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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Guitar Whiz Album!
Guitar Wizard Releases "Someone Like You"

Albert Cummings, a rare talent renowned for his uniquely muscular yet polished guitar wizardry, has released a new studio CD entitled Someone Like You. The album was produced in Los Angeles by Grammy-winner David Z, and features special guest and labelmate Jimmy Vivino (bandleader on the Conan TV show) on three tracks.

Producer Z, who's worked with Buddy Guy, Prince, Jonny Lang, and Gov’t Mule, said, “Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else.  What a blast to watch him jell in the studio with some of the best musicians in Los Angeles.”
Master builder turned master guitarist, Albert has become a favorite of fans who love soulful, explosive rocking blues.   Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, was so impressed with Albert’s talent that they volunteered to play on and produce his debut recording in 2003.
Billboard said his “guitar work is sizzling.” Guitar One exclaimed, "He attacks his axe with unbridled ferocity and deep soulfulness.” 

And in an audio exclusive, noted publication Guitar Player is premiering one of the new tracks on their website - "Meatlocker" (an instrumental featuring Albert and Jimmy Vivino) HERE.

Cummings said, "I'm tremendously excited about this CD and the team of people that will be working this record. It was such a pleasure to also work with David Z and Jimmy Vivino and so exciting to share their excitement about the potential this record has."

CDs are available at better record stores. To purchase CDs and downloads from Amazon, please click HERE.  Downloads from this and other fine Blind Pig releases are available from "The Pig Pen" on iTunes HERE

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