Albert Cummings

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Albert Cummings (born 1968, Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States) is an American blues musician. Cummings started playing the five-string banjo at the age of twelve, but later switched to guitar. In his late twenties he formed a band, Swamp Yankee, and in 1999 released an independently produced album. The trio spent two hours in a recording studio to record the nine songs for the album.

His next recording was issued as an album with Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon, known as being part of Stevie Ray Vaughan's backing team. Serving as record producers, they also arranged a deal to ensure wider distribution. Only Shannon remained as the bassist for Cummings' next album. Two years later, in 2006, Cummings recorded a fourth album with new band members.

In 2008, Cummings released a live album, recorded at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts This album is controversial as some believe it to have clips of a late 1990s recording that took place at the Rum Boogie Café in Memphis, Tennessee. This recording included numerous artist from the delta south.

Discography[edit]

  • The Long Way (Albert Cummings and Swamp Yankee), 1999
  • From the Heart, 2003
  • True to Yourself, 2004
  • Working Man Blues, 2006
  • Feel So Good, 2008
  • No Regrets, 2012

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