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Bluesdays: John Nemeth
August 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Village at Squaw Valley welcomes back John Nemeth to Bluesdays.
John Nemeth has such a beautiful voice he doesn’t need to play the harmonica. But the true bluesman, who was first inspired by Junior Wells, says he will never put the harp away. Nemeth is nominated for the 2017 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, which is the Blue Music Awards top honor. On May 19, Nemeth released his first album, “Feeling Freaky,” on his own label, Memphis Grease Records.
An Idaho native, Nemeth saw his career rise while he lived in San Francisco and released a number of records on the Blind Pig label. He often played around Reno and Lake Tahoe until January 2013, when he moved to Memphis.
“The culture (of Memphis) is cool and the musical influence, whether it’s blues or not, the bands have that certain sound and feel that they all have down there.”
He did return once for a Bluesdays show in 2015. He was supported by a talented band that provided backing vocals, the Blue Dreamers.