Mark Hummel joins me on episode 36.
Mark is a West Coast blues harp player who has put out some great harmonica songs in his catalogue of over 30 albums.
A real connoisseur of the Blues, he has drawn inspiration from a wide range of the classic players. Mark felt a particular affinity with Little Walter early on, and received a Grammy nomination for his 2013 album, Remembering Little Walter. This was part of the harmonica blow out series, where he has put together numerous tours featuring some of the best harp players around.
Mark has been a hard touring bluesman for over forty years, and has written a book about life on the road. He’s currently working up a solo show as he prepares to get back out to playing live gigs once again.
Harpin’ By The Sea workshop:
Ricky Cool videos on adapting saxophone solos or riffs for harmonica:
Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast: