Greg Hester

Greg Hester

BandR&BSoul

With a clear understanding of his heritage Greg manages to bring a new South to us, an urban South that is as real as the haze on a hot summer day. And oh, does the man work it, as if Mr. Brown himself taught him the ropes.

Biography

Take a drive with Greg Hester through HIS world – a place where booze comes in a paper bag and everyone has a nickname. A world of colorful characters who dance the circus dance of life each day while the rest of us make our way from the city out to our safe suburban homes. As we ignore their gaze, they peer at us in our fancy little boxes and wonder who we are – hustlers, killers, or thieves. Because they know the score, and they’re not trading the joy and the rhythm for a shiny and safe life.

Truly great music instantly changes the context, transporting the listener to the artist’s world. Greg Hester manages to do just that with Hustlers, Killers, and Thieves. Just a few notes in, you’re in that city with all of its dirty glory.

Greg Hester grew up around Old School Gangsters & Legendary Wrestlers in Augusta, Georgia, which made a huge impact on this soon to be Soul Man. His approach to soul is clearly influenced by the greatest, the magnificent Mr. James Brown, and yet is also clearly southern in style. No, not
Texas, New Orleans, or even Alabama southern. With a clear understanding of his heritage Greg manages to bring a new South to us, an urban South that is as real as the haze on a hot summer day. And oh, does the man work it, as if Mr. Brown himself taught him the ropes.

Lyrics

Hustlers, Killers, And Thieves

Written By: Greg Hester

People come to me and say
What's a fool like you doing here?
And even though I've got it made
I've just begun to see it clearly
All my love is gone
It left the night we said goodbye
Maybe one day in a dream
We will see where we are going
It's what we're meant to be (3x)
Hustlers, Killers, and Thieves

People still come up to me
And say what's a fool like you still doing here?
Just because you think you've got it made,
You think you can see everything so clear?
All your love is gone,
It left the night you said goodbye
But maybe one day in a dream
You will see where you are going
It's what you're meant to be (2x)
It's what we're meant to be
Hustlers, Killers, and Thieves

Discography

Hustlers, Killers and Thieves