Greg Nagy & Ray Goodman - Potter's Lounge
3600 E. Cork St. Ct.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 (269) 385-3922
Phone: (269) 385-3922
To say you're in 'for a musical treat' for this special night of music is an understatement! We are honored to welcome back Greg Nagy, and thrilled to have guitarist Ray Goodman perform for the first time at Potter's Lounge. Greg Nagy is a multi-faceted recording artist in the most classic sense. His songwriting, singing, and guitar playing reveal Nagy's personalized music - which is refreshingly and honestly infused with elements of soul, R&B, rock, and gospel. His CD, 'Walk That Fine Thin Line,' earned Nagy 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,' and many more. DJ's throughout North America, Europe, and Australia responded enthusiastically to Nagy's music, which debuted on the 'National Living Blues Radio' charts at #14, and peaked at #3 on XM satellite radio...no small achievement. Joining Greg is a Michigan Rock & Roll legend...former Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels guitarist Ray Goodman. His thrust in to the public eye occurred after winning the Michigan State Fair Battle of the Bands with his high school group 'The Invictas' in 1965. From there, he hit the sock hop scene for countless AM radio stations, and performed with many of the biggest acts of the day, including The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, to name a few. By the late 60's, Ray was touring nationally with Capitol Records recording artists SRC (a Detroit-based Rock Band). They performed regularly at the Grande Ballroom, the group appeared with The MC-5, Ted Nugent, Dick Wagner and the Frost, Cub Coda, and many others. In 1969 Mitch Ryder invited Ray to join his new band. A friendship was forged, that took Ray all over the world touring with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. He has performed on too many artists' CD's to count, toured endlessly with more well-known musicians to name, but never forgot his Detroit roots - having returned home in the 90's, Ray has divided his time between the studio and live performances. He is also in high demand as a Recording Engineer/Producer - even opening his own recording facility 'Rancho Rayo Studios.' Discover for yourself why Mitch Ryder calls Ray "One of America's best guitar players!" Join us at Potter's Lounge for a night of mind-blowing talent from two of Michigan's finest.