Greg (All People)
SPB: What are the origins for the band name All People?
Greg: We first came up with the name for our band while waiting in the airport on our way home from the Asian Man Records 15 year anniversary shows in 2011. D-Ray and I were in San Francisco, waiting to fly back to New Orleans, and I started trying to think of words that would represent what our new project would be. I wrote down, sort of stream of conciseness, words that I felt communicated the ideas for the band and message.
The initial concept was “All People Translate Pure Unfiltered Emotion.” The phrase described what the band would be for us: a conduit for emotion and feeling. It’s a kind of mantra or spiritual belief that also touches on the idea that we wholeheartedly believe there is a pure and common energy connecting all of humanity. Music is our method of self expression within this common energy, but each person has their unique way of expressing what’s in their hearts. We shortened the phrase to the first two words "All People."