The Mark Hummel Golden State Lone Star Revue is an all-star, cross-country melding of musicians from California -- Mark Hummel (harp-blower, vocalist, bandleader and Grammy nominee), R.W. Grigsby (bassist) -- and Texans Anson Funderburgh (guitarist and Rockets bandleader), Mike Keller (Double Trouble, Fabulous Thunderbirds) and Wes Starr (famed Austin drummer who has played with a who's who of Texas music royalty).
Hummel's Blues Music Award nominated release; The Hustle Is Really On, features The Golden State Lone Star Revue, which has just completed a new recording for 2016 release. Besides producing and playing on Blind Pig's Remembering Little Walter with Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman, Little Charlie Baty, Nathan James, June Core and RW Grigsby, the CD was nominated for a Grammy Award and has recently won Best Blues Album and Best Traditional Blues Album of the year at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN. http://www.markhummel.com
Hailing from Vancouver, BC, and heavily influenced by Forefathers of the genre like Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy and Mississippi Fred McDowell, David “Boxcar” Gates has evolved into one of Canada’s most renowned acoustic Piedmont, Ragtime & Delta Blues Guitar players. His astonishing playing stylesare drenched with bottleneck slide and alternate finger picking with a ragtime twist. David accompanies himself with the Bluesharp, mounted to a unique homemade Harmonica rack, constructed out of bicycle and lampshade parts. http://www.conceptentertainment.ca/david_boxcar_gates/