Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party

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Special Guest: Billy Flynn

June 26, 2022

<p>Mark talks too long time friend and midwest blues guitar legend Billy Flynn. Billy Flynn was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin.[1][3] In 1970, a local blues club opened and Flynn was inspired by the music provided there by Luther Allison, Johnny Littlejohn and Mighty Joe Young. Flynn was fortunate to be spotted playing outside the venue by Jimmy Dawkins, who arranged for Flynn to play with him on stage.[4] Flynn joined Dawkins’s backing band in 1975, and he played and toured with them until the end of the decade.Flynn also worked locally during this period and played alongside Sunnyland Slim. In the early part of the 1980s, Flynn was a member of the touring ensemble Jim Liban and the Futuramics.[4] In the late 1980s, he joined the Legendary Blues Band. He also played with Mississippi Heat. In addition to his own work and works mentioned later, he has worked and recorded with Bryan Lee, Little Smokey Smothers, Mark Hummel, Willie Kent, Snooky Pryor, Big Bill Morganfield, John Brim, Jody Williams, Little Arthur Duncan, Deitra Farr, and Billy Boy Arnold.</p> <p>Please SUBSCRIBE to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWn89o4gUADSxuZbcH8XWJw">Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party YouTube Channel</a>. <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel  </a><a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions</a></p>

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Special Guest: R.J. Mischo

June 18, 2022

<p>RJ Mischo is considered by critics and fans worldwide to be in the upper echelon of today’s great Harp players and singers. RJ started playing at the age of ten and by the time he was 19 he was working as a full-time professional musician. Mischo has performed at major festivals and night clubs throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Finland, Lichtenstein &amp; Luxembourg, RJ Mischo’s music is drenched in the grease of the juke joint shuffles that have stayed in style since before they called it Rock &amp; Roll.  “Mischo’s magnificent tone, formidable chops, and affable, self-assured vocals…” make him a top entertainer; the kind of entertainer that only 25 years of touring experience will bring to the stage</p> <p>Please SUBSCRIBE to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWn89o4gUADSxuZbcH8XWJw">Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party YouTube Channel</a>. <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel  </a><a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions</a></p>

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Tommy Castro | Live | Ron Thompson Memorial Concert

April 28, 2022

<p>Tommy Castro performs at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021.</p> <p>Please SUBSCRIBE to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWn89o4gUADSxuZbcH8XWJw">Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party YouTube Channel</a>. <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel  </a><a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions</a></p>

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Gary Smith | Junior Watson | Live | Ron Thompson Memorial Concert

April 28, 2022

<p>Gary Smith and Junior Watson perform at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021.</p> <p>Please SUBSCRIBE to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWn89o4gUADSxuZbcH8XWJw">Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party YouTube Channel</a>. <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel  </a><a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions</a></p>

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Mark Hummel | Rusty Zinn | Robert Welsh | Live at Ax Studios

April 25, 2022

<p>Mark Hummel Rusty Zinn and Robert Welsh play a couple acoustic numbers at Ax Studios following their recent podcast chat. Please like and subscribe and consider joining us on <a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">Patreon </a>. <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel’s Website </a>Produced by <a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions </a>Please check out our sponsors and affiliates. <a href="https://www.seydel1847.de">Seydel Harmonicas </a><a href="http://www.electrofi.com">Electro Fi Records</a></p>

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Special Guests: Rusty Zinn and Robert Welsh

April 25, 2022

<p>Mark talks with long time friends and collaborators Rusty Zinn and Robert Welsh.  The guys talks about their influences and their individual times with legends: Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and their time on the road together. Please like and subscribe and consider joining us on <a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">Patreon </a>. <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel’s Website </a>Produced by <a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions </a>Please check out our sponsors and affiliates. <a href="https://www.seydel1847.de">Seydel Harmonicas </a><a href="http://www.electrofi.com">Electro Fi Records</a></p>

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Special Guest: Curtis Salgado

April 12, 2022

<p>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 &amp; The Blues Brothers their biggest hit; <em>“Hey Bartender”</em>. Please like and subscribe and consider joining us on <a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">Patreon </a>. <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel’s Website </a>Produced by <a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions </a>Please check out our sponsors and affiliates. <a href="https://www.seydel1847.de">Seydel Harmonicas </a><a href="http://www.electrofi.com">Electro Fi Records</a></p>

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Special Guest: June Core

March 28, 2022

<p>Mark talks with legendary drummer June Core about starting out in music and hating Blues.  After discovering its magic, June went on to play drums for, Robert Lockwood, The Drifters, Terry Hanck, Little Charlie and Charlie Musselwhite. June has traveled the globe playing with the best musicians in the world.  Know as the only man to have tackled Bob Dylan in a hotel hallway, June tells of his amazing life in Blues. Please like and subscribe and consider joining us on <a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">Patreon </a>. <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel’s Website </a>Produced by <a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions </a>Please check out our sponsors and affiliates. <a href="https://www.seydel1847.de">Seydel Harmonicas </a><a href="http://www.electrofi.com">Electro Fi Records</a></p>

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Special Guests Kid Anderson and June Core

March 21, 2022

<p>Mark, Kid Andersen and June Core talk about the beginnings of Greaseland Studios, and a hilarious discussion of performing and recording with the greats of blues. including: Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Charlie, Terry Hanck, AND Mark.  Please like and subscribe and consider joining us on <a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">Patreon </a>. <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel’s Website </a>Produced by <a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions </a>Please check out our sponsors and affiliates. <a href="https://www.seydel1847.de">Seydel Harmonicas </a><a href="http://www.electrofi.com">Electro Fi Records</a></p>

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Special Guest Peter Albin of Big Brother & The Holding Co.

