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The Human from California Central Valley
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Loyd Vandergriff, better known as “The Human” to his friends and fans, has just released his first new CD of all original material in over 3 years entitled “Last Train Out.” This is The Human’s 4th release and picks up where he left off before, combining blues rock, southern rock, and classic rock to give you what is now being called by his fans…Human Rock. The Human’s style and lyrics have slowly begun to attract a lot of attention. It is not uncommon to see people smiling when they listen to his music. His songs tell stories people can easily relate too. Critics have said his lyrics paint a visual picture on canvas of what is going on in the song. Some are fun, some deep and thought provoking. Most just make you smile and make you want to pat your feet and pop a cold one. The new CD starts off with “Friday Thang,” a smoking rocker that tells what Fridays used to be like for the Human, starting in his college days and moving on well into the future. “River Rock” has a Cajun, zydeco feel to it with a smoking accordion and fiddle. Infectious? Yeah. Party on the river is on! “Requiem for Washington” is a slow blues tune with The Human supplying a scalding indictment of the current political mess in Washington. “Juke Joint Showdown,” is a rocker that almost cannot be contained. The studio about came unglued laying this track. A southern rocker from start to finish, that will have you moving and grooving. “Running From the Shotgun,” is a folk type rocker. It was also on Best of the Human Project, but Loyd wanted to re-do it, so here it is. Billy, he is young and got sucked in by hormones and heat of opposite sex, and when the time came, he just could not go through with it. “Right Wing Billy,” takes a shot at the extreme right of the political spectrum. It is by no means a criticism of solid, middle of the road conservatism. The CD closes with “Vicodin Blues,” a slow groove of a tune about addiction. It harkens back to the day of FM radio and the long cut. Are you ready for a fresh experience in this unique genre of music? See what his fans have been talking about, from Switzerland to the USA. Pick a copy of “Last Train Out,” and get yourself humanized. They don’t make music like this much anymore. Loyd resides in Fresno/Clovis, CA with his lovely wife Hilda. Discography: The Real Stuff. 2006 Human Project II, Humanized 2008 The Best of The Human Project 2010 Last Train Out 2011

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  "Last Train Out" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: disturbed3003 POSTED ON: 25 Jul 2011 08:16 PM

The Human Project, also known as Loyd Vandergriff, releases another smoking hot Blues/Rock album, “Last Train Out.” These finely crafted songs are jam packed with awesome Blues mixed with excellent Southern/Classic Rock. The opener, “Friday Thang,” has a top tapping beat and is sure to be a crowd pleaser as it has some fun loving lyrics. You will like how Vandergriff incorporates accordion and fiddle on the song, “River Rock,” to give it a Cajun/Zydeco feel and is another song that has a free spirited/party like intonation. Hold on to your seats as the blazing song, “Juke Joint Showdown,” blisters with edgy vocals and searing guitar. Bob Seger or Tom Petty fans will find the powerful Blues/Rock album, “Last Train Out,” thoroughly enjoyable and would definitely be a great addition to your Blues/Rock collection.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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  New Blast!The Human Project: Last Train Out
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 15 Jul 2011 10:14 AM

The Human Project: Last Train Out
Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Classic Rock = Human rock. Foot pattin, finger poppin good time.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
Release Date: 2011



  CD Review
POSTED BY: TheHuman POSTED ON: 11 Jul 2011 03:53 PM
Title: Gritty, Bluesy, Articulate "The Human has a real winner with his latest, "Last Train Out." The recording quality is, succinctly, outstanding. Every song begs the listener to not only "crank it up" and "pop a cold one", but also to consider the message carried by the lyrics. The first cut, Friday Thang, is one of those songs that will strike a cord with every listener because most will certainly relate to the Friday night rituals so cleverly portrayed in the lyrics, rhythm and beat. This guy stays close to the street and to his blue collar roots. And, his music is just so damn good!" http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thehumanproject1

