The Blues Tavern is bringing a local favorite to cure all those holiday blues plaguing the city. John Nemeth has made “Mobile’s Blues Room” one of his regular stops, and The Blues Tavern’s patrons could not be happier. Nemeth is a master of the harp who honed his skills backing blues players such as Junior Watson. Eventually, he decided to take center stage, and he has spent more than a decade blowing his soulful brand of blues.
Nemeth will bring The Blues Tavern a batch of brand new tracks from his latest effort, “Memphis Grease.” He journeyed to Memphis to work with producer/musician Scott Bomar, who is known for his musical prowess in films such as “Hustle & Flow” and “Black Snake Moan.” Nemeth sets his trademark soulful vibe with the album’s funky opener “Three Times a Fool.” His slow, Motown-infused cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying” is definitely a standout on “Memphis Grease.” While Nemeth is known for his work on the harp, his rich, old school soul vocals are undeniable.
Date: Friday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blues Tavern, 2818 Government St., www.bluestavern.com