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Dia De Muertos Blues Bash

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West Coast meets Mid West w/ Harmonica master Mark Hummel featuring Billy Flynn n the Blues Vampires Opening Act Cathy Grier n Troublemakers

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Cathy Grier and The Troublemakers are the opening act.

A professional musician since 1978, Cathy Grier’s undeniably powerful voice accompanied by tasty Blues guitar stylings, both acoustic and electric, affirms her place on the world stage. Trailblazing at an early age as an MTV Basement Tapes winner, Cathy has experienced every aspect of the music industry. She’s written hit songs, formed a record company, produced artists in multiple languages, toured extensively, supported important causes and even honed her craft in the subways of New York City as a busker.

Through it all, she has remained true to herself, her music, her writings and her fundamental Blues performances. Inspired by the early great female Blues artists of the 20’s and 30’s, she honors them by continuing to bring the people’s music to the stage. You can’t help but feel her life story with every heartfelt raw performance.

A Paramount Music Association (Grafton) winner Solo and People's Choice, IBC International Blues Competition Memphis 2018, and Summerfest (Milwaukee) 2017-2019. Either solo or with her band The Troublemaker’s, has performed 100’s of shows throughout Wisconsin since moving to Sturgeon Bay in 2016 for the Steelbridge Songfest.

Her four decade long career is a rich musical tapestry with career highlights ranging from an MTV video in the 80’s, opening up for legendary artists Laura Nyro, The Band, and Joan Armatrading. She Lived in France in the 90’s, toured and wrote for many artists, including a #1 dance hit.

At an early age Cathy loved the Blues and had a chance encounter when she was 17 with John Lee Hooker. She believes music is a healer and a powerful tool that crosses boundaries to help diffuse ignorance and hate. Her love of performing the Blues has found a home in Wisconsin!

Featured members of her band The Troublemaker’s: Tony Menzer bass, Jamey Clark drums, Jim Ohlschmidt guitar, Larry Byrne Keys.

Mark Hummel - Appeared in the 2019 Ottawa Blues Festival, Calgary Blues Festival and Edmonton Blues Festival.

Harmonica man/singer/songwriter/band leader/author/impresario Mark Hummel was born in New Haven, CT but moved to Los Angeles. Hummel took up an interest in blues harp & rock-blues music in high school but soon discovered the originators like Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson & Little Walter. Soon after, Hummel frequented the Ash Grove club on Melrose Ave. in LA where he saw (in a three month period) three blues legends he would later work with on a regular basis; Charlie Musselwhite, Brownie McGhee (w/Sonny Terry) & James Cotton. By 1985 Mark Hummel's Blues Survivors hit the road full time & continue till the present (Hummel's memoir, "Big Road Blues: 12 Bars on I-80" recounts many road exploits). In 2014 Blind Pig Records released "Remembering Little Walter" (a recording of a Hummel Blues Harp Blowout.) The CD was nominated for a Grammy Award and won two Blues Music Awards. Hummel's latest CD "The Hustle Is Really On" features Golden State - Lone Star Blues Revue and won Best Traditional Blues Album of the year at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout™ started in 1991 that has features every important Blues Harp Performer(Cotton, John Mayall, Musselwhite, Huey Lewis, Magic Dick, Lee Oskar) in the USA!

Hummel’s most recent group is Golden State/Lone Star w/Anson Funderburgh, Mike Keller, Wes Starr & RW Grigsby.

Clip of Mark, RW and Billy Flynn at Chicago Blues Fest 2014

https://youtu.be/H_gN7cowjMM

Mark Hummel has won 2 Blues Music Awards and been nominated 13 times.

Mark Hummel has a fine new 2018 CD release called 'HarpBreaker'.

Mark Hummel's website: MarkHummel.com

Billy Flynn

Guitarist Billy Flynn first came to the stage through Jimmy Dawkins as a seventeen year old guitarist venturing to play also with Mighty Joe Young, Luther Allison, Jimmy Rogers and Sunnyland Slim. In the '80's he continued with Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith and Calvin Perkins in the Legendary Blues Band.

More recently Billy recorded on Beyoncé's Grammy winning version of "At Last" from the film Cadillac Records. Flynn played on the entire soundtrack. Billy's newest recording is on Delmark Records and has received rave reviews. In addition to his own work Billy has worked and recorded with Snooky Pryor, Mark Hummel, Willie Kent, Billy Boy Arnold, ,Otis Rush, Kim Wilson and many others while touring domestically and across the world.

https://www.billyflynn.com/

The rhythm section will be RW Grigsby - bass player and Wes Starr - drums . Both are from the Mark Hummel’s Golden State - Lone Star Blues Revue. These two have been playing together since high school in Rome, GA. They have played with a who’s who of Texas greats-Willie Nelson, Asleep At The Wheel, Delbert McClinton, Lazy Lester, Billy Boy Arnold, Carleen Carter, Mike Morgan & the Crawl,Anson & The Rockets, Marcia Ball, Mose Allison, Kim Wilson,James Cotton, Gary Primich, Fingers Taylor & more.

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