GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR REVUE

GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR REVUE

MARK HUMMEL, LITTLE CHARLIE BATY, ANSON FUNDERBURGH, COMFORT CRAVINGS

Sat, September 27, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm

$14.00 - $16.00

This event is 21 and over

Food will be available outside from Comfort Cravings at 8pm! See below for more info.

GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR REVUE
GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR REVUE
GOLDEN STATE-LONE STAR Revue is a concept of a cross country meeting of the minds between California and Texas musicians. All have known each other for years. The rythm section have played in bands since high school but all share a deep passion for REAL BLUES.

Singer and Harmonica master MARK HUMMEL- has just finished his blues memior "Big Road Blues:12 Bars On I-80" on MountainTop Press. Here's what a few musicians think of Hummel's book debut: "This book ought to be required reading for ANY aspiring blues musician.

I LOVED IT!"
Huey Lewis

"Not as bad as I thought it might be. Well written. I think many will enjoy reading it"
Charlie Musselwhite

"A great read. There haven't been too many books written about the West Coast blues scene and specifically harmonica players, so Mark's story helps fill in the gaps from a personal point of view."
John Mayall

Hummel's been steadily on the road since 1984 and released 17 albums and CDs since starting out. His latest is a Little Walter Tribute called BLUE AND LONESOME. Hummel has recorded for Flying Fish,Tone Cool and ElectroFi Record(his current) labels since the early 90s. Mark's been nominated for three years in a row for Best Harmonica by the BMA Awards. Hummel's has been performing and producing the BLUES HARMONICA BLOWOUTS in CA. since 1991 and has performed with these multi artists events with the top players in the genre all across the planet.

"Mark Hummel came of age in the early 70s, at the height of rock and roll,like many of his peers went and bought a harmonica and hasn't stopped playing since. A specialist in West Coast Blues he's a seasoned showman who knows more than a thing or two about how to please an audience." says THE NEW YORKER

LITTLE CHARLIE BATY-is the former leader and masterful guitarist from Alligator Records recording act"Litle Charlie & the Nightcats". Charlie and the Nightcats have recorded 12 albums on Alligator and have been one of the West Coast's most successful blues acts, touring the globe for over 25 years. They've played every major Festival you can think of and every blues joint from Maine to Spain.

Guitar World declares, "Baty's straight blues playing is eye-popping...he stretches solos to the breaking point, skittering on the edge, where one wrong note will bring the whole thing crashing down." "Little Charlie Baty plays as much guitar as Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy put together," raves The Village Voice. "He is one of the swiftest, most fluent guitarists working in any genre".

ANSON FUNDERBURGH- a native of Texas, has spent the majority of his adult life playing the blues. Anson has earned the respect of artists like Delbert McClinton, Boz Scaggs, Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl. Over the years, these musicians have called on Anson to lend his tremendous guitar talents to their projects.

Funderburgh recorded with the Fabulous Thunderbirds on their Butt Rockin' album, and went solo in 1981, when the New Orleans-based BlackTop label released Talk to You by Hand, the label's first release. Funderburgh added Myers on harmonica and lead vocals in 1986. Myers had traveled for years on the chitlin circuit, where he had the chance to accompany people like Elmore James and Robert Junior Lockwood. Funderburgh continued his association in the '90s with Black Top releasing Tell Me What I Want to Hear (1991), Live at Grand Emporium (1995), and That's What They Want (1997). After releasing nine albums on Black Top, in 1999 Funderburgh changed record labels with the release of Change in my Pocket for Bullseye Blues, a cd which won several W.C. Handy Awards.

Since the passing of long time musical partner Sam Myers, Anson has concentrated on raising a family, working very local gigs and performing at a smattering of festivals around the world. Now Anson has caught a renewed dose of the performing bug and will begin to perform more regularly with the distinct possibility of regular tours in the coming years.
MARK HUMMEL
MARK HUMMEL
The past two decades have seen the emergence of young harmonica-led blues bands. In California, groups that draw their inspiration from the Chicago school but add elements of jump blues and rock 'n' roll into the mix have come up with an exciting new style of West Coast blues. In Oakland, the northern capital of California blues, resides the incredibly powerful harmonica player and vocalist Mark Hummel, leader of The Blues Survivors, who has been a major force in shaping and defining this musical genre.

