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"Stunning one hell of a singer”

(Living Blues)

JOHN NEMETH

Chanteur / Compositeur / Harmoniciste reconnu et récompensé a plusieurs reprises, Curtis Salgado chante et joue avec une soul authentique, depuis 1962. Ce vétéran de la musique américaine a toujours su se donner a 100 % pour son public au cours de sa carrière en compagnie des plus grands noms du genre. En 1982, Salgado se lie d’amitié avec Robert Cray et forme ensemble Robert Cray Band. Salgado se trouve alors a partager la scène avec des icônes du Blues tels que Muddy Waters , Bobby Bland et Bonnie Raitt, Willie Dixon, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Albert Collins, Big Walter Horton, and Otis Rush. Curtis part sur la route avec Roomful Of Blues de 1984 à 1986. Dans les années 90, son ami Steve Miller l’invite a ouvrir ses concerts pour une tournée aux US. Une grosse tournée avec Santana s’en suit. Le debut du 21eme siècle ne lui a pas été facile puisqu’il doit se battre contre un cancer du foie et des poumons. Miraculeusement rétabli, Curtis Salgado est prêt a atteindre le plus grand public avec ses débuts chez Alligator Records. Son dernier album « SOUL SHOT » nous montre bien que Curtis est encore et toujours un des plus grands chanteur Soul/ Blues. Vainqueur du Blues Music Award 2010 pour Soul Blues Artiste de l'année , Salgado mêle le Blues, le Funk et R & B sans aucun effort en le servant brut et sincère . Il a été invité a se produire au San Francisco Blues Festival , Chicago Blues Festival , Beale Street Music Festival de Memphis ,Tampa Bay Blues Fest  et le Waterfront BluesFestival parmi bien d’autres a travers le monde.

“John Németh is a natural-born Bluesman, and he proves it with every note he sings, shaping each one with emotion, taste and inspiration. John’s expressive Blues harp playing answers his voice and fulfills his songs when he solos. John Németh makes it sound easy.” Bob Margolin, 2004

 

After opening a show for Junior Watson, Németh was tapped as tour opener for the jump blues guitarist, a gig that took him across the United States, to Scandinavia, and into the recording studio for his 2004 solo debut, Come And Get It, featuring Watson. When Németh’s girlfriend decided to relocate to California, he knew he couldn’t lose her, so he packed up the house and traveled west. It was an astute move: shortly after arriving in San Francisco, Németh was performing at Biscuit and Blues when Blind Pig Records signed him to a three-album deal. Opportunities abounded, from the phone call Németh got from Anson Funderburgh, who was looking for a frontman to fill in for ailing blues legend Sam Myers, to a gig opening for Elvin Bishop, which led to Németh’s role as featured vocalist on Bishop’s Grammy nominated album The Blues Rolls.

 

In early 2013, Németh landed in the perfect place in Memphis : Electraphonic Studio (home of producer and musician Scott Bomar). Backed by the Bo-Keys, Bomar’s group of veteran Memphis performers who made their names backing the likes of Al Green, O.V. Wright, Rufus Thomas, and the Bar-Kays, Németh quickly laid down thirteen tracks that, as he describes it, “live in the style like I live in the style.” The album title itself is evocative of Németh’s journey to Memphis : MEMPHIS GREASE.

 

“When it comes to more traditional styles of music, people expect to hear a tribute record. But you can get into a real rut if you’re just doing rewrites,” Németh says. “We’re creating fresh music here. Our arrangements sound just like they would back then, but what we’re doing is so much more innovative.” Together, Németh and the Bo-Keys take soul-blues from a simmer to a full boil.