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Friday, September 19, 2014 MAIN STAGES (on Turner Street) 5:00-6:00 pm Twyla Birdsong South Stage 6:00-7:00 pm Big Boss Blues Band North Stage 7:00-8:00 pm Harper & Midwest Kind South Stage 8:00-9:00 pm Greg Nagy North Stage 9:00-10:30 pm Mike Morgan with Hank Mowery & the Hawktones South Stage 10:30-11:30-ish Champagne & the Motor City Blues Crew North Stage
AGY took his rightful place among today’s leading American roots musicians with the 2009 release of his first feature album, Walk That Fine Thin Line. A multi-faceted artist in the most classic sense, his songwriting, singing, and guitar playing beautifully reveal Greg’s personalized blues; music refreshingly and honestly infused with elements of soul, r&b, rock, and gospel. So unique and impressive was Greg’s debut release that it earned him a prestigious Best New Artist debut nomination from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, as well as favorable reviews from hard-to-please critics at top media outlets like Down Beat, All About jazz, Blues Revue, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Living Blues, Hitting The Note, Elmore and more. Blues/roots DJs throughout North America, Europe, and Australia responded enthusiastically to Greg’s music, with Walk That Fine Thin Line debuting on the National Living Blues Radio charts at number fourteen, and peaking at number three on XM satellite radio, no small achievement. "Nagy's vocal and guitar chops place him in the upper echelon of contemporary blues artists." Ken Bays ~About.com and Rollingstone.com
Greg Nagy band: 7 pm Root Doctor: 8 pm Dirty Basement Blues: 9pm
Sounds Like: Keb' Mo', Freddie King, Ronnie Earl
Bio: Born in 1963, in Flint, Michigan, the “Auto City” birthplace of once-mighty General Motors, young guitarist Greg was fortunate to grow up with friends whose older siblings encouraged them to explore soul, rock, funk, jazz, and the Motown Sound originating down Interstate 75 in Detroit. The emotio...See Full Bio
“The elusive boundaries where blues ends and r & b, gospel, jazz, rock & roll or pop begins make up a fine thin line. In his life and on his debut CD, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Greg Nagy walks it with hard-won aplomb, assurance and accomplishment...His vocals and picking are both soulful, emotive, concise and powerful without the need for overstatement or pyrotechnics; his skills are used in the service of the song, although as the title track, "For The Love Of A Woman" and "Jenny, Jenny, Jenny" illustrate, the hot licks are always on call when appropriate... WALK THAT FINE THIN LINE fully introduces Greg Nagy and his music, with a rich personal statement, finely honed and crafted, deeply felt, and well worth close attention. Nagy had best start now clearing more space in his scrapbook and on the awards shelf...”