  New CD Released..Last Train Out.
POSTED BY: TheHuman POSTED ON: 11 Jul 2011 03:37 PM
Loyd Vandergriff, better known as “The Human” to his friends and fans, has just released his first new CD of all original material in over 3 years entitled “Last Train Out.” This is The Human’s 4th release and picks up where he left off before, combining blues rock, southern rock, and classic rock to give you what is now being called by his fans…Human Rock. The Human’s style and lyrics have slowly begun to attract a lot of attention. It is not uncommon to see people smiling when they listen to his music. His songs tell stories people can easily relate too. Critics have said his lyrics paint a visual picture on canvas of what is going on in the song. Some are fun, some deep and thought provoking. Most just make you smile and make you want to pat your feet and pop a cold one. The new CD starts off with “Friday Thang,” a smoking rocker that tells what Fridays used to be like for the Human, starting in his college days and moving on well into the future. “River Rock” has a Cajun, zydeco feel to it with a smoking accordion and fiddle. Infectious? Yeah. Party on the river is on! “Requiem for Washington” is a slow blues tune with The Human supplying a scalding indictment of the current political mess in Washington. “Juke Joint Showdown,” is a rocker that almost cannot be contained. The studio about came unglued laying this track. A southern rocker from start to finish, that will have you moving and grooving. “Running From the Shotgun,” is a folk type rocker. It was also on Best of the Human Project, but Loyd wanted to re-do it, so here it is. Billy, he is young and got sucked in by hormones and heat of opposite sex, and when the time came, he just could not go through with it. “Right Wing Billy,” takes a shot at the extreme right of the political spectrum. It is by no means a criticism of solid, middle of the road conservatism. The CD closes with “Vicodin Blues,” a slow groove of a tune about addiction. It harkens back to the day of FM radio and the long cut. Are you ready for a fresh experience in this unique genre of music? See what his fans have been talking about, from Switzerland to the USA. Pick a copy of “Last Train Out,” and get yourself humanized. They don’t make music like this much anymore. Loyd resides in Fresno/Clovis, CA with his lovely wife Hilda. Discography: The Real Stuff. 2006 Human Project II, Humanized 2008 The Best of The Human Project 2010 Last Train Out 2011

  Studio 09
POSTED BY: TheHuman POSTED ON: 28 Sep 2009 03:24 PM

The Human has been in the studio working on 3 new songs.  These should be ready by November 1, 2009.   He has enough new material for a flow blown CD, but will wait until after the first of the year to get back working on the rest of the tunes.  He would like to release a single to let people know he is "still around," and this will happen soon.  So, be on the lookout....for the new........Human Project Single.  All tunes of course written by Loyd...The Human...Vandergriff.



  "Humanized" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 01 May 2008 03:59 PM
"Humanized" by The Human Project II is a collection of pumping, catchy southern rock songs. This album rocks the whole way through with driving rhythms, punchy beats and crunchy guitars. The songs are about everything from booze to cars to payin' taxes. The lyrics are creative and well delivered. The sound is raw and very "Live." Highlights are "The Creepers," a slow blues jam with haunting lyrics. This is the only track with a slower pace. "My V8 Ford" will rock you out of your rocker with driving drums and a Rockabilly vibe. "High Anxiety" takes you back to the swampland and delivers a message that will strike a chord with many listeners in regards to skippin' town. If you like good ol' rock and roll you'll enjoy this one.
-William and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Check out The Human's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites

  Update
POSTED BY: TheHuman POSTED ON: 29 Jan 2009 06:54 AM

The Human has been writing again, and now has 7 songs completed.  He has been recording in his home studio and is compiling this work under what he is calling..........."Homegrown."  Is another studio session in the future.  Maybe.  For now....the home studio is workin.   



  Hello
POSTED BY: TheHuman POSTED ON: 17 Mar 2008 06:29 AM
I have just joined this site and put up some new songs. It is a pleasure to be here. Hope to meet some good friends.

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