John Niemann


Recently emerging from a self-imposed, semi-retirement from bluegrass music, during which he had been generally making good, John is once again pursuing the limelight and financial success assured in the world of live music performance.

Starting at an early age, John hit the streets, doing hard-time with the Middle Spunk Creek Boys in his teens, followed by two, non-consecutive tours of duty in the Twin Cities’ premier bluegrass band, Stoney Lonesome. As the second-hardest working man in show business, John did some touring with Peter Ostroushko and the Mando Boys, with whom he recorded two albums, performed with local country and blues bands, was a regular stand-in with the Guys All Star Shoe Band on A Prairie Home Companion, and played with American Heifer. 

Equally proficient on multiple instruments, John has touched the hearts and lives of generations of music lovers in the Twin Cities.  Now he is pleased as can be to be performing with King Wilkie's Dream.