Mark Hummel’s 30th Annual Blues Harmonica Blowouts
We’re lucky to have this nationally-known group of stellar blues musicians playing near us soon!
- MAGIC DICK-original Harmonica MasterBlaster for superstars, multi platinum selling rock band J. Geils Band! The band scored 6 Top 40 Hits in 70s-80s plus a number one record with Centerfold. Creator of Whammer Jammer harp anthem.
- JOHN NEMETH-is the Blind Pig Recording singing phenom/harmonica wizard who took the Blues World by storm 20 years back. NEMETH’s second record was produced by Anson Funderburgh and put his name in the spotlight. John also recorded on the Elvin Bishop album The Blues Roll On for Delta Groove, a star studded extravaganza w/Kim Wilson, BB King and others. He’s been nominated at the BMA’s in many years past. John’s newest cd has stayed at the top of the charts for the last two months, recorded with Elvin Bishop.
- SUGAR RAY NORCIA-Rhode Island Hall of Famer ,singer-blower extrodinaire is one of DION’s favorite vocalists. Ray has led the Blue Tones for 40 plus years-they’ve won many Blues Music Awards. Ray was nominated twice for Grammy Awards, for Superharps and Hummel’s Remembering Little Walter.
- ANSON FUNDERBURGH-is the legendary Texas Guitar hero who started the Anson and the Rockets in Dallas in 1976. Anson has appeared on TV with BOZ SCAGGS, appeared in China Moon w/Ed Harris and Madeline Stowe. Anson hired bassist Mike Judge in 1988-1991. Rumor has it animator Judge based Bevis and Butthead on Anson’s shenanigans and hairstyle! Blind Sam Myers played in the Rockets with Anson for 20 years.
- AKI KUMAR-is a very popular creator of Bollywood Blues in the San Jose part of the Bay. The former techie is now a serious harp blowing frontman who never fails to charm an audience. Aki is on both Sony Music and Little Village Records, toured India, Europe, Russia and appeared on NPR.
- MARK HUMMEL-has been playing since 1970. The Grammy nominated, 2 time BMA winner has produced the Harp Blowouts since 1991 and has hosted Huey Lewis, John Mayall, Charlie Musselwhite, Lee Oskar , Howard Levy, James Cotton, Elvin Bishop, Kim Wilson and every player of note. Mark has over 30 recordings.
- WES STARR-Grammy winning drummer who’s played w/Willie Nelson, Asleep At The Wheel, Delbert McClinton, Marsha Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Anson and the Rockets, Jimmy Vaughn and Hal Ketcham. Wes hosts a popular blues radio show in Morro Bay, CA after 40 yrs in Austin.