THE GOLDEN STATE - LONE STAR BLUES REVUE is an all-star, cross-country melding of musicians led by Grammy nominee & two-time Blues Award winner harp master, MARK HUMMEL, bassist RW GRIGSBY and CHRIS BURNS, on keys, from California and Texans MIKE KELLER, formerly of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and ANSON FUNDERBURGH, guitarist and band leader of the Rockets and WES STARR, famed Austin drummer who has played with Texas music royalty.
Hummel's Blues Award nominated release, "The Hustle Is Really On", features the GOLDEN STATE - LONE STAR BLUES REVUE, which has just completed a new recording for 2016 release. Besides producing and playing on Blind Pig's "Remembering Little Walter" with Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman, Little Charlie Baty, Nathan James, June Core & RW Grigsby, the CD was nominated for a Grammy Award and has recently won Best Blues Album & Best Traditional Blues Album of the year at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.
The star-studded group is made up of veterans of Boz Scaggs, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Carlene Carter, Maria Muldaur, CA Honeydrops, Asleep At The Wheel, Hal Ketcham, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Jr Brown, Jimmy Vaughn, Mose Allison, Fabulous Thunderbirds & many more and is being heralded across the globe.
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"When this trio of pilots took it for a spin, it soared and rocked, powered by electricity and an elite crew who make flying the blues-friendly skies a reality, not a catchphrase." Grant Britt - BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE
"On the "Hustle Is Really On", Hummel and his co-conspirators invoke the spirit of these greats with plenty of verve and chops to spare." Michael Cote - BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE
"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." - THE NEW YORKER
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