Mark Hummel is a road warrior - a true Blues Survivor. Along the way, he has crafted his own trademark harmonica sound - a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing. While Mark is new to Electro Fi Records, his earlier albums, constant touring and appearances at the major blues festivals have firmly established his solid reputation around the US and Europe.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Los Angeles, California, Mark absorbed the music of such Chicago based harp blowers as Little Walter, James Cotton, and Sonny Boy Williamson, before settling in Berkeley, California in 1972. There he played with local bluesmen such as Cool Papa, Boogie Jake, Mississippi Johnny Waters and Sonny Lane. In 1980, he took the helm to lead the popular Blues Survivors Band.

In 1985, the Blues Survivors released Playing in Your Town, on Rockinitus Records, and immediately went out on the road. Earning their name, they toured virtually non-stop throughout the United States, Canada and Europe often playing alongside such blues greats as Charlie Musselwhite, Brownie McGhee, Lowell Fulson and Eddie Taylor.

While on tour with his band in 1988, Mark was introduced to Canadian guitarist and vocalist Sue Foley. After several tours that year, Mark and Sue released Up & Jumpin', which also features piano legend Charles Brown.

Eager to revive the Blues Survivors, though, Mark hit the road again in 1990, before releasing Hard Lovin' in 1992 on Double Trouble Records. He has been on the road constantly since then, stopping only to record Feel Like Rockin' in 1994 and Married to the Blues in 1995 on Flying Fish Records. He has performed at numerous festivals across the country, including the San Francisco Blues Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Waterfront Blues Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and has performed and judged at the Hohner Harmonica World Championship, held in Germany.

For Heart of Chicago, Mark's sixth release and first on Tone-Cool, Mark traveled to the Windy City to record with some of the city's most legendary players paying tribute to his Chicago blues influences, featuring former Muddy Waters sidemen Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Bob Stroger on drums; bass guitarist, Dave Myers (Little Walter's band), and others. In 1998 Mark released Lowdown to Uptown, his 7th cd, a mix of Chicago blues & uptown jazz. This cd features great guests such as Jr. Watson, Mike Welch, Brenda Boykin & the last piano recording of the late, great Charles Brown. Mark's most current CD is called Ain't Easy No More on the Electro Fi label, a mixture of Hummel's originals and some choice rearrangements of previously recorded blues. It's receiving extended radio play at the moment.

Since 1991 Mark has been both producing & performing at his Blues Harmonica Blowoutâ„¢ series. These shows have grown to be a much heralded event & continue to draw sellout crowds wherever they appear. The list of participants is a Who's Who of Blues harp history: John Mayall, John Hammond, Norton Buffalo, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, Huey Lewis, Curtis Salgado, Kim Wilson, Watermelon Slim, Sugar Ray Norcia, Kenny Neal, James Harman, Fingers Taylor, Snooky Pryor, Dave Earl, Rod Piazza, Magic Dick, William Clarke, Rick Estrin, Paul DeLay, Billy Branch, Lazy Lester, Carey Bell, Little Sonny, Paul Osher, Lee Oskar, Cephas and Wiggins, Gary Primich, Paul Rischell and Annie Raines, Carlos Del Junco, Sam Myers and many more!
ANSON FUNDERBURGH
COMFORT CRAVINGS
Food will be available outside from Comfort Cravings Gourmet Food Truck!

"Ever since we were little, our passion for cooking has always been there. Matt started baking pies with his grandmother and mom when he was 5 yrs old, standing on a kitchen chair to help roll out the dough. Lori was serving up breakfast items to her family as well as using her 'easy bake' oven to serve up treats, for a small fee of course. These early lessons have taught us that food brings people together and that's what Comfort Cravings is all about… serving fresh, local, comfort foods and bringing back happy memories."

Please follow the link to view a menu: http://www.comfortcravingsaz.com/
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/