John Németh – Magic Touch

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The buzz around John Nemeth is substantial, and his Blind Pig debut delivers the goods in spades. His emotive, smooth voice and stellar harp playing introduce a virtuoso of rare depth and power. John's uncanny blend of retro-modern blues and soul music will delight purists and young hipsters alike.

Track listing:
1. Blues Hit Big Town - 3:43   2. Blue Broadway - 3:29   3. Magic Touch  -3:51   4. My Future - 3:23   5. She's Looking Good - 2:54   6. She Did Not Show - 4:20   7. You're An Angel - 3:38   8. Sit & Cry The Blues - 4:12   9. You Were Wrong - 3:32   10. Let Me Hold You - 4:46   11. Up To No Good - 3:43   12. Come On - 3:17

John Németh (vocals, harmonica) , Junior Watson (guitar) , Anson Funderburgh (guitar on 10) , Ronnie James Webber (fender bass) , Eric Przygocki (acoustic bass) , John Calhoun Street (piano, organ) , Wes Starr (drums) , The Texas Horns: Mark Kazinoff (tenor & baritone saxophone) , John Mills (tenor & baritone saxophone) , Al Gomez (trumpet)


1. The Dallas Morning News 
"Blowing like Little Walter and singing in styles that range from the pathos of a young Jimmy Reed to the suppleness of Nat King Cole, he channels the greats with a verve that's imagination, not imitation." -

2. Living Blues
"Magic Touch gives hope that the blues will survive." -

3. Hittin' The Note
"What a record! Németh can croon, wail, growl a bit, and soar. He pulls together some of the best aspects of classic soul and blues and injects deft and playful personality." -

4. The Philadelphia Daily News
"If you're into James Hunter's funky retro-blues, you'll relish howlin' vocalist and harmonicat John Nemeth's new yet old school 'Magic Touch' (Blind Pig B+). This musical chameleon's stylistic reach is wide, with originals ranging from the Elmore James-like "She Did Not Show" to the finger-snapping, James Brown at the Apollo-evoking "She's Looking Good." -

5. Blues Revue
"Ironic originals, killer covers, unbridled harp squeals, and golden (almost Aaron Neville-esque) vocals make the disc sound distinctly retro, yet strangely modern. The album runs the gamut of blues and R&B. Covers include Junior Wells' 'Blues Hit Big Town,' Roger Collins' 'She's Lookin' Good' (think Wilson Pickett's wailing version), Willie Egan's 'Come On' (rearranged as ska-soul with mariachi-style trumpet), Watson's 'My Future,' Z.Z. Hill's 'You Were Wrong,' and Buddy Guy's 'Sit and Cry (The Blues)'. The originals are just as heavy; it's as if Nemeth entered a time machine and wrote them five decades ago. The Fats Domino-style 'You're An Angel' is about an old girlfriend with a super-sized ego. 'Let Me Hold You' features a scratching, schizophrenic solo from Funderburgh - his only guitar track on the album. 'Blue Broadway' takes a page from classic Stax." -