Hailing from Boise, Idaho, John Németh began his blues career fronting a teenaged band, gaining his early chops on the harmonica, building on the style of rootsy heroes like Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson, and today has multiple Blues Music Awards nominations to his name. He performed as a tour opener for the guitar great Junior Watson, 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. After relocating to the San Francisco Bay area, he was signed by Blind Pig Records to a three-album deal and performed with Elvin Bishop and other greats. In 2013, Németh moved to Memphis and landed a recording contract with American/roots music label Blue Corn Music and released his 8th album, Memphis Grease, which won Best Soul Blues Album at the 2015 Blues Music Awards. He has been nominated for the Blues Music Awards 2016 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award, to be given out on May 5.