For those of you who are not familiar with Loyd (The Human) and the Human Project, here is some biographical information that will familiarize you more.
What started out as a hobby with the release of his 2006 CD “The Real Stuff,” has slowly turned into more serious business for Loyd (The Human) Vandergriff. His infectious beats and witty lyrics have slowly begun to catch on with fans all over the world. This is in spite of the fact that he has no label, no professional management or PR firm backing him. He writes all the songs, produces all his CD’s and markets them all himself. His download sales on all music sites like Spotify and ITunes have slowly increased over time as more and more people discover his music. Loyd was born in Georgia, and even though he left the south at age 13 and moved to California, his musical roots were established there. From Buddy Holly to Elvis to hot rockabilly, he started feeling those beats and they got down into his soul. He comes from a rather musical family as well, with some good fiddle, mandolin and guitar players. He got a good dose of these genes. He played in high school rock bands all 4 years in the late 60’s. From CCR to The Rascals to Steppenwolf, Wilson Pickett,The Beatles Stones, and more, all of this comes out in his music today in one way or another. In his 20’s, he got the nickname “The Human.” This came from his love of music, extensive vinyl collection and willingness to share it with the cold beer flowing. After over a 30 year period where he hardly played at all, he was given a Stratocaster by his partner and friend from Greenwood, Mississippi in 2005. It didn’t take long for the feeling to play to came back. He purchased a Boss BR 1600 recorder and starting messing around writing some songs. These tracks showed great promise, so he went into the studio in 2006 and recorded “The Real Stuff.” Songs like Jimmy’s Juke Joint, Standing in the Shadows and Red Vette Roll got people’s attention world-wide. In 2008 he recorded Human Project II, Humanized. This was followed up by several more over time, and his fan base continued to build. After a 3 year hiatus he released "Humanize," in 2017. This was received well by his fans and critics alike. Highway 58, Fast Train, Bar Room Meltdown are favorites from that release and always in his top download sales. Now there is "Fading to Gray." 10 more Human Project tracks. 6 original written by the Human and 4 covers. So, Humanization continues for his friends and fans. Hop on board and get on this train. Its a fun ride.
This pic taken in December 2018, as the year winds down and 2019 upon us.
6 CD's released. Unique, witty music that can get into your soul and make ya feel good.
"Fadin To Gray," will release in mid-January 2019