[Cover photo credit to Victoria Smith]
The Greyboy Allstars will release Get a Job: Music from the Original Broadcast Series Soul Dream this Friday, April 1st. It’s the sixth studio recording to date by the quintet comprised by Karl Denson (saxophone, flute), Elgin Park (guitars), Aaron Redfield (drums), Chris Stillwell (bass) and Robert Walter (keys). The album will be issued via the band’s own imprint, Knowledge Room Recordings, and was captured live in the studio during The Greyboy Allstars’ 2021 Soul Dream live-stream series.
The set notches up the band’s own Jazz-Funk and Boogaloo narrative by spotlighting ten unique, never-before-released covers, primarily deep cuts, that have become an integral part of their live performances for nearly three decades, including songs by Gil Scott-Heron, Gene Ammons, The Beatles, Gary Bartz and Burt Bacharach.
The Greyboy Allstars have also shared a video for “Got To Get Me A Job,” a reinvention of Ann Alford’s 1971 Soul-Funk track and the second single from the forthcoming album. The clip was taken from the initial Soul Dream broadcast that led to the collection.
Additionally, The Greyboy Allstars begin the next leg of their “Get A Job” U.S. tour this week. The run makes several stops in the Midwest, including dates in Chicago, Milwaukee and Columbus before heading to the Northeast for shows in Woodstock, Washington, DC, Boston, Philadelphia and two nights at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn.
The Greyboy Allstars: “Get A Job” U.S. Spring Tour
3/31 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
4/1 – Chicago, IL – Park West
4/2 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
4/3 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
4/5 – Pembroke, MA – Soundcheck Studios
4/6 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater
4/7 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
4/8 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
4/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia
4/10 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
4/14 – Oakland, CA – The New Parish
4/15 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Casino
4/16 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Casino
4/21 – Venice, CA – Venice West
4/22 – Boulder, CO – The Boulder Theater
4/23 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
4/30 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s