James Neary/Bevy Blue to hold EP release party, concert in South Bend

January 5, 2018 GMT

SOUTH BEND — James Neary and the Bevy Blue, a local band headed by Michigan City native James Neary, will be headlining Vegetable Buddies in South Bend on Jan. 13.

They will also host an EP Release Party that day with special guest Fragile Soul

The event starts at 9 p.m. (Eastern), Saturday, Jan. 13, at 129 N. Michigan St, South Bend. The cost is $15 for general admission

According to the band’s press release, James Neary and the Bevy Blue (JNBB) is an up-and-coming band that creates a one-of-a-kind modern take on the blues fused with rock and soul elements, drawing from influences like Alabama Shakes, Muse, Pink Floyd, Muddy Waters and more. James has been a singer-songwriter for a number of years, gathering awards and accolades along the way.

Throughout his career, James has opened for the likes of Katie Todd, Matt Schofield, Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, and has even joined British rock superstars Muse for a once-in-a-lifetime performance of their hit ‘Plug In Baby’. Recently, JNBB joined jam-band super group The Main Squeeze for a sold out performance and are a currently working with Sofar Sounds Chicago for a number of upcoming projects.

Fragile Soul is a blues rock group that presents soulful heartfelt vocals with blues and folk rock influences. Being compared to City and Colour, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Kings of Leon they bring a unique energy to somber lyrics that resonates with their audience. Starting as a singer-songwriter duo, the group has expanded their sound by adding a drummer and bassist. They are currently working toward an EP release in summer 2018 to showcase their full blues rock sound.

—From staff reports