ELECTRIC BLUES GUITARIST - ALBERT CUMMINGS - ROCKS THE LYRIC STAGE!
With the soul and energy of such blues greats as B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan comes electric blues guitarist ALBERT CUMMINGS!
Blues guitarists may come and go, but the really good ones the players whose tonal touch and emotional delivery can make the hair on the back of your neck stand up always attract a following of believers, those who know the real deal when they hear it. Albert Cummings is the real deal!
At age 17, while in college, the Massachusetts-born Cummings saw two tour buses outside Bostons Orpheum Theater, one of them with a Gibson Les Paul and a Fender Stratocaster crossed like swords on the side. It was Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cummings recalls. I bought a ticket for that night and watched him do amazing things stand on his guitar, throw it up in the air I sat there in awe the whole time and walked out of there thinking, I really want to play guitar! (Hed taken up banjo, and guitar, five or six years earlier.)
Just a couple of years ago, Cummings attracted the attention of Double Trouble (Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Winans), the guys who backed up Vaughan for so many years. The trio subsequently produced and played on Cummings album From the Heart, and toured with the young axe-wielder, who also counts the great B.B. King among his most vocal supporters.
Not long ago, in Kings Beale Street club in Memphis, B.B. saw me out in the crowd and called me up and introduced me to his audience, telling them that he considers me a wonderful guitarist, Cummings says. It was like being on Cloud Nine. Im so proud to have B.B. King call me his friend. Its the thrill of my life.
Albert's second release, "Working Man," produced by Grammy winner Jim Gaines, betrays a growing focus and maturity both in Albert's stinging, incisive guitar work as well as in his fluently idiomatic songwriting.
Here is what the critics are saying:
"This recording is the calling card of a blues star who has arrived. Cummings' guitar work is sizzling. This is one of the top blues albums of 2006." - Billboard
"He attacks his axe with unbridled ferocity and deep soulfulness...his depth and expression are matched only by his terrifying technique and tone" --Guitar One
Tickets for Albert Cummings can be purchased online 24/7 at www.lyrictheatre.com, at The Lyric Theatre Box Office or by phone at 772-286-7827. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and two hours before every performance.
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