Organ Freeman is like a traditional organ trio, only not. The three-piece composed of guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys, and organist Trevor Steer is also frequently called a jazz or funk or polka or jam band —these labels are also wrong. However, people have said that Organ Freeman has the best band name, and these people are probably right.
While the band takes its format from classic organ trios, Organ Freeman transcends this conventional classification. While primarily rooted in jazz and funk, the three-piece is unafraid to draw from other genres, sometimes working in propulsive drum ‘n’ bass beats or landing in hard and heavy guitar riffs. Made up of professional studio musicians in Los Angeles, the group came together with the goal to create as much sound as humanly possible from a trio. Rife with synths and layered sounds and no stranger to experimentation, the project has taken the idea of the organ trio and brought it into the future.
Known for their in-the-pocket grooves, tight-laced musicianship, and unrelenting energy, Organ Freeman has only just begun to break out. With the release of 2017’s critically acclaimed ‘Respect My Art’, the band further honed their progressive sound, pushing themselves to go bigger and expand upon their dynamic and fresh compositions. You can catch Organ Freeman on tour, at high-profile events like Summer Camp and The Peach Music Festival, or at iconic venues like The Capitol Theatre and Red Rocks.