Win Tickets ($70): Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout @ Aladdin Theater | w/ John Mayall, Rick Estrin, Little Charlie Baty, James Harman and more!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout @ Aladdin Theater on January 19. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 17.

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Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout @ Aladdin TheaterMark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout
w/ John Mayall, Rick Estrin, Little Charlie Baty, James Harman and more!
January 19, 2014
Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m. | $33.50 ADV / $35 Doors
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

JOHN MAYALL just turned a very youthful eighty this year. John was awarded the Bristish OBE by her majesty a few years back. John started his interest in music as a child listening to his father’s American jazz and boogie records. Early on, after returning from military service in Korea, John became interested in art & design. In 1963 he started the BluesBreakers and decided to make a career from music instead of art, at Alexis Korner’s urging, by moving to London.When Sonny Boy Williamson came thru with AFBF in 1963 John gravitated to the older blues man and coaxed lesson’s from Rice.

Mayall later incorporated this into all his harp solo pieces for which he is most known, particularly on ROOM TO MOVE,PARCHMENT FARM and ANOTHER MAN’S DONE GONE .Mayall is a few years older then many of the blues and rock icons that he mentored. Eric Clapton,Peter Green (FLEETWOOD MAC), Mick Taylor (ROLLING STONES), Mick Fleetwood, John McVee (FLEETWOOD MAC), Larry Taylor (CANNED HEAT), Blue Mitchell, Red Holloway, Freddie Robinson (LITTLE WALTER) Harvey Mandel, Coco Montoya, Walter Trout, Andy Fraser (FREE), Sugarcane Harris (DON & DEWEY) and Aynsley Dunbar (ZAPPA, BOWIE,UFO,JOURNEY,WHITESNAKE,STARSHIP) all played in Mayall’s bands and most early in their careers, “Clapton Is God” was a subway slogan popular when Eric was inMayall’s band.

Fleetwood Mac’s inception was when McVee,Green & Fleetwood all played in Mayall’s band, as was Cream’s inception( though it was hidden away from John while Eric was still a BluesBreaker). John appears in DA Pennimaker’s “Don’t Look Back” film in the limo scenes with Bob Dylan, as he was showing Bob around the UK. Bob Dylan recorded one of his first band session’s with Mayall’s group with Clapton, though it was never released. John plays harmonica, organ, piano, guitar and sings.John has been dubbed the GODFATHER OF BRITISH BLUES because of his longstanding commitment to furthering the older blues styles to a mass audience.

Many blues names were only rediscovered because sung their songs and their praises-Freddie King,Otis Rush, JB Lenior, Little Joe Blue and many more became known outside of the black blues scene and introduced to a young white audience thanks to him. Mayall has also written many original compositions and painted or drawn his own album covers(Hard Road is John’s painting). Mayall continues touring most months out of the year in US and Europe and still frequently records new CDs.

Rick Estrin
Rick Estrin is the co-founder along with Charlie Baty, of Little Charlie and The Nightcats. Estrin was born in SF,CA in 1949, started playing harp after hearing his sister’s Jimmy Reed and Ray Charles records as a teen. Rick dropped out of high school to pursue trouble and music, in that order. Estrin went on to play in bands in SF with a young Joe Louis Walker, Fillmore Slim, Roger Collins, Hightide Harris and Travis Phillips. Rick’s obsession with blues finally overtook his extracurricular activities and kept him out of jail, after he moved back to CA from Chicago(where he played with Sam Lay,Johnny Littlejohn, Johnny Young & Eddie Taylor).

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26 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout @ Aladdin Theater | w/ John Mayall, Rick Estrin, Little Charlie Baty, James Harman and more!

  1. Kathi Osborne January 13, 2014 at 15:02 #

    ‘Cause I’d be most delighted to get to see John Mayall, and ’cause I just moved to PDX and this would be a terrific way to orient me to the fine music scene here, and ’cause the last good dose of blues harp I had was Charlie Musselwhite in Atlanta 100 years ago and I’m waaaayyyy overdue. Thanks for the contest!

