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Mark Hummel Live: The Ron Thompson Memorial Concert



Mark Hummel performs at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021. As a longtime friend of Ron’s, Mark organized and performed at this ALL-STAR tribute to legendary blues performer Ron Thompson.

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Special Guest Wes Starr Pt 2



In part 2 of Mark’s discussion with legendary drummer Wes Starr, they talk about Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffet, The Flatlanders, reuniting with Omar and The Howlers and recording with Anson Funderburgh and forming the Golden State Lone Star band.

Wes also hosts “Wes Starr’s “Deep Blues and Beyond” each week on The Rock 97.3 in Morro Bay, California and can be heard on demand at Wes Starr’s Deep Blues and Beyond

Special Thanks to Alan Grossman, Rachel Kumar, Bob Hakins, MJ Stringer for their photographs. Mark Hummel https://markhummel.com

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Steve Freund Performs at Ron Thompson Memorial Concert



Steve Freund performs at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021. As a longtime friend of Ron’s, Steve performed at this ALL-STAR tribute to legendary blues performer Ron Thompson. Please SUBSCRIBE to Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party YouTube Channel.

Steve Freund

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Special Guest: Wes Starr Pt 1



In this episode of Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party, Mark sits down with legendary drummer Wes Starr to talk about his career that started in Rome, Georgia and has taken him worldwide. Wes’ resume includes playing with: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Page, Jimmy Buffet, Delbert McClinton, Hal Ketchum, Blaze Foley, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Bob Dylan, Kim Wilson, Joe Ely, Omar and the Howlers, Asleep At The Wheel, Anson Funderburgh Jimmy Vaughn our own Mark Hummel and TINY TIM !

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Special Guest Steve Freund Pt. 2



Mark sits down for Part 2 of his talk with with blues guitar legend Steve Freund. Steve talks about moving to California and working with Paul Butterfield, Boz Scaggs, James Cotton among others and producing Mark’s album Heart of Chicago.

Special Thanks to Bob Corritore for his photographs

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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”.

James Harman’s CD “Fineprint”

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