As a teenager, Gary Clark Jr. was already sitting in with blues greats like Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins, and according to the guitarist, he owes these invaluable experiences to Antone's, a legendary blues club in his hometown of Austin. "Antone's is my foundation," he told The Austin Chronicle. "I wouldn't...
"Friday Night," (Elrob Records), a new release by Zora Young & Little Mike and the Tornadoes, brings back memories of seeing the likes of Pinetop Perkins and Hubert Sumlin backed by Little Mike and the Tornadoes at Twist & Shout in Bethesda, Maryland, and recordings the Tornadoes made backing them. Show More Summary
Kern Pratt – Broken Chains (Gigtime Records) Kern is an electric guitarist and singer out of Greenville, Mississippi, and he sounds like it too. Although he has worked with such famed artists as Hubert Sumlin, Lil’ Dave Thompson, and Percy Sledge, he gives his prime influence as Johnny Winter, which is certainly evident on some of […]
Sad to record the passing of soulful blues singer Mighty Sam McClain at the age of 72. Here’s the magnificent version of “A Soul That’s Been Abused” from the acclaimed “Hubert Sumlin’s Blues Party” release... also featuring the likes of Jerry Portnoy, Ronnie Earl, Ron Levy and Greg Piccolo. Show More Summary
By Richard K. Barry A blues classic with Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Vaughan. For an old friend, recently passed on.
Sorry President Obama, I think last night’s tribute to the blues, in the form of a memorial concert for late bluesman Hubert Sumlin, might have your recent event at The White House beat. A who’s who of legendary musicians including Eric...Show More Summary
Late last week we told you about the Hubert Sumlin Tribute Concert that’s set to take place at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on February 24. Today, ticketing information and a number of changes to the lineup have been announced. JeffShow More Summary
Mavis Staples will close out a tribute heavy Chicago Blues Festival on June 10. Legends who passed last year such as David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Pinetop Perkins, and Hubert Sumlin will also be feted. [ more › ]
Every year is a hard year for the blues. Many of the greats have left us during this last year. As always the blues is eternal, and they will not be forgotten. For more detail information click HERE. Howard Tate Hubert Sumlin John JShow More Summary
"Smokestack Lightnin'," with Hubert Sumlin backing Howlin' Wolf in 1964 This is the time of year when we're reminded of all the famous people who died over the last twelve months, a list which includes two of my favorite guitar players (Hubert Sumlin and Cornell Dupree). Show More Summary
December 23, 2011 Hubert Sumlin memorial tribute show recap. On Tuesday, December 13th, the legendary Hubert Sumlin was buried at Washington Memory Gardens in the Chicago suburb of Homewood, IL. He was laid to rest next to the grave site of his late wife per his wishes (thank you Toni Ann Mamary and Sam Burckhardt for making sure this happened). Show More Summary
Chicago Area Hubert Sumlin Musical Tribute tonight at FitzGeralds. This evening, Tuesday, Dec 13th, Hubert Sumlin will be remembered with a musical tribute at FitzGerald's ( http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/ ) 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Illinois 60402, 7pm doors 8pm music, Donations will be accepted at door for the Blues Foundation HART Fund. Show More Summary
Show Notes: We close out the year on a somber note as we pay tribute to several recently passed blues artists: Kansas City legend Myra Taylor, blues and R&B singer Lee Shot Williams, legendary guitarist Hubert Sumlin and singer Howard Tate. Also on tap are great pre-war blues including Blind Lemon Jefferson and a couple [...]
Blues Guitarist Hubert Sumlin passed away earlier this week. Today, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones announced they would cover the full costs of the musician's private funeral. [ more › ]
This week of death ain't letting up. Hubert Sumlin passed away this weekend and now I'm just hearing solid soul-man Howard Tate AND pop/soul singer Dobie Gray both have died?! Ugh. Howard Tate began singing gospel with Garnett Mimms in the early '60s, and it was 'round 1965 that Mimms introduced Tate to producer Jerry Ragovoy, of the Verve label. Show More Summary
Hubert Sumlin, one of the towering figures of blues guitar, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. The 80-year-old Sumlin had congestive heart failure, according to his agent, Hugh Southard, and died at a hospital in Wayne, N.J.Sumlin was the lead guitarist for legendary blues singer Howlin' Wolf on their seminal recordings for Chess Records. Show More Summary
Title: Smokestack Lightning Artist: Howlin' Wolf Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin died December 4th at the age of 80. Best known as Howlin' Wolf's guitarist for 23 years, his playing was described as "wrenched, shattering bursts of notes, sudden cliff-hanger silences and daring rhythmic suspensions". Show More Summary
Hubert Sumlin has died for more information Read HERE. Hubert was one of the last of the great Chicago guitarists from the golden age of Chicago blues. He played with the legendary Howling Wolf for many years. Will update when more information becomes available.
The guitarist who "put the bite behind Howlin' Wolf" was 80. [ more › ]
Hubert Sumlim, one of the last in a now very diminished pool of blues guitarists, passed away December 4 from heart failure. He was only 80. Mr. Sumlin was born in Mississippi, but grew up in Arkansas, and moved to Chicago in 1953. A year later, Howlin' Wolf tapped Sumlin to play second guitar in his group. Show More Summary