RIP: Hubert Sumlin, 1931-2011

December 8th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg
Herbert Sumlin, Asbury Park ,July, 2009  (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

Hubert Sumlin, Asbury Park, July, 2009 (photo by Matt Mac Haffie)

Hubert Sumlin was the real thing.

It was 2003, and I was playing guitar in Savoy Brown, and we were playing the Buffalo Niagara Guitar Festival at the Dunn Tire Park baseball stadium. The headliners were the Yardbirds, and Woodstock guitar slinger Jimmy Weider was also on the bill, and he had Sid McGinnis and Hubert Sumlin join him in his set just before us.

This, of course, was a big deal. Sumlin was the guitarist with the legendary Howlin’ Wolf, and his musical foil on such songs as “Smokestack Lightin’,” “Wang Dang Doodle,” “Spoonful” and “Backdoor Man.”

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Woodstock Film Fest: Where Music Meets Movies

October 1st, 2009, 3:00 pm by Greg

We love movies. We love music. And we really love movies about music.

When you host a film festival in a town named Woodstock, the collision of movies and music is – well, let’s just say – pretty much unavoidable. Here are a few of the music-related movies that are slated to be screened at the Woodstock Film Festival this weekend:

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