February 24, 2022

<p>Mark and Peter Albin founder of Big Brother &amp; The Holding Company talk about San Francisco in the 60’s: Janis Joplin’s impact, and his friendship with Jett Garcia, PigPen and the Jefferson Airplane.  Peter remembers taking Jimi Hendrix to the store for beer, and watching BB King play a night of Gospel tunes the night Martin Luther King was murdered. Peter recalls the night at the Monterey Pop Festival that put the band on the map, and the argument backstage between Jimi Hendrix and The Who.</p> <p><a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel’s Website</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">Patreon</a></p> <p>Produced by <a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions</a></p> <p>Please check out our sponsors and affiliates.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seydel1847.de">Seydel Harmonicas</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.electrofi.com">Electro Fi Records</a></p> <p> </p>

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Mark talks about & plays Jimmy Reed

February 15, 2022

<p>Mark sits down and discusses Jimmy Reed’s influence and plays a couple JR tunes.</p> <p><a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel’s Website</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">Patreon</a></p> <p>Produced by <a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions</a></p> <p>Please check out our sponsors and affiliates.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seydel1847.de">Seydel Harmonicas</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.electrofi.com">Electro Fi Records</a></p> <p> </p>

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Special Guests Gary Smith & Aki Kumar

December 28, 2021

<p>Mark sits down with old friends Gary Smith and Aki Kumar and talks more about their careers, influences, and playing on Mark’s Harmonica Blowouts.</p> <p><a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel’s Website</a> https://markhummel.com</p> <p><a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">Patreon</a></p> <p>Produced by <a href="https://www.accidentalproductions.net">Accidental Productions</a></p> <p>Please check out our sponsors and affiliates.</p> <p><a href="https://www.seydel1847.de">Seydel Harmonicas</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.electrofi.com">Electro Fi Records</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.westcoastblues.com">Mountain Top Productions &amp; Records</a></p>

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Special Guest Barbara Dane

December 24, 2021

<p>Mark sits down with legendary, folk, jazz and blues vocalist Barbara Dane for a conversation about music, activism and her influence on popular music.  Barbara has performed with everyone from Louis Armstrong to Pete Seeger to Lightening Hopkins and Muddy Waters to Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Barbara talks about being pulled from a Louis Armstrong European Tour by the FBI and playing with Hugh Hefner on Playboy After Dark.</p> <p>Mark Hummel’s Website <a href="http://www.markhummel.com">www.markhummel.com </a></p> <p>Patreon <a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">https://www.patreon.com/markhummel </a></p> <p>Produced by Accidental Productions <a href="http://www.accidentalproductions.net">www.accidentalproductions.net </a></p> <p>Please check out our sponsors</p> <p>Seydel Harmonicas <a href="https://www.seydel1847.de">https://www.seydel1847.de </a></p> <p>Electro Fi Records <a href="http://www.electrofi.com">http://www.electrofi.com </a></p> <p>Mountain Top Productions &amp; Records <a href="https://www.westcoastblues.com">https://www.westcoastblues.com</a></p>

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East Bay Blues Vaults: The musicians, clubs and characters.

November 17, 2021

<p>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.</p> <p>Now Available from <a href="https://markhummel.com">Mark Hummel</a>  &amp; <a>Electro-Fi Records</a></p> <p>Please SUBSCRIBE on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWn89o4gUADSxuZbcH8XWJw">Youtube</a> and on your favorite podcast platform.</p> <p>Join us on <a href="https://www.patreon.com/markhummel">Patreon</a></p>

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Special Guest Junior Watson Pt 2

October 18, 2021

Part 2 of Mark's discussion with West Coast blues guitarist Junior Watson. Junior discusses his influences and his time in and touring with The Mighty Flyers, Canned Heat and many others.  Junior has

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Special Guest Junior Watson Pt 1

October 02, 2021

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

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Mark Hummel Live: The Ron Thompson Memorial Concert

September 08, 2021

Mark Hummel performs at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021. As a longtime friend of Ron's, Mark organized and performed at this ALL-STAR tribute to legendary blues performer Ron Thompson.

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Special Guest Wes Starr Pt 2

September 06, 2021

In part 2 of Mark's discussion with legendary drummer Wes Starr, they talk about Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffet, The Flatlanders, reuniting with Omar and The Howlers and recording with Anson Funderburgh and

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Steve Freund Performs at Ron Thompson Memorial Concert

September 06, 2021

Steve Freund performs at the Ron Thompson Memorial Concert July 31, 2021. As a longtime friend of Ron's, Steve performed at this ALL-STAR tribute to legendary blues performer Ron Thompson. Please SUBS

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Special Guest: Wes Starr Pt 1

September 06, 2021

In this episode of Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Party, Mark sits down with legendary drummer Wes Starr to talk about his career that started in Rome, Georgia and has taken him worldwide. Wes' resume includ

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Special Guest Steve Freund Pt. 2

July 27, 2021

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 pr

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Special Guest: Steve Freund Pt 1

July 13, 2021

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 man

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Road Dogs

June 16, 2021

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 - Contact Mark and check out his website -

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Remembering James Harman

May 30, 2021

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 songwr...

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