Mark Hummel, who collected another Blues Music Award for his blues harp prowess in May, has proved himself not only as a bandleader (The Blues Survivors) but also as a producer of collaborative side projects. Hummel’s Harmonica Blowout last played Rockland in 2011; now he brings the Golden State-Lone Star Revue to town.

The Revue is fronted by California and Texas musicians — Hummel, Little Charlie Baty and Anson Funderburgh — who have known each other for years, and the rhythm section has played in bands since high school days. All share a deep passion for real blues.

Grammy Award nominee Hummel is one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation, with a trademark combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing. In addition to touring the world, recording and collecting accolades, he has penned a memoir, "Big Road Blues: Twelve Bar On I-80," which has been heralded in Blues Revue, Living Blues and other blues publications coast to coast.

Baty is the former leader and guitarist of Little Charlie & the Nightcats, one of the West Coast's most successful blues acts, which toured the globe for more than 25 years (including many a stop in Rockland) with its jump blues/swing revival. Baty is known for fluent, straight blues playing that continues to inspire the dance floor.

One-time Fabulous Thunderbird and Texas native Funderburgh has spent the majority of his adult life playing the blues, earning the respect of artists such as Delbert McClinton, Boz Scaggs, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ronnie Earl, all of whom have called on his guitar talents for their projects. After the passing of longtime musical partner Sam Myers, Funderburgh concentrated on raising a family, working local gigs and performing at a smattering of festivals around the world. However, his mastery of the classic Stratocaster tone, as defined by Otis Rush in the 1950's and Magic Sam in the '60's, is back in play.

Rounding out the Revue are RW Grigsby on bass and famed Texas drummer Wes Starr. Cronies from Rome, Ga., they have played with a who's who of famed musicians including Asleep At The Wheel, Earl King, James Cotton and many more.