John Nemeth

John Nemeth

Boise, Idaho is hardly the place anyone would conjure up as a hotbed of soul music.

But for John Németh, it’s where his love for the genre began—and the starting point for a journey that’s taken him from his first gigs fronting a teenaged band to five Blues Music Award nominations in 2013 alone.

It’s where this preternaturally talented son of a Hungarian immigrant gained his early chops on the harmonica, building on the style of rootsy heroes like Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson. Németh’s first paid performance came in 1991, when he was hired to perform drinking songs for a pinochle luncheon held by the Catholic Daughters of America before setting his sights on the Boise club scene, where, for nearly a decade, he played seven nights a week at local pubs, taverns, joints, and parties.

After opening a show for Junior Watson, Németh was tapped as tour opener for the guitar great, a gig that took him across the United States, to Scandinavia, and into the recording studio for his 2004 solo debut, Come And Get It, featuring Watson.

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Fri, November 9, 2018
8pm w/Backtrack Blues Band      
St. Petersburg
Fri, April 6, 2018
4:30-6:00pm Tampa Bay Blues Fest       $Tickets      
St. Petersburg
Thu, April 5, 2018
8pm       $Yes      
St. Petersburg
Sun, March 25, 2018
Ft. Myers
Tue, January 10, 2017
8pm w/The Broadcast       $10/$13