Singing The Berkshire Blues With Albert Cummings

April 28th, 2011, 11:00 am by Sara

Albert Cummings typifies the working man’s blues, with a classy Berkshire twist. He’s spread his take on the blues pretty much across the map, and now the Williamstown native is bringing it on over to Mass MoCA‘s Hunter Center in North Adams for one night, Friday May 6 at 8:00 pm.

When he’s not on the road, he’s probably whacking nails and ripping wood on some construction job. Those splintery fingers are the same ones that tease the awesome blues out of his guitar. But why try to describe his music in words when you can watch this video. Recorded at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, and containing shots of his life in the Berkshire HIlls, you can see and feel his authenticity. Plus this mini-film by Dave Simonds is a little gem, it got to me, maybe it will get to you, too.

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