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Published: 2012/01/27

Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Dr. John, Levon Helm, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr. and More to Honor Hubert Sumlin in NYC

Sumlin with Clapton

On February 24, New York’s famed Apollo Theater will host a memorial concert for legendary bluesman Hubert Sumlin, who passed away at the age of 80 in December of 2011. The star studded lineup of performers gathering to honor the legendary guitarist includes Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Dr. John, Levon Helm, Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr., Keb Mo, Doyle Bramhall II, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Shemekia Copeland, Steve Jordan, Willie Weeks, Ivan Neville and more. Surprise guests are also likely to appear. Stay tuned for more information including ticket on sale details, which are expected to be announced soon. Sumlin is best known as the primary guitarist in Howlin’ Wolf’s band and was ranked number 43 in the Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

[via Hidden Track]

Below, watch Sumlin perform “Smokestack Lightning” with The Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theatre from last March.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Brien Comerford January 27, 2012, 19:43:18

This will be a great show and it’s awesome that Jeff Beck and Ericl Clapton will be two of the luminous axemen.

Marv Egolf January 29, 2012, 12:20:17

If bass or alternate bass is needed, please contact me!

Sharon January 29, 2012, 20:00:11

Guess you mean Doyle Bramhall II, because Doyle I (the father, a Texas drummer) passed away Nov 13, 2011.

Willie James Sumlin February 2, 2012, 00:17:37

I wish my brother Joe & I could participate in this event to Honor our cousin Hubert at the Apollo Theater.

Tom February 3, 2012, 09:31:33

I am sure if Mr. Warren Haynes is not too busy that night, he will definetly make an appearance to honor Sumlin RIP

Bob Jackson March 19, 2012, 18:52:43

Does anyone know if it was filmed

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