Here’s a treat from a fantastic artist and killer band —- The Greg Nagy Band —- he has graciously shared this with us at Blues411 so please take advantage of it.
O.K. it’s go time… send an email with the subject heading “FREE CD” to email@example.com
and he will send you a safe and secure link to yousendit.com where you can download the entire 2010 BMA Nominated Disc “Walk That Fine Thin Line” for FREE! These are high resolution MP3s. Enjoy!
And while you are enjoying free fruit, ya might want to tap into his newest release which was reviewed back in June. Currently it is charting very well on B.B. King’s Bluesville Sirius/XM 70. A fine follow up release well worth adding to your collection, and it’s a way of saying thanks to Greg and Band for all their hard work. You will not be disappointed.
(re-posted from June 3, 2011 reviews)
Greg Nagy: Fell Toward None (Big O/Vizztone)
From the first funky strains of, Freddie King’s classic, ’Pack It Up‘ Mr. Nagy sets the stage for this release and never backs away from taking us on 11 groove laden tracks. Greg has been around for a spell, getting acclaim while with the mid-west band Root Doctor, and on his own for the past few years. His prior effort was nominated for a BMA Best New Artist Award in 2009. So from a good stock he has put together a serious soul stew review for us to partake in.
Some of the finer cuts are the selections he co-wrote with former Root Doctor (now keyboard player for Janiva Magness Band) Jim Alfredson. ‘Wishing Well‘ an upbeat, tempo shifting shuffle that features a nasty retro wah-wah guitar that restates that pedals position in the R&B family. ‘For A Broken Heart‘ is a minor key blues that delves in to what exists inside a broken relationship and trying to find a way to either get out or get it right.
‘I’ll Know I’m Ready’ has an interesting feel to it with the drums echoing the loneliness that exists inside the words of the song as the writer gets into the car and proclaims he is ready to forget about the love gone bad but tussles with the overbearing sadness of facing the fact of it. Mr. Alfredson provides some beautiful key board work on this cut reinforcing the emptiness of the situation.
A shout out to the ‘Facebook Mama’ complete with a poke at ‘pokings’ and references to status updates and never having too many friends. It is a modern take on the traditional double entendre songs about meat men, dentists, and switchboard operators slightly bawdy but all in good taste.
The title track ‘Fell Toward None’ has a swamp blues feel that has migrated to the North – Flint, Michigan – to his home town. It is an expose of what many of the Rust belt towns and cities are experiencing these days and is a tale told with great feeling, thank you Greg a super, super song.
What we have with Fell Toward None is a more confident Greg, both in his guitar playing but also in his vocal deliveries. What is interesting is that Mr. Nagy has taken the time to get to know and absorb all the facets of the music he plays, the Rhythm and the Blues, and in doing so offers us up a tasty, educated palate of musical dishes for us to enjoy – and come back for seconds.
Until next time,
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease