“Mark Hummel is one of the very top notch guys on the Blues Harmonica scene today.
He’s a great traditional player”
- Billy Boy Arnold
Grammy Award Nominee and Winner of two Blues Music Awards, Mark Hummel started playing harmonica in 1970 and is considered one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation. Thanks to over thirty recordings since 1985, including the Grammy nominated 2013 release Blind Pig recording Remembering Little Walter (part of the Blues Harmonica Blowout CD series). Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout™ started in 1991 and have featured every major legend (Mayall, Musselwhite, Cotton, etc.) on blues harp as well as almost every player of note on the instrument - a who's who of players. Read Full Bio
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Please SUBSCRIBE on Youtube and on your favorite podcast platform to Mark Hummel's Harmonica Party. Each week Mark takes you on a journey through the Blues that only a Blues artist of Mark Hummel's experience could lead you.
In Episode 1 we honor harmonica hero James Harman who passed away in May 2021. James Gary Harman (June 8, 1946 – May 23, 2021) was an American blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter. The music journalist Tony Russell described Harman as an "amusing songwriter and an excellent, unfussy blues harp player".
Mark Hummel Live featuring Rusty Zinn
Here's a treat for West Coast blues fans! Some of the most recognizable West Coast blues names in Northern California, led by blues harmonica master Mark Hummel, got together in Aki Kumar's home recording studio, Alt-Brown, this week to deliver a 75 minute concert that's absolutely worth tuning in to.
Featuring Mark Hummel (harmonica/vocals), June Core (drums), Rusty Zinn (guitar), Bob Welsh (guitar/piano), Aki Kumar (drums - final song).
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