Private Wedding, Randleman
September 24, 6:30pm, Carrboro Music Festival - Cat's Cradle stage, Carrboro
October 7, 6pm, ALSapalooza, Grove Winery, Gibsonville
October 13, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
Oct 21, 6pm, Crazy Quilt Listening Room, Greensboro
Oct 28, time tba, Doodad Farm, Greensboro
November 7, 6pm, Lucky 32, Greensboro
November 10, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
December 8, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
 
Keep an eye on our calendar for updates!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


We just learned that Barry has been awarded a NC Arts Council Fellowship Grant, awarding him enough money to produce a cd of his original music. Congratulations little brother!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Burlington Times News


Close-knit chemistry
By Times News
7/27/17

GrayMatter has a passion for re-creating songs popular during the musicians’ youth.

“A GrayMatter show is chock-full of memories for people who grew up in the ’60s, ’70s and beyond, and we love introducing those dynamic classics in a fresh, new way to younger audiences who have never heard the songs before. Our originals are folk/rock/Americana-style pieces woven together with those same dynamic harmonies and often steeped in personal storytelling,” said Bev Gray Gude, who performs with her brothers, Brad and Barry Gray, and her husband, Dave Gude.

The band will make its third appearance at the Fourth Fridays/Musical Chairs concert series from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Historic Depot, 200 S. Main St., Burlington. Admission is free, but donations of children’s art supplies for classes at Alamance Arts are appreciated.

“We grew up singing and playing music together. We’d often gather our instruments and play music around the dining room table after dinner had ended, along with our two other siblings and our dad, Bryan, who also sang and played guitar,” Bev Gray Gude said.

Bev and Dave started dating at ages 15 and 16, respectively.

“Dave was there early on for those Gray musical moments,” she added.

Bev Gray Gude is featured on vocals, 12-string and high-strung acoustic guitars, bodhran, percussion and flute; Brad Gray is on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars; Barry Gray is on vocals and acoustic guitar; and Dave Gude is on vocals, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, harmonica and mandolin.

Harmonies set this band apart from others in the Piedmont-Triad.

“There’s something special that happens when family voices are blended together — a close-knit chemistry that’s unique,” Bev Gray Gude said.

Inspiration comes from the bands with heavy-laden harmonies and fabulous rock bands, too.

“To name just a few of our favorites we’d have to say Peter, Paul & Mary; Kingston Trio; Beatles; James Taylor; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; The Monkees; Bob Dylan; Simon and Garfunkel; and The Band,” she said.

In addition to Friday’s concert, GrayMatter has a show at Listen Speakeasy at Hush in Greensboro on Monday.

“In this intimate setting, we’re going to be showcasing our original songs, so this is a unique opportunity for GrayMatter fans and for folks that enjoy singer-songwriter shows,” she said. The event will begin at 3 p.m. and seating is limited so those interested should go to the website at www.graymatternc.com.

Next up at Musical Chairs: Liverpool, Aug. 4 in downtown Elon as part of the Alive After Five portion of the concert series.

For more details on GrayMatter, visit www.facebook.com/graymatternc. Videos are available on YouTube and on the Facebook page.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Listen Speakeasy at Hush - exciting update!

Tickets for our 3pm show are nearly gone...so we've added a 2nd show on July 30th! Advance sale tickets are $15 and will be $20 at the door if any are still available. This venue only seats 45 people, so get your tickets today! You can get your advance tickets here for the 7pm show.

Doors open at 6pm so come early for dinner, drinks and fun! You can find Listen Speakeasy at Hush by entering The Baker and The Bean at 433 Spring Garden St in Greensboro.  This is a beautiful, intimate spot, perfect for listening. We hope you'll join us!

Curious to see if tickets are still available for the 3pm event? Try your luck here!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Listen Speakeasy at Hush


We have a special show coming up at "Greensboro's only speakeasy", a beautiful, intimate spot that is perfect for sitting and listening. To mark the occasion, we're loading up our setlist with original songs, all featuring the swirling harmonies that Graymatter is known for. This will be a great show for fans of Graymatter and for singer-songwriter fans too.

