Mark Hummel's 2019 Southern Harmonica Blowout
Mark Hummel’s Annual Blues Harmonica Blowout will be a Southern Harp spectacular featuring Bobby Rush, Kenny Neal, James Harman, Johnny Sansone and the Golden State-Lone Star Revue with Anson Funderburgh. The tour starts Sunday, January 13th at the Triple Door in Seattle, WA.
Bobby Rush is a Grammy and multiple BMA winner who appeared in Take Me to the River, a musical documentary about Memphis/Delta musicians as well as Martin Scorcese’s The Blues documentary. Bobby’s song "Chicken Heads" was recorded in 1970 and became a Chicago Blues standard nationwide. Rush has performed with Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Mavis Staples, Bobby Blue Bland, William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Bonamassa, Keb Mo & many more. Rolling Stone Magazine named Rush “King of the Chitlin Circuit.”
Six-time BMA winner/Grammy nominated Kenny Neal hails from Louisiana blues royalty, being one of seven musical children of Harpman Raful Neal. Kenny plays harp & guitar and is a masterful showman. Kenny has recorded for TelArc, Alligator, Blind Pig as well as appearing on Broadway in Mule Bone, where he performed music Taj Mahal set to Langston Hughes’ poetry.
Alabama Harpman /vocalist/songwriting genius/showman supreme James Harman, just released his 30th album FinePrint on Electro-fi this year. He also appears on Billy F Gibbon’s( ZZ Top) new release, Bad Bad Blues. Harman has had some of the all-time great musicians in his bands-Hollywood Fats, Kid Ramos, JR Watson, Gene Taylor, Phil & Dave Alvin and others. Harman is one of the great performers, writers and one unique character in the blues today-very highly regarded.
New Orleans favorite Jumpin' Johnny Sansone has been recording lately with Anders Osborne, North Mississippi Allstars, performing as part of Tab Benoit’s Voice of the Wetlands & appearing/performing in HBO’s Treme! Sansone is a great writer, singer, Harp Blower, Accordionist, guitarist, pianist to name a few talents.
Also appearing is Grammy Nominated/ BMA winner Mark Hummel’s Golden State-Lone Star Revue featuring Anson Funderburgh.
See Tour Dates Page for Up To Date Information.