Mark Hummel - press photoMark Hummel, well known as one of the most amazing harmonica masters on the blues circuit today, has been presenting his acclaimed Harmonica Blowout showcases since 1991. Over that time he has brought with him a virtual who’s who of the finest harp players to be found and his most current West Coast tour is shaping up to be one of the best. His latest recording titled Remembering Little Walter that offers live tracks from a recent California Blowout tour has been nominated for two 2014 Blues Music Awards including Album of the Year. And as that last tour featured the music of Little Walter, the new tour is taking on the theme of the music of Sonny Boy Williamson.

The Mark Hummel Blowout will be taking stage in Portland on Sunday, January 19th at The Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue for an 8:00 pm show. The line-up is incredible, offering The Godfather of British Blues John Mayall, the Gentleman of the Blues James Harman, 2013 Blues Music Award Harmonica Player of the Year Rick Estrin and Mark Hummel himself all throwing down in the Mississippi saxophone. And if that was not a strong enough grouping, throw in the amazing Little Charlie Baty on guitar. This is a not to miss event. Tickets are $33.50 advance and $35.00 day of show and can be purchased at either the Aladdin box office or on-line at www-aladdin-theater.com.