Soul man John Németh brings 'Memphis Grease' on tour w/ Bo-Keys, Junior Watson

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John Németh
John Németh

Behind the release of his new album ‘Memphis Grease,’ out 3/25 via Blue Corn Music, soul man John Németh will embark on a lengthy US tour, performing select dates with veteran Memphis group The Bo-Keys (Al Green, O.V. Wright, Rufus Thomas) featuring Percy Wiggins and others with Junior Watson (Canned Heat, Jimmie Rogers, Charile Musselwhite).

Watch: John in the studio with the Bo-Keys: http://youtu.be/3Gdre0Gogtg?t=2m40s

‘Memphis Grease’ is slathered with fatback soul and blues done the Memphis way: tight horn lines, whirling organ with John’s soaring voice and wicked harp playing. Born to Hungarian immigrants in Idaho, John got his start singing for Catholic luncheons and made a living as a truck driver, where he honed his harp skills on the open road. For this album, he relocated his family from Oakland to Memphis to record with Scott Bomar, who composed the film scores for ‘Hustle & Flow’ and ‘Black Snake Moan’ and produced Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Memphis Blues.’

Esquire premiered ‘Memphis Grease’ standout “Sooner or Later” earlier this month, saying “There aren’t too many soul men left in the world, but John Németh is one of em”: http://bit.ly/1mbUtl3

2014 Memphis Grease Tour:
February
2/07 – St. Louis, MO – Beale on Broadway
2/08 – Des Moines, IA – Winter Blues Festival
2/09 – Springfield, IL – Casey’s Pub
2/12 – Lincoln, NE – Zoo Bar
2/13 – Omaha, NE – 21st Saloon
2/14 – Sioux Falls, SD – Old Skoolz
2/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Famous Dave’s
March
3/07 – Ventura, CA – Yolle’s ^
3/08 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Vets Hall ^
3/14 – San Francisco, CA – Yoshi’s *
3/15 – Sutter Creek, CA – Sutter Creek Theatre *
3/16 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley *
3/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Grammy Museum*
3/18 – Solona Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern*
3/20 – Phillipsville, CA – Riverwood Inn *
3/21 – Portland, OR – Jimmy Mak’s *
3/22 – Port Townsend, WA – Highway 20 Roadhouse *
3/25-27 – Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley *
3/28 –Walla Walla, WA – Main Street Studios *
3/29 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre *
April
4/02 – Wyomissing, PA – Building 24 *
4/03 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live *
4/04 – Bethesda, MD – Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club *
4/05 – Bay Shore, NY – Boulton Center *
4/07 – New York, NY – BB King’s *
4/10 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts *
4/11 – Somerville, MA – Johnny D’s *
4/12 – Shirley, MA – Bull Run *
4/18-19 – Vicksburg, MS – Bottleneck Blues Bar @ Ameristar Casino
June
6/11 – Henderson, KY – WC Handy Blues Festival
August
8/16 – Wausau, WI – Big Bull Falls Blues Festival

^ w/ Junior Watson
* w/ The Bo-Keys featuring Percy Wiggins

http://www.johnnemethblues.com/