Sunday, November 20, 2005

John Nemeth @ The Poor House Bistro

I caught the first set of John Nemeth's performance at the Poor House Bistro on Friday night. The band consisted of Bob Welsh (guitar), Mike Phillips (bass) and Hans Bosse' (drums). There was some big event going on at the Arena. The place was packed.

The first set was awesome. John sounded as excellent as he always does. His vocals were great. His deep toned harmonica playing accompanied his choice of material perfectly. The material ranged from classic 50's Chicago Blues to some of his own compositions.

I chatted briefly with Mr. Nemeth during the break. It had been a few months, since I last saw him. It was nice to catch up with him. He recently completed a tour of Mississippi and the deep South. He's been on the road quite a bit lately. According to his website, he should be around for the next couple of weeks. I hope to get the opportunity to check him out again.

He was kind enough to invite me to sit in, but I had to decline. My youngest daughters were getting kind of tired and creeped out by the group of people clad in black habits. If they had been nuns, it might not have been creepy. These folks were headed to the Depeche Mode concert at the Arena. The combination of unnaturally brightly colored hair along with dog collars proved to be a bit much for a pair of 4 year olds. We decided to cut out.

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