John Németh with Color| May 4

May 2, 2018

John Németh & The Blues Dreamers
Credit swallowhill.org

As a Boise, Idaho teenager in the early '90s, John Németh was drawn to the hard-edged hip hop sounds and rock bands of the day – but when a friend exposed him to Buddy Guy and Junior Wells's classic "Hoodoo Man Blues," he was hooked. John played harp and sang in local bands, often opening the show for nationally touring blues acts. John soon caught the ear of established blues musicians, and before long he was releasing his own CDs – THE JACK OF HARPS (2002) and COME AND GET IT (2004), featuring Junior Watson – and performing in Junior Watson's band. John relocated to San Francisco in 2004, where he wound up doing a two-year stint with Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets, filling in for the ailing Sam Myers.

Németh immersed himself in the deep musical waters of the Bay area, absorbing more of the soul and funk grooves of what he calls "the early East Bay Grease sound" of San Francisco and Oakland bands. John's reputation continued to grow, and he soon signed a recording contract with Blind Pig Records. His national debut for that label – MAGIC TOUCH (2007), produced by Anson Funderburgh and featuring Junior Watson on guitar – received an ecstatic response from fans and the media, and he was hailed as the new voice of the Blues. Living Blues Magazine enthused, "Magic Touch gives hope that the blues will survive." In 2008 Németh was recruited by Elvin Bishop to do some performances and contribute four vocal tracks to his Grammy-nominated album THE BLUES ROLLS ON.

Color is a funk, soul band with members from all different musical backgrounds. Influenced heavily by the musical styling of soul greats like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, you can expect Color to dazzle your ear buds with a variety of original tunes and danceable covers ranging from The Weight to Jackson 5.

Swallow Hill Music presents
John Nemeth and the Blues Dreamers
Friday, May 4 at 8pm (doors open at 7)
@ Daniels Hall
Tickets Here!