    • Jenna Williams January 15, 2014 at 18:32 #

      Wow how old are you then? :) lol

  2. t. madden January 14, 2014 at 06:24 #

    Hummel has once again put together a superb representation of what blues harp is all about. I recall Mayall shows in the 60s, his role in nurturing blues players over the decades is outstanding. But the real deal for me in this grouping is the funky funky James Harman and veteran road warrior/survivor Musselwhite. Dang, if only Butterfield and DeLay were still with us! Yeah, win me some Blowout tickets! “went to blues heaven, didn’t have to die.”

    • Jenna Williams January 16, 2014 at 13:16 #

      Oh wouldn’t it be nice to have the Pauls still. Paul DeLay’s, Fourteen Dollars In the Bank, is probably one of my favorites, so good.

  3. Allison January 14, 2014 at 13:43 #

    My sweetie and I love the blues, and this would be an awesome night out!

  4. Donielle January 15, 2014 at 12:02 #

    I would absolutely love to surprise my boyfriend with these tickets!

    • Jenna Williams January 15, 2014 at 18:30 #

      That would be an awesome surprise!

  5. Sara Kelly January 15, 2014 at 17:25 #

    We would be forever grateful to win a night out like this!

  6. Jenna Williams January 15, 2014 at 18:03 #

    I love blues music of any sort. I love to cook and listen to the great B.B. King, go to this great little dive bar in DT Lake Oswego that plays blues a lot of the weekends, for no cover, and being a 23 year old female student it would brings such joy to my evening to just kick back and listen to great blues musicians of Portland, OR.

  7. Jenna Williams January 15, 2014 at 18:33 #

    Also I already have Sunday night off it would be perfect, I could really go!

  8. Heidi January 16, 2014 at 13:35 #

    I want to surprise a guy with a date night sunday. Tickets to this would rock.

  9. Cory January 16, 2014 at 14:56 #

    Blow that harp!!!!!!!

  10. Mr Karl Michael Jacobson January 16, 2014 at 15:49 #

    I’ve won twice – let’s make this #3!

  11. Sandra January 16, 2014 at 15:57 #

    This will be an amazing event-would love to win tickets!

  12. Linda L January 16, 2014 at 16:05 #

    Blues! Sounds great!

  13. Teala January 16, 2014 at 18:30 #

    My dad is a blues harmonica player and now that I have moved to the NW miss the sound. I truly enjoy hearing other talented artist

  14. bjoern January 16, 2014 at 18:39 #

    Would love to see

    • Roy January 16, 2014 at 18:46 #

      would love to go to this show.

  15. panda January 16, 2014 at 18:43 #

    no one gets out without singing the blues

  16. Lauren January 16, 2014 at 20:51 #

    Yes! But how do I decide who to take?

  17. Margaret January 16, 2014 at 21:55 #

    To see the GODFATHER OF BRITISH BLUES would be an honor.

  18. Jeff January 17, 2014 at 07:05 #

    The spirit of The Big Man will fill the theater on Sunday. Blow your face out, Baby!

  19. Pam Sullivan January 17, 2014 at 09:39 #

    John Mayall…. really???? How exciting would that be! I’ve been a fan for 30+ years! Would love to see him in person!

  20. David January 17, 2014 at 14:03 #

    James Harmon alone would be worth going to see. But the rest of them, too? “Blowout” is putting it mildly. More like MINDBLOWINGOUT!

  21. Jo Anne Ripley January 17, 2014 at 17:38 #

    My husband and I just moved to the Portland area and have already enjoyed some of your great music and venues here. Would be great to see John Mayall and hear some music you don’t get to hear in a lot of cities. Just moved from Paso Robles, CA. They never came there.

  22. Katrina January 19, 2014 at 10:06 #

    I love blues music but me and my boyfriend are broke! Help!

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