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Holidays 2017 - November 19, 2017

What's up Peoples?

 

Thanks for clicking and reading the news Feed. I'm just back from a ten day run in China which had it's ups and downs. The first leg in Beijing was action packed and the band ( Jeff Gilman, Kenny Leonore, Nico Mege) had our first stop at the Bricks in Beijing. This place sounds great and real music fans show up!  Nico had another engagement so we had Fiach, a great drummer from Ireland fill in with us and lay down some serious groove. Saturday the 11th saw the GLB at a Craft Beer Festival at the East Hotel in Beijing. Xian bar has added a container which they renovated into a very cool bar and will be open all winter. The party was focusing on local craft beer and positive vibes and Teddy Strings and his band tore the place up also! That night, we moved back downtown to a place called Good Bait and played another show well into the night! Massive party... 

Unfortunately, I caught a bad throat infection after Beijing and had to postpone my two shows in Shanghai at the Chair Club. Spent most of my time in SH at the hospital... I'm ok tho almost back to 110%.... I will be back there in '18 to get those shows done and do a proper Shanghai hang... thanks to everyone for the support and for reading... Happy Holidays to you and yours. See you in the Streets!  

Thanks! - April 23, 2013

The GLB would like to thank Everyone at the House of Blues and Jazz in Shanghai, China for another amazing experience of 5 memorable months as the house band of one of the best bars in Shanghai! Xie Xie! We'd also like to thank the players that joined us: Phillip Young (keys and sax), Mike Null (guitar and vocals), Sean Higgins (keys) and Peter Benitez (keys). Thanks for killing it when we needed you and being such great pros and cool people... Flying into Boston,MA this Spring and I'm very excited to get back in the groove in Beantown... Hope to see you at a show or two...

Back to China October 2012! - August 31, 2012

We are very excited to announce that the Greg Luttrell Band will return to the House of Blues and Jazz in Shanghai, China beginning October 2nd, 2012 and into 2013! For our 4th trip as house band to this amazing club, the HoBJ has agreed to sign on a special guest - Mike Null on guitar and vocals!! Mike is well known in Shanghai and Beijing as well as having performed all over the USA. He's a good friend of mine and we've been scheming on how to put a band together for a while now so, here goes!! We've also added Steve Bellevile on bass -a killer. Steve plays in Mike Null's Blues Band and so this residency is really a GLB/Mike Null Blues Band mash up. Here's how it lines up:

Steve Belleville - bass

Tony Hall- drums -vocals

Greg Luttrell -vocals guitar harmonica

Mike Null - vocals guitar

Phillip Young - sax and keyboards....

Yep, that's right~PHIL IS BACK!!! We are excited to experience more Chinese culture and share some music and I'm personally fired up to be traveling with good friends and making music with such great players. I'm very grateful.  So it's the Greg Luttrell Band featuring Mike Null at House of Blues and Jazz this fall and winter.

Last official week in Shanghai! - May 22, 2012

After 18 weeks in Shanghai, Our third trip to China is in it's last week and of course it's a little bittersweet. Gonna miss a lot of people in China/ psyched to see a lot of people in the States. I'm really excited to get back and start to enjoy the Summer! Jeff, Tony and Ben will be leaving after this week and I'll be staying on one extra week and performing at the House of Blues and Jazz with Gilbert Kuppusami on drums and vocals, Alain Couronne on bass and Byron Hill on keys. On Thursday Friday and Saturday I'll be joined by the Amazing Dana Shellmire on vocals on Vlad Ivanovsky on bass and guitar and some other outstanding musicians doing it in Shanghai. If you're around please come and check us out... Wherever you are you can listen to recordings we made from this last trip right here on the music page or at www.reverbnation.com/thegregluttrellband. Songs there are different than on this site. Thanks for stopping by! 

Boston Phoenix feature - February 10, 2012

Cool article from the Boston Phoenix just before we left for Shanghai. Thanks to Mike Christopher!

http://thephoenix.com/boston/music/130855-from-cheers-to-china-with-greg-luttrell/?page=1#TOPCONTENT

Back in Shanghai! - February 10, 2012

Here's a link to a small ad in a local shanghai magazine:

http://www.smartshanghai.com/event/16837

New track featured on Japanese compilation CD... - November 30, 2011

P-Vine Records out of Japan has just released a very cool 2-CD compilation set called Return of Jazz Funk: Jazzfunk Never Dies. Disc one is some deep cuts by well known and more obscure jazzy funk acts. Disc 2 is newer bands' takes on those jams. Some really Hot music.  Song 8 on the 2nd disc is " Music is the Message"  by the Boston Horns featuring Greg Luttrell on vocals....

Big Thanks to Shanghai! - April 5, 2010

 We've just finished our 4 month stay in Shanghai, China and would like to thanks the House of Blues and Jazz and all the people who came out and shared their love and energy with us, making us feel so welcome in China! We'll be seeing you again I'm sure, but Thanks again and We Love You!

Greg Luttrell Band Heads back to China - November 3, 2009

After a great 3 months back in the USA the Greg Luttrell band has signed on to do another residency at the House of Blues and Jazz in Shanghai, China. From December 1 -March 28, 6 nights per week the band will rock the crowd and 7 days per week will be soaking up the beautiful culture, food and people of Shanghai. We are very excited to return and will be posting updates here...please check the concert dates and come see me before we head out of town. Peace and Love.

