Blues-rock guitarist, Albert Cummings, releases a new video “Queen of Mean” from his upcoming album, Believe, out February 14, 2020 via Mascot Label Group/Provogue Records.
A mix of blues, country and rock and roll, the 11 track album was recorded at the iconic FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. Cummings takes his release Believe to new heights with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Jim Gaines. Together they created a timeless album full of rhythm, funk and soul.
Albert Cummings has built a reputation through his live performances, bringing the audience on a musical roller coaster. He brings his guitar alive in ways that have honored him and earned him praise from the King of Blues himself, B.B. King, while others have drawn comparisons to legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.
With Believe, Cummings has created a crossbred of genres through the use of powerful backup singers, steady grooves, a dynamic brass section, and Cummings’ mesmerizing guitar riffs.
Listen to “Queen of Mean” below
Cummings reminisces about his time in recording at the world-famous FAME Studios: “On the third day of recording, I started listening in on a tour the owners were giving and they were talking about Aretha Franklin recording ‘Never Loved a Man.’ As they described this, Clayton Ivy [FAME Studio keyboardist] played the infamous lick on the same Wurlitzer piano that was used in Aretha’s session. So many greats have been in the studio where we cut this album. I was playing my guitar, looking at a picture on the wall of Duane Allman standing in the same spot I was. It was at that moment that I realized where I was and what an incredible experience I was having.”
The success of Cummings’ second live album, Live At The ’62 Center, garnered him a Blues Music Award nomination for “Blues Rock Album.”
Albert will tour throughout next year. His dynamic, engaging personality combined with blues musicianship at its finest has created an enduring, loyal fan base worldwide. For the complete list of dates, and more information on Albert Cummings, see here for tour schedule.
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