SATURDAY NIGHT SEPT 30th @ Art House Gallery & Cultural Center Grammy nominated, two time Blues Award winner, harmonica master, blues singer, bandleader, author, entrepreneur Mark Hummel has been active since the early 1970s, when he moved to Berkeley from LA. Hummel has over thirty CDs to his credit and also is the creator of the Blues Harmonica Blowouts, that he started in 1991. Hummel’s mastery of the blues genre, mixed with a knowledge of where the music comes from, is rare in this idiom. Mark has recorded/toured w/Snooky Pryor, Lowell Fulsom, Eddie Taylor, Brownie McGhee, Barbara Dane, Jimmy Rogers, Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Huey Lewis, Lazy Lester, Anson Funderburgh( his co-partner in his latest project Golden State/Lone Star), Charles Brown, Willie Big Eyes Smith & many more. Hummel has been steadily touring since 1984 around the world. Specializing in primal, joint-rockin’ barrelhouse blues n’ boogie, the Deep Basement Shakers are an East Bay duo with a stripped down but powerful sound, featuring Aaron Hammerman on piano and guitar, and local percussion legend Dave Eagle on washboard/spoons/suitcase/train whistles/animal calls/etc. Known for their floor-stomping appearances around the Bay and beyond, the Shakers bring to life good-time, steady-rollin’ grooves from the deep musical traditions of bygone eras of American roots music. Mark Hummel started playing harmonica in 1970 & has gone on to become one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation. Thanks to over thirty recordings since 1985, including the Grammy nominated 2013 release Blind Pig recording “Remembering Little Walter”, part of the Blues Harmonica Blowout cd series Hummel started in 1991. These events have featured every major legend (Mayall, Musslwhite, Cotton, etc.) on blues harp as well as almost every player of note on the instrument- a who’s who of players. 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. Mark has been with Electro Fi Records since 2000,releasing five CDs. Thanks to Mark’s earlier albums, constant touring and appearances at the major blues festivals, he’s firmly established his solid reputation around the US and Europe. Born in New Haven, CT but raised in Los Angeles till he graduated high school. Mark moved to the Berkeley at age 18 to pursue a career in blues music, where he felt the music was taken more seriously. Mark started the Blues Survivors in 1977 w/ Mississippi Johnny Waters. By 1984 Hummel began a life of non- stop touring of US, Canada & overseas, which he still continues at least 130-150 days out of each year. Hummel has toured or recorded with blues legends Charles Brown, Charlie Musselwhite, Lowell Fulson, Billy Boy Arnold, Carey Bell, Lazy Lester, Brownie McGhee, Eddie Taylor, Luther Tucker and Jimmy Rogers. Hummel penned a memoir in 2012 for Mountain Top Publishing, “BIG ROAD BLUES: Twelve Bar On I-80”, to which Huey Lewis says “This book should be required reading for ANY aspiring blues musician, LOVED it!” The memoir has been heralded in Blues Revue, Living Blues plus many blues publications coast to coast. Besides the Blowouts Hummel has continued the Blues Survivors plus an All Star side project called Golden State/Lone Star Revue w/Anson Funderburgh & Little Charlie Baty. This group appears on Hummel’s brand new ElectroFi CD “The Hustle Is Really On” plus the debut cd “Golden State/Lone Star Blues Revue”. Mark has had three Blues Award nominations for best Blues Harmonica (2007, 2008 & 2009) plus the Little Walter CD has garnered two nominations in 2014 for best CD & best Traditional CD. “Hummel, a specialist in West Coast Blues, knows a thing or two about about how to please an audience” – New Yorker “Mark Hummel Is A Harmonica God” – Blues Review Magazine .Art House Gallery & Cultural Center 2905 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley Ca 94705 510-472-3170 All Ages & Wheelchair Accessable $20. General Admission (First 3 rows $25 Door and Potluck food 6:30 Show is at 7:30 – 10PM

SATURDAY NIGHT SEPT 30th @ Art House Gallery & Cultural Center Grammy nominated, two time Blues Award winner, harmonica master, blues singer, bandleader, author, entrepreneur Mark Hummel has been active since the early 1970s, when he moved to Berkeley from LA. Hummel has over thirty CDs to his credit and also is the creator of…