Thursday, October 4, 2012
Grayson Hugh is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, Hammond B3 organ player and composer born in
. Hartford, Connecticut
Hugh began playing the piano at three years old. In his early teens, however, rock and roll and soul won out. He played for a year as the pianist in an African-American gospel church and studied African drumming.
In 1980, Hugh released a self-titled album (One in Nineteen Records, 1980). This album was produced by the late Ron Scalise, winner of fourteen Emmy Awards for audio work with ESPN.
In 1987, Hugh was signed to RCA Records. He broke into the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989 with three singles from his album Blind to Reason.
Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer
In August, 2008 Hugh married his backup singer Polly Messer, Best Female Vocalist of CT (1981 - The Hartford Advocate), and former singer with the
swing band Eight To The Bar. Hugh's eagerly-awaited recording "An American
Record", his first in fifteen years, was released on May 1, 2010,
heralding a return to public eye and ear for this important American artist.