Monday, May 24, 2010
John Nemeth "Name's The Day!"
Here's a brand new May 2010 interview with the super funky, soul/blues hybrid John Nemeth. John's got a new record out on Blind Pig Records called "Name The Day," where he ups the ante on his calssic. Memphis-inspired, horn-laced soul attack. I like to think of John as a blend of James Brown and Junior Wells, sprinkled with a helping of Solomon Burke - the guys's a monster for sure. In this interview, John chats in depth about the new record, the machanics behind it, and also his take on songwriting - he emulates the great soul ballads and dance floor-ready anthems of the golden age of soul. He also talks about his musical history, from growing up in Idaho, to moving to San Francisco, where his musical vision really began to take shape. John also shares his thoughts on the current roots music climate in America - he's pretty upbeat about it. John says we're in the midst of a revival of sorts, and I agree. John's one of many talented artists ensuring that the blues, and that funky old soul, are with us for years to come. If you're in the Pocono northeast this June (June 19th exactly,) check out John at the Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Festival at Central Park in Honesdale, PA - a free day of great music. Thanks so John for a great interview, and make sure to visit him online at www.johnnemethblues.com.
Listen To The May 2010 Interview With John Nemeth: