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Calendar Pick: Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings. Credit: Nick Spanos.

Albert Cummings began his musical journey at just 12 years old when he took up the five-string banjo, and since then he has carved out his path to becoming an immensely successful blues musician. He has worked closely with other blues legends like Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King and Buddy Guy, as well as released 11 of his own solo albums. The most recent of these is the scorching and soulful Strong, a narrative-driven project that even earned Cummings the #1 position on the Billboard Blues Album Sales Chart. It includes many originals along with covers of “Goin’ Down Slow” by Jimmy Oden and “Why Don’t We Do it in the Road?” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Athens blues musician Rick Fowler is opening the show.

WHO: Albert Cummings
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 6 p.m. (doors), 7 p.m. (show)
WHERE: The Foundry
HOW MUCH: $20 (adv.), $25