"I don't always listen to Mark Hummel records, but when I do it's a Harpbreaker."
- Gary Smith

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


Blues Blast Magazine Features Mark Hummel

Mark Hummel Blues Blast

Blues Foundation Announces Blues Music Award Nominees

Mark Hummel Nominated for Harmonica

Congratulations to Mark Hummel on his Blues Music Award nomination for Instrumentalist - Harmonica!

The 40th Annual Blues Music Awards will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at Memphis’ Cook Convention Center.

Ballots will be sent to all Blues Foundation members. Voting ends at at 11:59 p.m. CT on February 28.

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