250 promo copies will be sent out to North American Blues Radio, online blues blogs and blues print media and markets. A promotional video for YouTube is being prepared by Talkin' Blues Media directed by award winner Mako Funasaka. Grammy nominated artist Mark Hummel, who has two tracks on the album will be supporting the release during his Fall 2017 tour as well as during his Jan.2018 Harmonica Blowout Tour and his Spring 2018 coast to coast U.S. tour.
Electro-Fi Records celebrates it's 20th anniversary with the release of Hard Core Harp featuring tracks from the very best of today's Blues Harp artists: Mark Hummel, James Harman, Harmonica Shah, Paul Oscher and Billy Boy Arnold, along with Harp masters of the 20th century: Snooky Pryor, George Harmonica Smith, Sam Myers, Little Mack, Willie Big Eyes Smith and more. The 19 track collection includes 4 members of the Muddy Waters Blues Band. Special guests include Pinetop Perkins, bassist Bob Stroger and guitar legends Mel Brown, Rusty Zinn, Jack de Keyzer, and Billy Flynn. This is Blues Harmonica at it's very best.