by Albert Cummings
Cummings started playing the five-string banjo at the age of twelve when his father's guitar was too big for his hands, and started learning basic chords and progressions. He later transitioned to playing guitar, being especially influenced in his college years by Stevie Ray Vaughan. In 1998, he walked into a Northeast Blues Society open jam, which led to Cummings’ winning the right to compete in the Blues Foundation’s 1999 International Blues Challenge. His first public guitar performance came in 1997, when he played at a wedding reception.
Jammed: 10th August 2015