Pittsfield, MA – Right here in the Berkshires is a guy, a blues singer, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire whose feel for the blues is exceptional. So local fans have a lot to look forward to when Albert Cummings rocks the Colonial and soothe the soul on October 27 at 8pm with his exceptionally expressive, lyrical and deep grooving music. His strong roots in the blues go back to the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan and being backed by his rhythm section, Double Trouble, on his first album. Cummings brings street cred along with a sophisticated approach to poetic, topical subject matter that speaks to the heart while his music moves the body.
An intense period of wood shedding resulted Albert sharing a bill with Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section. So taken with Albert’s fire and passion were bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton that they volunteered to play on and produce his debut recording, the aptly-titled From the Heart (Under the Radar), with the awesome power of a Nor’easter and the soul of a natural born artist. In an era of cowboy-hatted poseurs, Cumming delivered the goods straight from the heart and shoulder with a wallop generated by his talent rather than his wardrobe.