Monday, July 31, 2017

Burlington Times News

Close-knit chemistry
By Times News

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

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 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 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