Moss and the Fliptops - featuring John Nemeth
July 26th 2005
House of Blues, Chicago
I was told by my fiancé that he was playing
w/ Nick at the HOB w/ John Nemeth. He said,
"Babe have you heard of him?" I was
too excited to answer. "Have I heard of
him?" I said "he is fantastic-wait
till you hear his voice!!" Well needless
to say I marked my calendar and made sure I
went with Willie to Chicago on Tuesday night.
I don't have to tell you all how fabulous Nick
and his band are-this you should know! Nick
is one of the greatest young Chicago blues artists.
He has a passion and talent that is very unique.
You know how you can just look at someone perform
and think that they have that spark? Well, Nick
is definitely that type of performer. There
is never a dull moment when he is up on stage.
The band is top-notch quality and is doing terrific
while promoting their latest release "Sadie
I was interested to see the new drummer that
has joined Nick (for the time being), Wes Starr
from Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets. I have
seen this cat perform a few times with Anson
and he didn't disappoint on this evening. You
can tell Starr has been around dealing his brand
of blues on the drums for quite sometime-since
1979 to be exact! He has been with Anson since
1991 and continues to tour w/ him extensively.
He is currently on break w/ Anson due to Sam
Myers recent operation. Sam is expected to recover
shortly and the band will be back touring soon.
there was John Nemeth and his oh so tremendous
voice. Not only does this guy play one mean
harmonica, but boy can he sing his heart out!
John has been doing the blues thing for over
a decade now and is residing in the bay area.
He has also toured in Canada, Scandinavia, and
most of the US.
I feel that John is one of the brighter spots
of harmonica/singing blues. He has been described
as having a rich harmonica tone that easily
brings to mind Sonny Boy Williamson and Little
Walter." Be on the lookout for this cat
and many good things to come from him in the
crowd was digging the sounds through the midnight
hour. I left after two sets but the energy was
still going strong at the House of Blues. It's
well worth the trip to Chicago to check out
the art deco atmosphere of the HOB. There are
one of a kind paintings on the walls and the
restaurant has pics of many blues acts and legends,
below are links to various websites of interest!
www.ansonandtherockets.com | www.hob.com