Idaho native John Nemeth blends 1960s-inspired soul with the sounds of blues and pop. Three years ago, Nemeth's first major-label album earned him a Blues Music Award nomination; now, he's released a follow-up titled Name the Day!
"I started listening to blues and soul music when I was in high school," Nemeth tells Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon. "I used to drive my friends around, and they would tell me I sounded like the guys on blues records. And the rest is history. I've been performing ever since."