From: Jim Vinoski <;76123.35~ompuserve.com>;
Date: 06 Nov 95 23:17:35 EST
Subject: Gary Primich Band at Huey's

A bar in Memphis with great burgers and Sam Adams
on tap. What more do you want?

Well, Gary Primich, of course. His band fired things up
at Huey's last night, and I had the extreme pleasure of
being there. (By the way, my disclaimer: I have no
affiliation with Huey's, other than having wolfed many a
Huey-burger and quaffed many a beer at their various
locations around town.)

This band cooks. Primich himself, IMHO, simply leaves
nothing to be desired. For a less-than-expert harp player
like me, it's maddening how effortlessly he seems to
perform every technical trick in the book; otherwise, it's a
pure joy to watch this guy work. (As if harp mastery weren't
enough, Primich also plays a mean guitar and has a
powerful singing voice.)

The rest of the band - guitar, bass, and drums - is a rock-
solid unit. No-nonsense, excellent musicians. 'Nuff said.

One observation: Both the people I was with thought Mark
Hummel (who we saw a few months back at another Huey's
location) was the better of the two. Now, I like Mark Hummel,
but (God, please don't let this start a huge Harp-l debate! :-) )
I think Gary Primich is the better musician. But... Hummel is
more active on stage. Methinks I see a single data point in
favor of those who thought showmanship was an integral part
of the act in the recent debate in this forum.

Anyway, enough rambling. If you get the chance, go see Gary
Primich. You won't regret it. Me, I'm filling out my order form from
Kevin's Harps for Gary's tutorial.

- -- Jim


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