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Special Guests: Kid Andersen & Wes Starr



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Mark sits down at Greaseland Studios with guitarist/producer Kid Andersen ( Charlie Musselwhite, Rick Estrin, Little Charlie,Terry Hanck)  and legendary drummer Wes Starr. (Asleep at the Wheel, Hal Ketchum, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Omar and The Howlers).

The guys talk about their attraction to the Blues and their journey to California. Kid began playing as a younth in Norway and came to the US at the invitation of Terry Hanck.  Wes was raised in Georgia and was exposed to the best of the blues. Wes made it to California via Nashville & Austin among other stops.

The guys also open up about sobriety and their path to becoming a sober performer and the challenges of staying sober on the road and in an industry that expects abuse.

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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


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.

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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.

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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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