HARRIS CENTER PRESENTS
MARK HUMMEL’S 2019 SOUTHERN HARP BLOWOUT
WITH BOBBY RUSH, KENNY NEAL & JOHNNY SANSONE
Thu, Jan 17, 2019; 7:30 pm
Mark Hummel’s 28th annual Blues Harmonica Blowout is a Southern Harp spectacular. Headlining is Grammy winner, multiple BMA winner Bobby Rush, who appeared in Take Me To The River, a musical documentary about Memphis/Delta musicians as well as Martin Scorcese’s The Blues documentary. Bobby’s song "Chicken Heads" was recorded in 1970 and became a Chicago Blues standard nationwide. Rush has performed with Elmore James, Earl Hooker, Mavis Staples, Bobby Blue Bland, William Bell, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Bonamassa, Keb Mo & many more. Rolling Stone Magazine named Rush “ King Of The Chitlin Circuit.”
Six-time BMA winner/Grammy nominated Kenny Neal hails from Louisiana blues royalty, being one of seven musical children of Harpman Raful Neal. Kenny plays harp & guitar and is a masterful showman. Kenny has recorded for TelArc, Alligator, Blind Pig as well as appearing on Broadway in Mule Bone, where he performed music Taj Mahal set to Langston Hughes’ poetry.
Alabama Harpman /vocalist/songwriting genius/showman supreme James Harman, just released his 30th album “FinePrint” on Electrofi this year. Harman has had some of the all time great musicians in his bands-Hollywood Fats, Kid Ramos, JR Watson, Gene Taylor, Phil & Dave Alvin and others. Harman is one of the great performers, writers and one unique character in the blues today-very highly regarded!
New Orleans favorite Jumpin Johnny Sansone has been recording lately with Anders Osborne, North Mississippi Allstars, performing as part of Tab Benoit’s Voice Of The Wetlands & appearing/performing in HBO’s Treme! Sansone is a great writer, singer, Harp Blower, Accordionist , guitarist, pianist to name a few talents. Also Grammy Nominated/ BMA winner Mark Hummel’s Golden State Lone Star featuring Anson Funderburgh
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Two approximately 50 minute sets with 20 minute intermission