John Nemeth returns to Groove City Studio

Submitted to The Dorchester Banner John Nemeth will return to Groove City Studio.

Submitted to The Dorchester Banner
John Nemeth will return to Groove City Studio.

CAMBRIDGE — After playing the opening concert at Groove City Studios in Cambridge, John Nemeth said he wanted to come back when the “crabs were fat and juicy.” The crew at GCS got to work right away and set up a second date in Cambridge, and this time plans to use the event space at 447 Race St. for the concert.

“447 will give us more room, and that will help ramp up the comfort level for the size of the crowd we’re expecting,” said Donna Flaggs, artist liaison for Groove City and host of the local Lady Spins the Blues show on WHCP radio. Nemeth and his band filled the room at Groove City Studios in March, with fans coming from as far away as Virginia to see the show.

The GCS location has a capacity of about 50 people, while 447 Race will hold more than 125 comfortably. “This will give us at lot more room for a real rockin’ blues concert!” said Ms. Flaggs.

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. Working towards polishing his chops as a real harmonica man and vocalist, John found himself opening shows for nationally known acts, then was offered a recording contract and started putting out his own albums. His eighth CD, Feelin’ Freaky, was released in May, 2017 to rave reviews.

Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh.

John and his blues harp have won a number of awards, including a 2015 Soul Blues Album of the Year for Memphis Grease, a 2014 Soul Blues Male Artist award, and is currently nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award in the category of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.

Groove City Studios is expecting an exceptional show from John and the Blue Dreamers at 447. Tickets are $35 each and available at GrooveCityStudio.org.

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