07/19/2024 Friday Mark Hummel w/ Anson Funderburgh, Wes Starr, Bill Stuve and Clay Swafford Present a Tribute to LITTLE WALTER 8pm


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Video w/ Hummal, Funderburgh and late Charlie Baty

Doors open at 7pm show time is 8:00. If you are planning to order food you need to be in your seats 40 minutes before showtime. We will no longer be serving food during the show. Tickets are NOT MAILED , all tickets are WILL CALL ( on a list ) at the door. There is a 6% handling included in the ticket price.

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MARK HUMMEL was born in New Haven, CT but moved to Los Angeles as a newborn. Hummel took up an interest in blues harp & rock-blues music in high school but soon discovered the originators like Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson & Little Walter. Soon after, Hummel frequented the Ash Grove club on Melrose Ave. in LA where he saw (in a three month period) three blues legends he would later work with on a regular basis; Charlie Musselwhite, Brownie McGhee (w/Sonny Terry) & James Cotton. By 1985 Mark Hummel’s Blues Survivors hit the road full time & continue till the present (Hummel’s memoir, “Big Road Blues: 12 Bars on I-80” recounts many road exploits). Hummel’s been featured on over thirty recordings since 1985 including his 2014 Blind Pig Records, Remembering Little Walter (a recording of a Hummel Blues Harp Blowout.)
The CD was nominated for a Grammy Award and won two Blues Music Awards. Hummel’s most recent release, Harpbreaker (September 2018/Electro-Fi), is an all-instrumental harmonica album that redefines the scope and beauty of what the instrument is capable of in the right hands.
Harmonica giant Little Walter is considered the standard torch bearer by which all others are judged by. In Walter’s short life, 1930-1968 he had more top ten hits then any other Chess Records blues artists. Walter’s amplified harmonica sound was what ignited the Chicago scene for harp in blues in the early fifties with his hit record Juke, a must learn song for all players then and now!
Grammy nominated, Blues Award winning harp blower, singer ,bandleader, author, producer Mark Hummel, guitarist Anson Funderburgh have been touring and recording with Jerry McCain, Otis Rush, Elvin Bishop, Sam Myers,Anson and the Rockets, Snooks Eaglin,  Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Vaughn,Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Delbert McClinton, Brownie McGhee, Charlie Musselwhite, Charles Brown, Eddie Taylor, Luther Tucker and many more.

Anson Funderburgh

Funderburgh’s unmistakable style, tone and sensibility has made him one of contemporary blues music’s most important guitar players.  Once a clean-cut up-and-comer on the national blues scene who’s crisp, biting guitar licks belied his soft-spoken manner, Anson has developed into a legacy artist and his influence on countless guitarists is immeasurable.

Drummer Wes Starr

has impeccable credentials: Asleep At The Wheel, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar & The Howlers, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Hal Katcham, Jimmy Vaughn, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, everyone!!

Pianist Clay Swafford

is an Alabama player with a rich history performing w/James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Dr John in a movie called “ Falsifyn”!

Upright bassist Bill Stuve

is longtime Rod Piazza &  Mighty Flyers player for 29 yrs. Bill has recorded Jimmy Rogers, Little Milton, William Clarke and many more.