Special Guest: Curtis Salgado



Mark talks with long time friend and Harmonica Blowout veteran Curtis Salgado.  They talk about starting out in music, their influences, and Curtis bringing John Belushi & The Blues Brothers their biggest hit; “Hey Bartender”. Please like and subscribe and consider joining us on Patreon . Mark Hummel’s Website Produced by Accidental Productions Please check out our sponsors and affiliates. Seydel Harmonicas Electro Fi Records


Special Guest: June Core



Mark talks with legendary drummer June Core about starting out in music and hating Blues.  After discovering its magic, June went on to play drums for, Robert Lockwood, The Drifters, Terry Hanck, Little Charlie and Charlie Musselwhite. June has traveled the globe playing with the best musicians in the world.  Know as the only man to have tackled Bob Dylan in a hotel hallway, June tells of his amazing life in Blues. Please like and subscribe and consider joining us on Patreon . Mark Hummel’s Website Produced by Accidental Productions Please check out our sponsors and affiliates. Seydel Harmonicas Electro Fi Records


Special Guests Kid Anderson and June Core



Mark, Kid Andersen and June Core talk about the beginnings of Greaseland Studios, and a hilarious discussion of performing and recording with the greats of blues. including: Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Charlie, Terry Hanck, AND Mark.  Please like and subscribe and consider joining us on Patreon . Mark Hummel’s Website Produced by Accidental Productions Please check out our sponsors and affiliates. Seydel Harmonicas Electro Fi Records


Special Guest Peter Albin of Big Brother & The Holding Co.



Mark and Peter Albin founder of Big Brother & The Holding Company talk about San Francisco in the 60’s: Janis Joplin’s impact, and his friendship with Jett Garcia, PigPen and the Jefferson Airplane.  Peter remembers taking Jimi Hendrix to the store for beer, and watching BB King play a night of Gospel tunes the night Martin Luther King was murdered. Peter recalls the night at the Monterey Pop Festival that put the band on the map, and the argument backstage between Jimi Hendrix and The Who.

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Mark talks about & plays Jimmy Reed



Mark sits down and discusses Jimmy Reed’s influence and plays a couple JR tunes.

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Special Guests Gary Smith & Aki Kumar



Mark sits down with old friends Gary Smith and Aki Kumar and talks more about their careers, influences, and playing on Mark’s Harmonica Blowouts.

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Special Guest Barbara Dane



Mark sits down with legendary, folk, jazz and blues vocalist Barbara Dane for a conversation about music, activism and her influence on popular music.  Barbara has performed with everyone from Louis Armstrong to Pete Seeger to Lightening Hopkins and Muddy Waters to Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Barbara talks about being pulled from a Louis Armstrong European Tour by the FBI and playing with Hugh Hefner on Playboy After Dark.

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East Bay Blues Vaults: The musicians, clubs and characters.



Mark tells his story of arriving in Northern California and his journey into the San Francisco Bay Area Blues scene. Mark talks about the musicians, clubs and colorful characters that populated the area and how a young harmonica player from Southern California was able to enter and thrive in this vibrant scene. Mark’s new CD is culled from his extensive collection of recordings from 1976-1988. With contributions from Brownie McGhee, Sonny Rhodes, Boogie Jake, JJ Malone, Cool Papa, Mississippi Johnny Waters and many more.

Now Available from Mark Hummel  & Electro-Fi Records

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Special Guest Junior Watson Pt 2



Part 2 of Mark’s discussion with West Coast blues guitarist Junior Watson. Junior discusses his influences and his time in and touring with The Mighty Flyers, Canned Heat and many others.  Junior has played in more than 200 recording sessions including sessions with Mark. Junior’s new CD Nothin To It But To Do It is available now.

Check out Juniors new CD Nothin To It But To Do It

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Special Guest Junior Watson Pt 1



Mark sits down for a discussion with West Coast blues guitarist Junior Watson. Junior was a founding member of the blues band The Mighty Flyers and performed with the band for a decade. Junior joined Canned Heat and played with them throughout the 1990s. Watson has performed as a backing musician in performances and recordings for Big Mama Thornton, George Smith, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Tucker, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, John Németh, Michael “Pink” Arguello, and Kim Wilson.

Check out Juniors new CD Nothin To It But To Do It

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