Grammy-nominated artist Mark Hummel will be releasing his new studio album "Wayback Machine" on January 17th. The Harp Ace incorporated a stellar cast of musicians to help him out on his new sixteen-song release that has the artist adding his own touch to some Chicago blues classics. The set kicks off with the swinging rhythm of "Flim Flam," before diving head first into the thick blues of "Hello Stranger" and "So Much Trouble." Hummel throws in one of his originals, the nostalgic, "juke joint" style of "Road Dog," which fits perfectly next to the boogie-woogie piano of "Play With Your Poodle." Mark Hummel and his band, The Deep Basement Shakers keeps the energy flowing through "Rag Mama Rag," before Mississippi blues guitarist/singer Joe Beard takes over and adds his amazing style and swagger to "Five Long Years," "Say You Will" and "Mean Old Frisco." To find out more about Mark Hummel and his latest release "Wayback Machine," please visit markhummel.com.
Speaking of the blues, the latest release from singer/songwriter Robert Connely Farr needs to be on your must hear list for 2019. His new album titled "Dirty South Blues" features ten tracks soaked in swampy, southern blues that deliver a certain swagger that gives his music an authentic vibe. Farr begins his new release with the stomp rhythm, rolling keys and truthful vocals of "Ode To The Lonesome," followed by the sweet slide guitar of the title song "Dirty South Blues." Robert Connely Farr takes his time, with the help of his backing band, The Rebeltone Boys, on the slow, backporch jam of "Blue Front Cafe." Farr also pays tribute to some of his idols with covers of Skip James' "Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues" and Jimmy "Duck" Holmes' "Just Jive." He wraps up his new album with the southern strut of "Cypress Tree Blues" and the slow burn of "Hey Mr. Devil." To find out more about Robert Connely Farr & The Rebeltone Boys, along with their latest release "Dirty South Blues," please visit robertconnelyfarr.com.