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The Leavitt Theatre

Little Walter Tribute with Mark Hummel & Anson Funderburgh

Blues Titans Mark Hummel & Anson Funderburgh present an incredible show highlighting the work of harmonica legend, Little Walter! INCREDIBLE musicianship passing through Ogunquit, Maine. Do NOT miss out on this show! Local favorites led by Eric Fernald, "Southside Blues' open up the evening!

Little Walter Tribute with Mark Hummel & Anson Funderburgh
Little Walter Tribute with Mark Hummel & Anson Funderburgh

Time & Location

Jul 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907, USA

About the event

Doors 6pm

"Southside Blues" opens 7-7:45

Show plays 8-10pm! 

FULL Dinner & drink menus are availble before, during & after the show! Scoop a table and come early for an incredible night of dinner, drinks & live music!

MARK HUMMEL was born in New Haven, CT but moved to Los Angeles as a newborn. 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). Hummel's been featured on over thirty recordings since 1985 including his 2014 Blind Pig Records, 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 most recent release, Harpbreaker (September 2018/Electro-Fi), is an all-instrumental harmonica album that redefines the scope and beauty of what the instrument is capable of in the right hands.        Harmonica giant Little Walter is considered the standard torch bearer by which all others are judged by. In Walter’s short life, 1930-1968 he had more top ten hits then any other Chess Records blues artists. Walter’s amplified harmonica sound was what ignited the Chicago scene for harp in blues in the early fifties with his hit record Juke, a must learn song for all players then and now! Grammy nominated, Blues Award winning harp blower, singer ,bandleader, author, producer Mark Hummel, guitarist Anson Funderburgh have been touring and recording with Jerry McCain, Otis Rush, Elvin Bishop, Sam Myers,Anson and the Rockets, Snooks Eaglin,  Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Vaughn,Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Delbert McClinton, Brownie McGhee, Charlie Musselwhite, Charles Brown, Eddie Taylor, Luther Tucker and many more.  

Funderburgh undeniably remains best known in the blues field for his extraordinarily concise lead guitar attack.  In addition to anchoring his latest iteration of The Rockets, he’s been touring since 2010 with Bay Area-based harmonica player Mark Hummel as a prime factor in the Golden State-Lone Star Revue.  Another frequent musical cohort is New Orleans multi-instrumentalist Eric Lindell; they’ve recorded and toured together on a regular basis, including six appearances at the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Funderburgh’s unmistakable style, tone and sensibility has made him one of contemporary blues music’s most important guitar players.  Once a clean-cut up-and-comer on the national blues scene who’s crisp, biting guitar licks belied his soft-spoken manner, Anson has developed into a legacy artist and his influence on countless guitarists is immeasurable. Drummer Wes Starr has impeccable credentials: Asleep At The Wheel, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar & The Howlers, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Hal Katcham, Jimmy Vaughn, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, everyone!! Pianist Clay Swafford is an Alabama player with a rich history performing w/James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Dr John in a movie called “ Falsifyn”! Upright bassist Bill Stuve is longtime Rod Piazza &  Mighty Flyers player for 29 yrs. Bill has recorded Jimmy Rogers, Little Milton, William Clarke and many more.

Tickets

  • General Admission Auditorium

    Sale ends: Jul 10, 9:00 PM

    General Admission ticket holders do not have a reserved seat, but rather a ticket within that section. Come early to scoop your favorite spot! Please note, GA ticket holders are able to order drinks & snacks from the bar during the show, but are not guaranteed direct table access or full service.

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee

    On Sale

  • Front 'Orchestra' Seat

    Sale ends: Jul 10, 4:00 PM

    If you want to be right up front in all of the action, these are the spots for you! These tickets are prime historic auditorium seats that are closest to the main stage. Most auditorium seating does NOT have direct table access. If dinner service is a priority for you, we recommend the VIP Table options, instead.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee

    On Sale

  • Classic Table

    Sale ends: Jul 10, 4:00 PM

    Classic Tables provide bird's eye views of the main stage, along with direct table access & full service, ensuring optimal food & beverage experience during the performance! Tables are standard height. The price of all tables are set at their maximum capacity, regardless of number of attendees.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee

    On Sale

  • High-Top Table

    Sale ends: Jul 10, 4:00 PM

    High-Top tables provide bird's eye views of the main stage, along with direct table access & full service, ensuring optimal food & beverage experience during the performance! These tables are high-tops. Price of all tables are set at their maximum capacity, regardless of number of attendees.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee

    On Sale

  • Box Seat

    Sale ends: Jul 10, 4:00 PM

    Historic box seats are nestled in the front row of the theatre's balcony section. Box seats offer an unobstructed bird’s eye view of the main stage, and come equipped with drink rails and a cocktail table for an exceptional food & beverage experience during the show! The price of tables are set at their maximum capacity, regardless of number of attendees.

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee

    On Sale

  • General Admission Balcony

    Sale ends: Jul 10, 9:00 PM

    General Admission seats are historic auditorium seats. Please note, GA ticket holders are able to order drinks & snacks from the bar during the show, but are not guaranteed direct table access or service for the full dinner menu.

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee

    On Sale

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