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.