Greg Nagy at Blues and Biscuits December 6 2013
Ended up at Blues and Biscuits in San Francisco, cool spot right in the heart of SF tourist land. Stage is down in the basement, circular tables, candles, low ceiling. Pretty classic. Not a ton of people there on a Friday night, maybe 30 or so. Nagy playing a mix of blues standards ("Backdoor Man," "In The Mood For Love") and originals, which have had some air play on XM radio. Hi tunes had some nice chord changes and melodies, not just 12 bar blues. Nagy a shredder for sure, had that Fender Strat sound down. Backup band was tight. Drummer was off the hook. At the end of each tune, he'd jump off his stool at the end of each track, springing up a good 3-4 feet off the ground. Cracked me up every goddamn time. The best was when the band cleared out for him to solo and he took it into the club, leaving his drum set and playing on everything: seats, table tops, wine glasses beer bottles, pipes on the ceiling, anything. Didn't catch his name but he was super talented and fun as hell to watch. Overall, good spot. Recommend the grits highly.