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John Németh & the Bo-Keys at DKDC on Saturday

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After Sharon Jones and Valerie June play Saturday night at Minglewood Hall, you may be tempted to turn the ol' jalopy toward home. That would be a terrible mistake. Here's why: You would miss John Németh playing songs from his soon-to-be-released record Memphis Grease at Bar DKDC.

Németh passed through town before when he was nominated for five (count 'em: five) Blues Music Awards. He was also nominated by Living Blues magazine for Most Outstanding Blues Singer in 2013. But Németh's real coup was securing backup from Memphis' Bo-Keys, torchbearers of essential Memphis sounds. Németh is amazed by his good fortune.

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"I was actually surprised when they said they wanted to go out and tour with me," Németh said. "Most of them hang out around town and make records. So it's a huge honor for me, the whole thing: making the record."

Drummer Howard Grimes has been a lifelong source of fascination for Németh.

"I've been a fan of Howard Grimes before I even knew who he was," Németh said. "There's just a handful of drummers on the planet who are unique in their feel. Very few people have an honest-to-goodness different feel. When he plays a groove, it sounds like you're hearing it for the first time."

Németh and the band see Saturday as a warm up for an upcoming tour. They will play a relaxed, late-night set for people who are still jacked up on adrenaline after the ladies tear up Minglewood. What a big night for Memphis music. Get out there and be somebody. John Németh can show you how. Memphis Grease comes out March 25th. Look out.

"It's a hoot rehearsing with these guys," he said. "It's a funky band, man." Joe Boone

John Németh & the Bo-Keys at Bar DKDC, Saturday, March 1st. Late.

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