If you love harmonica and you love the blues, this is your album. Two discs and two solid hours of various styles and artist personalities should provide more than enough fodder for the blues harmonica fetishist. Culled from fifteen years of Oakland resident Hummel’s Blowout concert series, the collection provides a comprehensive overview of this small slice of the musical world.
Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout takes place at Yoshi’s Oakland (510 Embarcadero West, Oakland) May 8 through May 10. Times and ticket prices vary.