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GREG NAGY

WALK THAT FINE THIN LINE

2009-06-19

Greg Nagy is well known to mid-western audiences as the guitarist and occasional vocalist for Lansing, Michigan based Root Doctor. This disc reveals that if his main gig ever ends, Nagy will land quickly on his feet. Joined by Jim Alfredson (Root Doctor and Organissimo) and Al Hill (Bettye Lavette) on keys, Jen Sygit and Rachael Davis on vocals and a host of others, Nagy and crew rip through 10 mostly self-penned tunes that cover a broad range of blues styles. The Don Nix classic, "For The Love of A Woman" is not only funky, but has some scorching guitar work. The title cut plays closer to the Soul side of the spectrum while "M & O Blues" has a Hill Country feel to it and "You Can Love Yourself" will have Keb’ Mo’ smiling at Nagy’s adept cover. On "Sunrise", Nagy channels the Doobie Brothers with his supple vocals propelling the rocking groove. Closing things out is the ballad, "She’s My Baby" which showcases Nagy’s sensitive side. Overall, a fine release. Smitty

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