Years spent traveling, performing, and amassing impressive collections of both second-hand instruments and musical influences have led Texas-born guitarist Andrew Trube and native Angeleno keyboardist Anthony Farrell—better known as Greyhounds—to cultivate their own completely distinct and eclectic style. Placed by critics “somewhere between Broken Bells and Sam Cooke,” Greyhounds are pop-minded, but chock full of funk and grit, blending rock, soul, country and blues into a churning sound that’s equal parts raucous and soulful, yet undeniably smooth and tight.
Trube and Farrell met via an LA Weekly ad and began a collaborative partnership that brought them to Texas, where they moonlit as songwriters for the likes of Ruthie Foster and Derek Trucks and established themselves at the forefront of Austin’s busy club scene. As members of JJ Grey & Mofro, they recorded and toured the world, while simultaneously building a wicked reputation on their own as Greyhounds with buzzed-about residencies at Austin’s Continental Club and its offshoot, C-Boy’s Heart & Soul.
“Anthony and I have been performing and writing together for a long time,” Trube says, “but Greyhounds has never had the spotlight until now.”