Mark Hummel

Mark Hummel

Blues, Rockin Blues

Grammy-nominted Harmonica man/singer/songwriter/bandleader/author/impresario 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.

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Previous Events

Venue Date
Sauls Bridges American Legion Post 13
December 7, 2023
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion
Bradenton Blues Festival-James Cotton Tribute
December 2, 2023
4:35pm - 5:50pm
Cottonmouth southern SOUL kitchen
Bradenton Blues Kickoff James Cotton Tribute w/
November 30, 2023
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Heidi's Jazz Club-Heidelberg Restaurant
Cocoa Beach
April 9, 2023
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Northwood Art & Music Warehouse
West Palm Beach
w/Terry Hanck
April 8, 2023
7:00pm - 10:00pm