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Mark Hummel's Little Walter Harp Blowout w/ Magic Dick of The J. Geils Band & Sugar Ray Norcia
City Winery Boston
Mark Hummel's Little Walter Harp Blowout w/ Magic Dick of The J. Geils Band & Sugar Ray Norcia

Mark Hummel's Little Walter Harp Blowout w/ Magic Dick of The J. Geils Band & Sugar Ray Norcia

07/09/2024
Tue 7:30 PM
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston
from $25.00

Mark Hummel, born in New Haven, CT but raised in Los Angeles, developed a passion for blues harp and rock-blues in high school. Inspired by legends like Muddy Waters and Little Walter, he frequented the Ash Grove club in LA, where he saw blues icons like Charlie Musselwhite and James Cotton. Since 1985, Hummel's Blues Survivors have toured extensively, and his memoir "Big Road Blues: 12 Bars on I-80" captures his road adventures. With over thirty recordings to his name, including the Grammy-nominated "Remembering Little Walter" (2014), Hummel continues to redefine harmonica music with his latest release, "Harpbreaker" (2018).

Hummel, along with guitarist Anson Funderburgh, has collaborated with a plethora of blues legends such as Otis Rush, Snooks Eaglin, and Delbert McClinton. Drummer Wes Starr boasts an impressive resume, having played with notable acts like Asleep At The Wheel and Willie Nelson. Pianist Clay Swafford's credits include performances with James Cotton and Jerry Lee Lewis, while upright bassist Bill Stuve has been a longtime member of Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers.

Magic Dick, renowned as the original harp player for the J. Geils Band, contributed to the band's string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s. Hits like "FreezeFrame" and "Whammer Jammer" solidified his status as a harmonica virtuoso. Post-J. Geils Band, Magic Dick founded "Bluestime," releasing two albums with the band for Rounder Records.

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Mark Hummel's Little Walter Harp Blowout w/ Magic Dick of The J. Geils Band & Sugar Ray Norcia
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
07/09/2024
Tue 7:30 PM
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston
from $25.00