John Németh


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John Németh was a teenager in Boise, Idaho when a friend introduced him to the Junior Wells and Buddy Guy classic “Hoodoo Man Blues.” He relocated to San Francisco in 2004, where he had a two-year stint with Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets. Soon signing with Blind Pig Records, his label debut, “Magic Touch," featuring Junior Watson on guitar, received an ecstatic response. In 2008 Németh was recruited by Elvin Bishop to contribute four vocal tracks to his Grammy-nominated album “The Blues Rolls On.” John released two more albums on Blind Pig, “Love Me Tonight” & “Name The Day, both hitting #6 on the Billboard Blues Chart, and beginning his long string of now 20 Blues Music Award (BMA) nominations. John has also won two Blues Blast Music Awards – Best New Artist Debut Recording and Sean Costello Rising Star Award.

He followed up with two live albums in 2012, “Blues Live” and “Soul Live.” After relocating to Memphis, TN in 2013, he released “Memphis Grease” (2014 Blue Corn), which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Blues Chart. John won the 2104 BMA for Best Soul Blues Male Artist, followed by “Memphis Grease” winning Best Soul Blues Album in 2015. In 2017 Németh released “Feelin’ Freaky” (produced by Luther Dickinson) on his own Memphis Grease label, crushing all barriers of style and genre. He returned to Electraphonic in December of 2019 for a rowdy southern swamp roots session resulting in Németh's 10th album, “Stronger Than Strong.”