The West Coast blues sound can easily be identified by its guitarists and harmonica players — both have played a major part on securing the essential ingredients that make that sound swing. When it comes to those guitar players and harp masters who have made their marks through time, both Rusty Zinn and Blues Music Award winner Mark Hummel rank among the best. The pair released an acoustic blues album, Back Porch Music, a few years back, but whether they’re hooking their audiences with acoustic or electric music, these guys are undeniably hitting the mark every time.

Mark Hummel - press photoThe pair is currently on tour and will be playing several dates throughout the Northwest, along with RW Grigsby, one of the finest blues bassists on the West Coast. The tour will take them to a couple dates in Oregon, well worth the drive to see.

On Saturday, May 21, Hummel, Zinn & Grigsby will be performing at The Pines Tasting Room, 202 State Street in Hood River. Show time starts at 7:00 pm.

Then on Sunday, May 22, the group will be out at The Birk, 11139 Hwy 202, in Birkenfeld. This is an afternoon show starting at 1:00 pm. Admission is $20.00. Doors open at noon.