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Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wishing friends and fans of the Human Project a Happy Thanksgiving 2020!

All we can do during these times is the best we can during this horrible pandemic.  Stay safe and the vaccine should be arriving for us all in early Spring.

Thanks for supporting my music all these years.  If I release anything else, it will be a Best of the Human Project that will include tracks from 2006-2020 wit a few new ones sprinkled in. I will keep you posted on this.

Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!

October Downloads for Human Project Music 

October downloads of my music. Statistics provided by CDBaby.  

Highway 58                                                Humanized 2017

Running From The Shotgun                      Last Train Out 2011

Jimmy's Juke Joint                                    The Real Stuff 2006

Requiem For Washington                          Last Train Out 2011

High Anxiety                                              Human Project II, Humanized 2008

Life                                                            Fadin To Gray 2019

Riding This Train                                       The Real Stuff 2006


Top Countries Downloading Human Project Music










Thanks for your support.  A self financed, self promoted endeavor.  The music speaks for itself.

Peace and Love

The Human

September Downloads for HP Music 

September another good month for the music of Loyd Vandergriff, better known as "The Human," to his friends and fans.  As you well know, most of The Human's songs are original.  He incorporates many musical influences from his past into his songs.  But in the end, they are his songs and his style. People are beginning to recognize this more and more as they become more acquainted with his songs.

The top countries to download HP Music were as follows:



Russian Federation





*over 20 more countries downloaded The Human's Songs.

Top Downloaded songs:

Highway 58                          Original                                                                 Humanize 2017

Life                                       Original                                                                 Fadin To Gray 2019

57 Channels                        Springsteen                                                           Fadin To Gray 2019

Requiem For Washington    Original                                                                 Last Train Out 2011

Bar Room Meltdown            Original                                                                 Humanize 2017

Norwegian Wood                 Lennon/McCartney                                               Human's Last Stand 2014

High Fallutin Momma           Original                                                                The Real Stuff 2006

High Anxiety                         Original                                                                Human Project II, Humanize 2008

Bad Momma                         Original                                                               Human Project II, Humanize 2008


Thanks to all the fans who find my music.  I have no manager, marketing agent, or promoter. I do it all myself. I write most all the material and finance it. I get the best players from this area (Central California) to help me out in the studio.  I know the ones I need.  They don't disappoint.

The Human

October 2020



Podcast. The Human Project, The Studio Sessions 

I recently did a podcast with hand picked tracks from my studio sessions. They range from 2005-2017.  The Link to this podcast will be below. During the podcast, I talk about each song and what went into to getting it done and generally who played on it.

The following songs are on it:

Goin South                          From Human Project II, Humanized 2008

Deep River                          From Human Project II, Humanized 2008

Standing in the Shadows    From The Real Stuff 2006

High Anxiety                        From Human Project II, Humanized 2008

Looking For My Freak Fla   From Humans Last Stand 2014

Requiem For Washington   From Last Train Out 2011

Juke Joint Showdown        Human's Last Stand 2014

Highway 58                        Humanize 2017

Something Big                    From The Intersection, download only 2020.

All Songs written by Loyd Vandergriff, aka The Human except Something Big. Words and music by Tom Petty


The Link to this podcast is below.


With Dana Long in Visalia, CA.

This is Dana's Studio where we recorded Human Project II, Humanized in 2008.

Mastered at Sterling Sound NYC.

August Downloads of HP Music and More 

Greetings. It's been awhile since I have given you some updates.  All is good with me, but I have been taking a little break from things.  I have not played much guitar and have not written or recorded anything since the last updates.  No need to worry, I do this from time to time.  It is impossible to stay in writing and recording mode on a constant basis.  

Download sales were good for August.  The new release, "The Intersection," is starting to slowly show up in sales, but none of the songs have broken into my top downloads yet.  It is very interesting to see that I have a big fan base in the Russian Federation, (Russia) They came in #2 on countries that had people download my music.  Below are the top countries that downloaded for August. (Statistics provided by CDBaby)


Russian Federation



Great Britain





The Top Songs downloaded for August are as follows:

Highway 58                                                       (Vandergriff)              Humanized 2017

Vicodin Blues 2019                                            (Vandergriff)              Fadin To Gray 2019

Life                                                                     (Vandergriff)              Fadin To Gray 2019

57 Channels                                                      (Springsteen)             Fadin To Gray 2019

Norwegian Wood                                               (Lennon-McCartney) Human's Last Stand 2014

Fast Train                                                           (Vandergriff)              Humanize 2017

Red Vette Roll                                                    (Vandergriff)              The Real Stuff 2006

For What It's Worth                                            (Stills)                         Fadin To Gray 2019

Sources for downloads:


United Media Agency (UMA)


iTunes Match-Americas


YouTube Music

Apple iTunes

Google Music Store

Thanks for your support of Human Project Music!

No Agent. No Label. No Management. 

"If the songs and music are good, people find it."

Loyd Vandergriff-The Human-The Human Project.