Monday, January 06, 2020

Bob Welsh Upcoming Shows

2020 SHOWS!

January 3  Triple Door in Seattle - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 4  Triple Door in Seattle - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 5  Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 6  Artichoke Community Music in Portland, OR with Mark Hummel
January 7  The Seasons in Yakima, WA - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 9  Shedd in Eugene, OR - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 10  Harris Center in Folsom, CA - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 11  Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 12  Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, CA - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 13  Poor House Bistro in San Jose, CA - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 14  Arkley Center at Humboldt in Arcata, CA - Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout
January 17  Mystic Theater in Petaluma, CA with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
January 18  Felton Music Hall in Felton, CA with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
January 25  Club Fox in Redwood City, CA with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

February 8 World Records in Bakersfield, CA with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
February 15 Poway Center for the Performing Arts in Poway, CA  with Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite
February 20 Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ with Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite 
February 21 The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA with Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite 
February 22 Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY with Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite 
February 23 The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA with Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite
February 27-March 2 Rock Legends Cruise VIII with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

March 13  Crest Theater in Sacramento, CA with Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

That's all for now folks, stay tuned for more!

Sunday, January 05, 2020

Previous Shows in 2019

April 3rd Caffe Chiave in Oakland with Aireene Espiritu
April 5th Seabright Brewery in Santa Cruz with Jimmy Dewrance 
April 6th The Mojo Lounge in Fremont with Aki Kumar
April 10th De Anza College in Cupertino with Ren Geisick
April 17th Momo's in Sacramento with Andy Santana
April 28th Club Deluxe in San Francisco with Aki Kumar

May 25th Crest Theater in Sacramento with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
May 29th The Dakota in Minneapolis, MN with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
May 30th City Winery in Chicago, IL with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

June 15th Blues and BBQ Festival in Reno, NV with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
June 22nd Fountain Blues Festival in San Jose with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
June 26th Summer Fest in Milwaukee, MN with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
June 28th TBA in Santa Rosa with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

July 3rd Private party with Nancy Wright
July 6th Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco with Aireene Espiritu
July 26th The Blue Note in Honolulu, HI with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
July 27th The Blue Note in Honolulu, HI with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

August 9th Heritage Music Blues Fest in Wheeling, WV with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

August 18th White Mountain Blues Fest in Thornton, New Hampshire with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
August 23rd Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, Canada with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

September 2nd Rancho Nicasio in Nicasio with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
September 25th Freight and Salvage Berkeley with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
September 26th Freight and Salvage Berkeley with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

October 5 Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, CA with Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite
October 6 Laxson Auditorium at Chico State, CA with Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite
October 12  Montbleau Theater in Lake Tahoe, NV with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
October 24 Redwood Cafe in Cotati with A Case of the Willy's (Willy Jordan)
October 31 Blue Wing Saloon in Upper Lake with Billy Watson

November 1 The Riviera Hills Restaurant & Lounge in Kelseyville, CA with Billy Watson
November 2 Private Party in Kelseyville with Billy Watson
November 3 Kelsey Creek Brewing in Kelseyville with Billy Watson
November 10 Poor House Bistro in San Jose - Bob Welsh's tribute to The Meters with special guests
November 19 Poor House Bistro in San Jose with Aki Kumar (Pro Jam Night)
November 22 The Chapel in San Francisco with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio (Private event)
November 26 Poor House Bistro in San Jose with Aki Kumar (Pro Jam Night)

December 3 Poor House Bistro in San Jose with Aki Kumar (Pro Jam Night)
December 4 Caffe Chiave in Berkeley with Aireene Espiritu (An evening of Bluegrass)
December 6 TBA in Tucson, AZ with Kim Wilson
December 7 The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ with Kim Wilson
December 11 PCH Club in The Golden Sails in Long Beach, CA with Kim Wilson
December 14 Mainstage in Ramona, CA with Kim Wilson
December 17 Poor House Bistro in San Jose with Aki Kumar (Pro Jam Night)
December 20 Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto with Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bob's Boogie Number One in the World on the Blues Song Charts!

