Preparing for a nonstop year, Walter Trout does not plan to rest on his laurels following the success of
his 2017 release, ‘We’re All In This Together.’ Having survived a near-death bout with liver disease and
a liver transplant in 2014, he is now full of energy and joie de vivre, and wants to make every note,
every gig, and every day count.
‘We’re All In This Together’ features 14 of today’s most prominent musicians, including Joe Bonamassa,
Warren Haynes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Mayall, Robben Ford, and Edgar Winter. The album
debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart and stayed in the Top Ten for over three months. It also
debuted at #2 on the Billboard New Artist Chart, and continues on both charts over 20 weeks out. In
addition, the album spent two weeks on the Billboard Current Albums Chart, where it peaked at #43.
The album was added to Apple Music’s popular Blues A-list playlist and has been streamed more than
one million times on Spotify. Not bad for a blues album! Walter has just received two Blues Music
Awards nominations for Best Rock Blues Album and Best Rock Blues Artist.
Walter and his band will tour extensively in 2018 on three continents. High profile US dates include an
Acura Main Stage appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. International appearances include the
Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia, Basel Bluesfest in Switzerland, and the International Blues Festival in
Grolloo, the Netherlands.
Walter has never felt more alive, thankful, and excited to perform. He is currently writing material for
upcoming releases and finds himself at a creative peak.

John Németh

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh. John’s songs are groove and melody-driven, laced with thoughtful lyrics and nuanced humor, and cover themes from social issues of gun violence and class values to the pure hedonistic joy of dancing, sexuality and marijuana. He creates his songs from melodies and phrases he draws from the sounds of life, from early-morning Memphis songbirds to the din of the city. For this album John brought his new songs to his great touring band, the Blue Dreamers – Danny Banks on drums, Matthew Wilson on bass and guitar, and Johnny Rhodes on guitar – so they could hone the groove and finish building the album as a group. Under the simpatico guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), FEELIN’ FREAKY emerges as a modern personal masterpiece.

DJ Pete London

Pete London is the frontman, harmonica player, vocalist and un-official leader of Blue Lunch. Pete was one of the original founders of Blue Lunch and has been with the band through all of its incarnations and for all of its eighteen years. At 6'3" Pete is formidable presence at the front of the band and fills the spaces between songs with rapid-fire one liners. Pete relates to an audience with the aplomb of a borscht-belt comic and is every bit as funny. He plays the harp with a full-throated Little Walteresque tone and sings with full-bore enthusiasm. Offstage, Pete is a family man, married to Shelley and father of Eli and Ayla, and works for the Cleveland Public Library system.


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DJ Pete London will spin vinyl before the show and between sets.

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