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Special Guest: Charlie Musselwhite



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Charlie Musselwhite joins Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party for a conversation with the legendary Harp player. Charlie talks about growing up in Memphis and going to the Amusement Park and movies with Elvis Presley and the Memphis Mafia. Charlie remembers his unique childhood that brought him to music and to the blues. Charlie tells Mark about the move to Chicago and trying to find a place in the blues scene, First working in a record store and sharing the stage with Chicago Blues legends Lew Soloff, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Sonny Boy Williamson, Buddy Guy, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, and Big Walter Horton. Charlie Musselwhite recent recordings include Grammy nominated releases with Elvin Bishop #elvinbishop Ben Harper #benharper .

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Special Guest: Anson Funderburgh



Mark and Anson talk about meeting BB King and playing with Delbert McClinton, Boz Scaggs, and Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge.

Funderburgh was born in Plano, Texas, United States. Anson was with The Bee’s Knees in 1976 and recorded “Cold Hearted Woman”. In 1977 the Rockets began with Anson, Mark Hickman on Fender bass, David Watson on drums and vocalist Darrell Nulisch. In 1981, Funderburgh released the Rockets’ debut album Talk to You By Hand from New Orleans, Louisiana based Black Top Records. The band consisted of Anson, with Darrell Nulisch on vocals and harmonica. The album included a cover version of Earl King‘s song, “Come On“. Talk to You By Hand was also the first ever release by the record label.

In October 2012, was the first U.S. and European tour of Golden State / Lone Star Revue, an All Star package that included Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty on guitar, former Rockets drummer Wes Starr, bassist Richard W. Grigsby and leader, harmonicist and singer Mark Hummel. The quintet was featured on Hummel’s 2014 release on Electro-Fi Records, The Hustle Is Really On, nominated for a Blues Music Award for ‘Best Traditional Blues Album’ in 2015.

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Special Guest: R.J. Mischo



RJ Mischo is considered by critics and fans worldwide to be in the upper echelon of today’s great Harp players and singers. RJ started playing at the age of ten and by the time he was 19 he was working as a full-time professional musician. Mischo has performed at major festivals and night clubs throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Finland, Lichtenstein & Luxembourg, RJ Mischo’s music is drenched in the grease of the juke joint shuffles that have stayed in style since before they called it Rock & Roll.  “Mischo’s magnificent tone, formidable chops, and affable, self-assured vocals…” make him a top entertainer; the kind of entertainer that only 25 years of touring experience will bring to the stage

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Tommy Castro | Live | Ron Thompson Memorial Concert



Tommy Castro performs at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021.

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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


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: Steve Freund Pt 1



Mark sits down with blues guitar legend Steve Freund to talk about his career and blues history. Steve began his career in Chicago with Hubert Sumlin, Lee Jackson, Homesick James, Louis Myers, and many others. He spent two years working with Big Walter Horton and Floyd Jones, and in 1978 he became Sunnyland Slim’s main guitarist. Freund is the consummate piano accompanist working with Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Walker, Henry Gray, Erwin Helfer and many more. Steve spent nine years working with harmonica legend James Cotton. Steve tours internationally and has played with and opens shows for Boz Scaggs.

Special Thanks to Bob Corritore for his photographs

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Road Dogs



Mark talks about life on the road for blues musicians, and his book Big Road Blues: 12 Bars on I-80 and plays music from his new CD The Wayback Machine with Deep Basement Shakers

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Remembering James Harman



Mark talks about the roots of blues and his friend James Harman.

James Gary Harman (June 8, 1946 – May 23, 2021) was an American blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter. The music journalist Tony Russell described Harman as an “amusing songwriter and an excellent, unfussy blues harp player”.

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