Listen to Bob's Boogie, written and performed by Bob Welsh - anywhere you listen to your music.  It's track #6 on the album Something Smells Funky 'Round Here by Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reggae With Rusty Zinn

photo credit: Britt Halquist
l to r: Etienne Franc, Rusty Zinn, Bob Welsh

I'm enjoying playing the guitar with Rusty Zinn now and again. The music sounds sweet and we always have a good time. Lee Hildebrand did a nice write-up of a recent show for the East Bay Express.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Recording Session with Finis Tasby at Greaseland Studios

It's always great recording at Greaseland Studios. Working with Finis Tasby was definitely a highlight of the month. Thanks to Rachel Kumar for capturing the session.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Notodden Blues Festival, Norway

© 2011 Jan Erik Arud
L to R: Bob Welsh, Elvin Bishop & Bobby Cochran

© 2011 Jan Erik Arud
L to R: Bob Welsh, Elvin Bishop, Ed Earley & Kid Andersen

The folks in Norway know how to have a great time! Thanks to Jan Erik for capturing these photos. More from the festival can be seen on Jan's Flickr page.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Playing Guitar with Rusty Zinn on September 4

It's always great to share the stage with Rusty Zinn & Hux Brown playing a fun mix of reggae, rock steady and ska tunes. Bay Area friends, come on down to the show at the Starry Plough in Berkeley on September 4. You can also catch us on September 11 at the Poorhouse Bistro in San Jose.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Red Dog Speaks

'Red Dog Speaks' follows 2008's 'The Blues Rolls On', which earned him a Grammy nomination and four 2009 Blues Music Award nominations. 'Red Dog Speaks' features five new Bishop originals plus songs by Jimmy Cliff, Otis Spann, Leroy Carr, and others.

The title track tells the story of his '59 Gibson Stereo ES 345 guitar, nicknamed "Red Dog." The album proves full of hooks and humor as well, such as on Bishop's "Fat And Sassy." Buckwheat Zydeco lends his accordion to "Blues Cruise" which also features excellent guitar work by Tommy Castro and Ronnie Baker Brooks; the track was recorded live on the high seas. The traditional gospel tune "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" gets the Bishop slide treatment. He plays solo on "Clean Livin', " a reflection on his younger lifestyle and a highlight of the album.

Bishop is a slide guitar great with 45-years of blues under his belt. Rolling Stone has praised his "careening slide and razor-edged bursts, all delivered with unflagging enthusiasm and wit." He is a founding member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and recorded three groundbreaking albums with the group. After launching a solo career, Bishop's 1976 single "Fooled Around and Fell In Love, " still in heavy rotation on classic rock radio, reached number three on Billboard's Pop Singles chart, pushing the album 'Struttin' My Stuff' to number 18 on the Pop Albums chart. He has performed on recordings by John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, and The Allman Brothers Band, among many others. On stage, he's wielded his guitar to accompany the likes of John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Big Joe Williams, Little Walter, Junior Wells, Albert Collins, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and many others. Blues Revue has called Bishop "head and shoulders - and slide guitar - above the rest."

* Liner Notes and song listings here.
* Purchase on Amazon here.

Elvin Bishop (Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar), Ronnie Baker Brooks (Guitar), Buckwheat Zydeco (Accordion), Kid Anderson (Guitar). Roy Gaines (Guitar, Vocals), Terry Hanck (Tenor Sax), John Nemeth (Harmonica, Vocals), Mike Schermer (Rhythm Guitar), Snakebite (Tenor Sax), Tommy Castro (Guitar), Bobby Cochran (Drums), June Core (Drums), Ruth Davies (Bass), Tom Poole (Trumpet), Bob Welsh (Guitar, Piano, Keyboards), R.C. Carrier (Rubboard), Sir Reginald Dural (Rubboard), Ed Earley (Trombone, Tambourine, Vocals).

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Photos from our gig in Pasadena

Always a good time playing at the Langham Hotel, Pasadena
L to R: Bob Welsh, Chef Dennis, John Németh

photos by A. Gardner

Monday, August 10, 2009

Latest Tour Videos

Hey everyone, we are in the middle of a 3 week tour, on our way to New York right now - keep checking this site for updated tour dates and hope to see you at one of the shows!