Listen Speakeasy at Hush presents Graymatter on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 3:00pm. Doors open at 2:00pm. Enter through "The Baker and The Bean", located at 433 Spring Garden Street in Greensboro.

Advanced tickets $15 on sale here. Tickets at the door will be $20 if any are still available day of show. This venue only seats 45 people, so don't miss out - get your tickets today!

The venue serves food, beer, wine, liquor, & soft drinks, so come early for a festive afternoon!

You can check out Listen Speakeasy at Hush's Facebook page here. 


 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Here's What We Have Coming Up!

July 9, 7pm, House Concert, Chapel Hill
July 11, 6pm, Lucky 32, Greensboro
July 14, 12pm, WQFS 90.9FM, Greensboro
July 14, 7pm, Bynum Front Porch Music Series, Bynum
July 28, 7pm, Musical Chairs Music Series, Burlington
July 30, 3pm, Listen Speakeasy at Hush, Greensboro
August 5, 9pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
August 18, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
August 26, 8pm, North87South, Graham
September 3, 7pm, Peace Love & Muddy Creek, Winston Salem
September 8, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
September 12, 6pm, Lucky 32, Greensboro
September 23, Private Party, Randleman
October 7, 6pm, ALSapalooza, Grove Winery Gibsonville
October 13, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
November 7, 6pm, Lucky 32, Greensboro
November 10, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Look What's Coming Up!

June 2, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
June 10, time 12 noon, Dunleath/Aycock Porchfest, Greensboro
June 10, Private Party, Asheboro
June 25, time tba, Doodad Does Dylan Tribute/Benefit, Greensboro
June 30, 7:30pm, Four Saints Brewing Company, Asheboro
July 9, 7pm, House Concert, Chapel Hill
July 11, 6pm, Lucky 32, Greensboro
July 14, 12pm, WQFS 90.9FM, Greensboro
July 14, 7pm, Bynum Front Porch Music Series, Bynum
July 28, 7pm, Musical Chairs Music Series, Burlington
July 30, 3pm, Listen Speakeasy at Hush, Greensboro
August 5, 9pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
August 18, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
August 26, 8pm, North87South, Graham
September 3, 7pm, Peace Love & Muddy Creek, Winston Salem
September 8, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
September 12, 6pm, Lucky 32, Greensboro
September 23, Private Party, Randleman
October 7, time tba, ALSapalooza, Grove Winery Gibsonville
October 13, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
November 10, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro

We're looking forward to playing for you. Come sing-along with us!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Personal Soundtracks

When I stop to take notice, I find a song is there, running through my head - always.  My head is full of music and when I asked my bandmates about this they admitted that they too have their own personal soundtracks in play. So, Quick! What song do you have running through your head right now? 

We're always looking for new additions to our already deep setlists. Do you have a favorite song from the 60's or 70's that you'd like to hear at one of our shows? Shoot us an e-mail at graymatternc@gmail.com and let us know!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Look What's Coming Up!

April 4, 6pm, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, Greensboro
April 7, 9pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
April 22, 7pm, Everybus, Pleasant Garden
April 29, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
May 12, Private Party, Burlington
May 25, 7pm, Blue Note Grill, Durham
June 2, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
June 10, time tba, Dunleath/Aycock Porchfest, Greensboro
June 10, Private Party, Asheboro
June 25, time tba, Doodad Does Dylan Tribute/Benefit, Greensboro
June 30, 7:30pm, Four Saints Brewing Company, Asheboro
July 11, 6pm, Lucky 32, Greensboro
July 14, 7pm, Bynum Front Porch Music Series, Bynum
July 28, 7pm, Musical Chairs Music Series, Burlington
July 30, 3pm, Listen Speakeasy at Hush, Greensboro
August 5, 9pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
August 26, 8pm, North87South, Graham
September 3, 7pm, Peace Love & Muddy Creek, Winston Salem
October 7, time tba, ALSapalooza, Grove Winery Gibsonville

We're looking forward to playing for you in 2017!