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Grayson Hugh

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In May of 2010, after a silence of fifteen years, Grayson Hugh released “An American
Record”. This long-awaited recording heralds the return of this internationally acclaimed singer/
songwriter and masterful pianist. In the words of one music journalist: “Grayson Hugh has been there and back again. His story - our story - has to be heard”.

This Connecticut-born artist released his 1988 RCA Debut “Blind To Reason”, that spawned several radio hits in the States, U.K. and in Europe. The record went gold in the United States and Australia, and his music videos were in heavy rotation on VH1. Riding the success of this album, Hugh wowed audiences around the world with his passionate, high energy live performances.

Hugh’s follow-up record “Road To Freedom” (MCA 1992) was produced by the late Bernard
Edwards of Chic fame. This album, arranged by Hugh and featuring a more rootsy rock and soul
band, garnered much critical success. Billboard Magazine called it one of 1992’s top-ten albums.

Upon hearing an advance pressing of “Road To Freedom”, director Ridley Scott personally
requested two of Hugh’s songs from the record to be featured in his film “Thelma and Louise”.
Yet another song from the record became the end-title song for hit 1991 film “Fried Green
Tomatoes”.

The music industry was impressed and his legion of fans was devoted but, in a classic tale of
record company mismanagement, by 1994 Hugh, through no fault of his own, found himself
without a label and on his own.

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  • Slim_rafa

    Thel & Louise me rouxe aqui.

    27 Apr 8:05am Reply
  • Rebeccanora

    Have always loved this guy...agreed totally underrated!!

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • The80sFan

    "Talk It Over" sounds like Sam Cooke reincarnated! Just incredible are the vocals on that track. This guy is vastly underrated....

    10 Jun 2010 Reply
  • kellychicky

    I have gone through two cassette tapes and a cd...........I have loved his sound for years! Hope the new CD is still coming.

    11 Nov 2008 Reply
  • felixkanmixit

    so smooth...what a voice.

    13 Jun 2008 Reply
  • leonmarino

    Great artist

    12 May 2008 Reply
  • hephaesteon

    Such a shame, that a brilliant artist like Grayson Hugh hasn't even had an entry in Last FM til today. Everyone who likes his two longplayers and has memories bound on those please support this site, and post, edit, ad and comment. Volcane (hephaesteon)

    27 Jun 2007 Reply

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