Here's some good coverage from our show at the Thunder Bay Blues Festival a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to those who came out to see us already this year.

In the meantime, catch us here on HD video. Two new ones were added just recently. All videos were filmed at The Knitting Factory in John's hometown of Boise, Idaho.

Friday, July 03, 2009

New Photos

A cool cat by the name of Tim Burge took these photos of the band at the Hwy 99 Blues Club in Seattle, back in March. A good time was had by all.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Playing with Buddy Guy Was a Dream Come True

photos by Jennifer Wheeler

Playing at Buddy Guy's Legends doesn't guarantee that you'll get to play with the legend himself. It must have been in the stars... definitely a dream come true for all of us. Check out the review.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Yoshi's Gig

What a great night. Record release party for John Nemeth's grammy-nominated album, Love Me Tonight. It was a full house and special guests Elvin Bishop and Kid Andersen showed up to play with us. We couldn't have asked for a better time.

Some videos from this fine evening are here, here and here.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Love Me Tonight CD hits #1 on Roots Music Report Chart!

John Németh's new album, Love Me Tonight appeared in the #1 spot on last week's Roots Blues Chart from the Roots Music Report.

Love Me Tonight

Produced by John Németh
Assistant Producer - Kid Anderson
Recorded at Greaseland Studios, San Jose CA

John Németh - Vocals, Harmonica
Bobby Welsh - Guitars, Keyboards
June Core - Drums, Percussion
Dmitry Gorodetsky - Fender Bass
Kedar Roy - Acoustic Bass, Fender Bass
Elvin Bishop - Guitar on "Country Boy", "Daughter Of The Devil"
Ed Early, Steve Willis and Kid Anderson - Background Vocals

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Featured in the San Jose Mercury News

John and I went to the San Jose Mercury News offices to play some tunes and discuss the new album. It was featured in the entertainment section (page 10 of The Eye) last Thursday, Feb. 5 - but you can check out the article and videos right here.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Love Me Tonight CD hits stores January 27

You can order the new CD on Amazon or on John's site. For those of you in the Bay Area, we will be celebrating the release of the new album with a show at Yoshi's in Oakland on Friday, February 27, 2009. Come celebrate with us! And check out the review from BluesWax:

BluesWax, January 2009
- by Richard Ludmerer, Contributing Editor

John Németh possesses a maturity far beyond his years. Németh is a great harp player and also a great singer. His emotive voice has enough range to reach those high falsetto notes and when he does he sounds painfully real. Németh is also a great songwriter and on Love Me Tonight, his second recording for Blind Pig, he gives us eleven new songs of which he has written ten.

Németh also has an ear for talent because having a new band might have set him back. On guitar (and keyboards) is Bobby Welsh; on drums is June Core, whose credits include Little Charlie and The Nightcats; and on bass is Dmitry Gorodetsky (formerly with Roomful of Blues) or Kedar Roy.

The album opens with the title track "Love Me Tonight." It is modeled after a familiar R&B riff. June Core's drumming holds it together while Welsh's guitar line and short solo are commanding. Németh's voice is in fine form. "Just Like You" is a well written song. "I'm a rebel baby, just like you," it's a catchy line and the background vocals work well. Welsh's slide solo kicks it up and Németh comes in on harp and carries this one home.

The highlights then begin to pile up. "Fuel For Your Fire" is destined to be a classic. Németh's vocals on this and on "Too Good To Be True" are perfect. Welsh's guitar on the latter almost jumps off the recording. The most soulful original on the album is when Németh sings "My Troubled Mind." "Where You Been" opens with Németh on chromatic harp while Gorodetsky excels on bass. "She's My Hearts Desire" and "Love Gone Crazy" are two more highlights; the later features Németh again on harp. Elvin Bishop guests on "Daughter of The Devil" while Németh sings through the harp mike. Bishop's guitar gives them a funkier sound. Bishop also plays guitar on "Country Boy."

The album closes with "Blues in My Heart." Németh literally sings his heart out while Welsh, Core, and Gorodetsky become the John Németh Band. John Németh is without a doubt one of the most exciting young talents to emerge in many years. This album adds to his legacy.