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John Nemeth

November 19, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

John Németh » Memphis Grease

John Németh was probably the only kid in Boise who grew up in the 1980s listening to Chicago blues… In the three decades since, Németh has transformed himself from a fan to a modern soul-blues purveyor of the highest order, receiving five Blues Music Award nominations in 2012 and two in 2013, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award. It’s a journey that took him to San Francisco, then Oakland, California, followed by a relocation to the birthplace of blues, soul and rock-and-roll, Memphis. He landed in the perfect place: Electraphonic Studio, home of producer and musician Scott Bomar, who composed the film scores for “Hustle & Flow” and “Black Snake Moan” and produced Cyndi Lauper’s “Memphis Blues.” Support by the Bo-Keys, Bomar’s group of veteran Memphis performers who made their names backing the likes of Al Green, O.V. Wright, Rufus Thomas and the Bar-Kays, Németh quickly laid down thirteen tracks that as he describes it, “Live in the style like I live in the style.” That style is a deeply forged amalgamation of scorching harmonica-driven blues and sweet blue-eyed soul ala The Box Tops or Roy Head, delivered via two fistfuls of originals and a trio of carefully chosen covers. “Memphis Grease,” the long-awaited follow up to 2010′s “Name The Day!”, embodies everything that sets Németh apart from the soul-blues revivalist pack: it’s innovative and unique while epitomizing the absolute best of the genre.

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Date:
November 19, 2015
Time:
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Venue

Omaha, NE United States + Google Map