Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
Show Time : 8:00 PM
Entertaining audiences from his phenomenal guitar work to his incredibly impassioned lyrics and overall songwriting prowess, one thing has certainly become clear about Albert Cummings’ music: He is far more than simply just the guitarist or the bluesman he’s often painted as by fans and the media alike. He offers the complete package. Though undoubtedly a masterful guitar player who burst onto the blues rock scene in the early 2000’s and almost immediately began gaining praise in that realm, Cummings’ latest release “Live at the ‘62 Center” further portrays not only his versatility as singer/songwriter and live performer but as an artist first and foremost. Cummings first big opportunity came in the form of a chance to work with Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section. So taken with his fire and passion were bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton that they volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s self-released From the Heart. Soon tours and shows with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, and others brought his music to a much larger audience. Like many greats before him who’ve been painted into a corner as merely great blues players, guitar players, or singers, Cummings seeks to rise above these labels and be praised for the devotion to his overall craft as a true musician.