Mon September 23, 2024

Two of contemporary blues music’s most important players


Doors: 7:30 PM   Show: 8:00 PM

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.

Funderburgh undeniably remains best known in the blues field for his extraordinarily concise lead guitar attack.  In addition to anchoring his latest iteration of The Rockets, he’s been touring since 2010 with Bay Area-based harmonica player Mark Hummel as a prime factor in the Golden State-Lone Star Revue.  Another frequent musical cohort is New Orleans multi-instrumentalist Eric Lindell; they’ve recorded and toured together on a regular basis, including six appearances at the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

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.

Kedar Roy is the upright bassist for Junior Watson, Kim Wilson, Earl Thomas, Aki Kumar and Hummel. Roy is both a master at Upright & electric bass & very much in demand.

Ed Mann is the drummer off and on for Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers for the last 35 yrs. Mann also played with the Big Town Playboys and Otis Grand’s band in UK in the 80s.

Bob Welsh is the keyboard/guitarist for Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio & The Fabulous Thunderbirds for a number of years and is one of the most in demand blues cats on the circuit!