Greg Luttrell Band Heads to China - May 4, 2009

The Greg Luttrell Band has signed on to do a three month stint as the house band at the House of Blues and Jazz in Shanghai China from May 19 thru the end of August.. They will perform 6 nights per week and play a blues based repertoire. The band is very excited to bring some American Blues to music fans in China. Updates on myspace.com/gregluttrell...

Trama Unit with John Hammond on 3/23 in NH - March 6, 2007

Ok! so back on January 27th '07 I opened up for John Hammond, a great blues performer with an unbelivable book of old blues and originals. It was at the Newport Blues Cafe in Newport,RI. We both played solo sets, I had a great time and the good people of WMVY radio on Martha's Vineyard came all the way to the mainland to record John. Well, they were nice enough to record me too and both of our sets and some pictures are posted on their web site www.wmvyradio.com (check the Event Archives for Newport '07). Mr. Hammond is returning to New England at the Stone Church in New Market,NH on March 23rd and another band that I'm proud to be working with, the Trama Unit will perform too. John Hammond at 7pm and the Trama Unit at 10pm please check the Church's website for moreinfo and online ticket purchase www.thestonechurch.com

Thanks to Rockafella's - October 22, 2006

This week will be the last performance of '06 for my guest artist series. Specialthanks to all the performers who made the wednesdays a very cool time and thanks to everyone at Rockafella's for a great year & lots of fun. You can stop by and check out the last performance this wednesday(10/25) I'll be featuring the unbelievable Ken Clark on Hammond B-3 along with Mik Mersha on bass and Tony Hall on drums. hope to see ya up in Salem...

August Wednesday Artist Lineup - August 1, 2006

At Rockafella's in Salem 8:30-11:30
August 2 -Adam Payne
August 9 -cancelled I'll be at the Abbey Lounge with Electric Sugar
August 16 WMA 2006 award winner Lisa Marie
August 23 - cancelled
August 30 -TBA

Newburyport show cancelled. - July 4, 2006

The show booked for July 8 at Michael's Harborside in Newburyport,MA has been cancelled.

July Wednesday Artist Lineup - July 3, 2006

Every Wednesday in Salem, MA at Rockafellas Greg performs with a unique special guest. This month's lineup includes
7/5 Casthon Keyes guitar/vocals- Electric Sugar
7/12 Diane Blue Vocals &Harmonica
7/19 Mike Mele guitar Ken Clark Organ Trio & Myanna
7/26 Jen Kearney vocals piano guitar

Wednesday Artist Series - June 7, 2006

June will feaure
6/7 Cashton Keyes -Electric SUgar
6/14 Mike Mele Ken Clark Band & Myanna
6/21 Happy 3rd Birthday Rockafellas Blacksnake Live
6/28 LisaMarie 2006 Worcester Music Awrd winner -best female vocalist

Venues change schedule - May 31, 2006

the Barking Crab (Boston) is now open later (til Midnite) and the Acoustic shows at Cheers in Faneuil Hall (Boston) have been moved from 9-1 to 5-9

Missing Person?! - May 31, 2006

Greg has taken a gig playing guitar with 80's Rockers Missing Persons for some shows this summer. Next show is the House of Blues in Orlando, FL on 6/9/06 look for the tour schedule at www.dalebozzio.org

Every Tuesday at the Barking Crab - May 31, 2006

Every Tuesday in June at 88 Sleeper St. in Boston Harbor Greg will be performing his acoustic act all month long from 9-12.

Huge Thanks to Richie C! - April 10, 2006

Blacksnake wants to thank Rich Carmosino for throwing a tremendous party at his ski house in Stowe, VT on 4/8/06. Rich pulled together an off the hook party with the Snake as entertainment, an endless barrage of grilled meat and a top shelf collection of great friends. One thing this band knows is that Chelmsford, MA knows how to get it done! Thanks Rich!

Afterwork Fridays move to AQUA - March 30, 2006

Greg's afterwork shows from 6-8pm Every Friday have been moved from the Black Rhino (21 Broad St.) to the sister bar Aqua (120 Water St.) in Boston,MA bigger room & bigger bar, come on down...

Vicious Trio Jam at Kitty O'Shea's Beverly,MA 3.12.06! - March 12, 2006

Kitty O Shea's is having Monster Drummer Bennie Benson host Sunday Nights And Bennie is pulling in lots amazing musicians to fill out his schedule. Every Sunday will be hot at Kitty's with Bennie and this week features Greg Luttrell on Guitar and vocals and Jeff Gilman on Bass... don't miss it!

Every Wednesday in March at Rockafella's - March 7, 2006

Wednesdays in March Will have Greg hosting acoustic music at Rockafellas 231 Essex St. Salem, MA from 8:30-11:30 with featured artists.
3/15 Yahuba Garcia Percussion and Vocals
3/29 Jen Kearney Vocals and Keyboards
3/22 TBD

Electric Sugar on the Radio - March 5, 2006

Electric Sugar Plays Live March 5th on WAAF 107.3 in Boston on Carmelita's Sunday nite show at 11:30pm!

Electric Sugar new CD Prescription Only - December 26, 2005

Electric Sugar Releases a BoneCrushing CD available online thru CDbaby
9 hot tracks of searing Rock!

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