965639_10101115027103916_1705383619_oI recently discovered FPSF performers and Houston locals, Nick Greer and the G’s and I was blown away by their unique yet familiar sound of Blues, Jazz, Motown and Hip-Hop all rolled into one ball of musical wonderfulness.

469085_10101115026480166_2061811567_oThe entire band, myself and photographer Jeremy Keas met at The Corkscrew in the Heights for an interview that caused laughter, deep thought and ridiculous comments to ensue. And at one point, a conversation about free mac’n’cheese turned into an autograph session followed by a photo shoot. (What?!) Throughout the evening, Jeremy captured beautiful shots in black and white, adding to the feel of the band’s blues sound.

They recently released their first full-length, self-titled album Nick Greer and the G’s. I have pretty much been listening to the album on straight repeat for the past two weeks, but gun to my head…my top three picks are “Angel,” “Black Cadillac,” and “Jaws.” 981291_10101115026614896_1021633210_oOutside of talking about the album and the reasons behind songs like “Black Cadillac,” we dove into the recent trend in music for an older sound, a more organic-driven, instrument-provided sound vs synthesized sounds.

Take a listen to the interview below and leave your thoughts in the comments section! If you missed their set at FPSF, you can still catch Nick playing the piano every Thursday and Friday, and the full band every Saturday, at The Corkscrew.

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/95449940″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Connect with Nick Greer and the G’s on twitter, facebook and bandcamp. Catch them live every Saturday at The Corkscrew.

Big thanks to Dayton Kendrick for editing the audio and Jeremy Keas for shooting the interview!  

Liked it? Take a second to support Lauren Ignited on Patreon!
Become a patron at Patreon!