Golden State Lone Star Blues Review
Redwood Coast Music Festival 2018 Performing Artist
Grammy nominated, two time Blues Award winner, harmonica master, blues singer, bandleader, author, entrepreneur Mark Hummel has been active since the early 1970s, when he moved to Berkeley from LA. Hummel has over thirty CDs to his credit and also is the creator of the Blues Harmonica Blowouts, that he started in 1991. Hummel's mastery of the blues genre, mixed with a knowledge of where the music comes from, is rare in this idiom. Mark has recorded/toured w/Snooky Pryor, Lowell Fulsom, Eddie Taylor, Brownie McGhee, Barbara Dane, Jimmy Rogers, Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Huey Lewis, Lazy Lester, Anson Funderburgh( his co-partner in his latest project Golden State/Lone Star), Charles Brown, Willie Big Eyes Smith & many more. Hummel has been steadily touring since 1984 around the world!
"Hummel, a specialist in West Coast Blues, knows a thing or two about about how to please an audience"
- New Yorker
"Mark Hummel Is A Harmonica God"
- Blues Review Magazine
"Harp heavyweight Mark Hummel has assembled a blues supergroup and the 14 titanic tracks here, recorded at Kid Andersen's Greaseland Studio in San Jose, CA, will knock your socks off. Joining Hummel for these invigorating performances are guitar greats Anson Funderburgh and Little Charlie Baty, plus drummer Wes Starr and bassist R.W. Grigsby. Romping through a variety of blues styles, there's joy and exuberance in every measure ... Pure gold." - Paul Freeman/Pop Culture Classics
Guitarist/vocalist Rusty Zinn will be a special guest with GSLS on this date. Rusty and Hummel have been playing together off and on since 1991. Rusty got the gig with Kim Wilson in 1993, recording on Antones Records' Tiger Man release. Soon after Zinn was signed by Black Top Records in New Orleans, who recorded two CDs on the 23 year old. Zinn won a Blues Award for Best New Artist around 1994.Rusty switched to Alligator Records when Black Top went under a few years later. Zinn has recorded & toured with Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, Rod Piazza, Rick Estrin, James Cotton, Red Holloway, Dave Myers, Jody Williams, Kim Wilson,Fingers Taylor, Charlie Musselwhite ,Mark Hummel, John Brim, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins & many more.
With Mike Keller( guitarist from formally with Fabulous Thunderbirds, Marcia Ball, Doyle Bramhall & Double Trouble), drummer Wes Starr( Asleep at the Wheel, Jimmy Vaughn, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Anson Funderburgh, Omar & Howlers), bassist RW Grigsby( Carlene Carter, Mike Morgan, Gary Primich)
Friday April 6 - 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Eureka Municipal Auditorium