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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


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.

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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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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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