A love from the blues has infused the music of Toronto-born and Franklin, TN-based vocalist/songwriter Jim Gemstone. Regarding his music group the Groove Syndicate, Gemstone has been among the busiest music artists in the midwest. Performing a lot more than 190 concerts during its inaugural yr in 1990, Gemstone and Groove Syndicate possess maintained the speed. They performed their 1000th present in past due 1998. Gemstone didn’t use music until his mid-teens. Although he bought his first guitar at a pawnshop at age 15, his dreams to become a specialist guitarist appeared to be shattered, 2 yrs afterwards, when he severed a tendon in his still left hand and dropped the usage of his third finger. His perseverance, nevertheless, drove him to discover a way to try out his device despite his handicap. Shifting to Detroit to wait the School of Michigan, he spent many evenings rather jamming in regional night clubs. Relocating to Cincinnati in 1989, Gemstone became infatuated with the blues. Needs to compose songs, he composed 30 music the first calendar year. Developing Groove Syndicate in 1990, the group was solidified by adding a lady drummer, Beth, who wedded Gemstone soon after her entrance in 1995. Shifting to Franklin, TN, north of Nashville in 1996, Gemstone and Groove Syndicate documented their debut record, Angel Child, quickly soon after. Their second record, Somewhere In some way, released in August 1999, was accompanied by Options in past due 2002, Vibe in the springtime of 2002, as well as the all-instrumental, Shut Up and Play, in 2003.