Blues Maestro Albert Cummings Releases New Album, Strong - Out Now!

Article Contributed by AristoPR | Published on Saturday, February 17, 2024

Blues maestro Albert Cummings has released his new album, Strong. Released on Ivy Music Recordings and out today, Strong is a potent blend of blues, rock, and raw emotion. The album is available across all streaming platforms here.

Recorded at the prestigious Ocean Way Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and produced by the Grammy-winning virtuoso Tom Hambridge, Strong marks a pivotal moment in Cummings' musical journey. With 12 exceptional tracks, Cummings showcases his unparalleled songwriting abilities and undeniable talent.

Ocean Way Recording Studio, renowned for its rich history and state-of-the-art facilities, provided the perfect canvas for Cummings to pour his creative energy into the album. This studio has welcomed legendary artists from various genres over the years, and Cummings' decision to record there underscores his commitment to delivering a top-notch sonic experience.

The magic of Strong extends beyond Albert Cummings' unmatched guitar skills; it also flourishes in his collaboration with producer Tom Hambridge. As a Grammy-winning producer and accomplished musician, Hambridge has left an indelible mark on the industry by working with some of its biggest names. His expertise shines through in the seamless production of Strong, elevating each track and amplifying Cummings' musical vision.

Strong is a sonic exploration of life's highs and lows, love and heartbreak, delivered with a raw, unapologetic intensity that defines Albert Cummings' signature style. From scorching guitar solos to soulful vocals, every note on the album is a testament to Cummings and his band's passion and dedication to the recording process.

Now available for fans and music enthusiasts alike, the standout album promises to be an exceptional addition to Albert Cummings' illustrious discography. This album not only pays homage to the roots of blues but also pushes the genre to new heights.

The album opens with "Emmylou," co-written by Albert Cummings and Tom Hambridge, setting the tone for an unforgettable musical journey. The tracklist also features original compositions such as "Live Strong," "Lookin' Up," "Fallen For You," "Let It Burn," "Bad Reputation," "Just About Enough," "Get Busy," "Lately," and "My Sisters Guitar." Strong takes an unexpected twist with a soulful rendition of the classic Beatles hit "Why Don't We Do it in the Road," showcasing Cummings' diverse musical influences.

All tracks on Strong are penned by Albert Cummings (BMI), with exceptions for "Emmylou" and "Lately," co-written with Tom Hambridge, “Goin’ Down Slow,” written by Jimmy Oden, and "Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. All songs are published by Ivy Music Company (BMI).

Cummings’ unique background as a renowned guitar player and a custom homebuilder enriches his music with a depth and precision rarely seen in the industry. This blend of skills makes his performances and recordings stand out, appealing to both blues aficionados and those who appreciate intricate craftsmanship in art.

He has earned a reputation as one of the most dynamic and innovative blues artists of this day and age. With his extraordinary guitar skills, heartfelt lyrics, and soul-stirring performances, Cummings has cultivated a dedicated fan base around the world. Strong represents a culmination of his musical journey and promises to be a remarkable addition to his impressive discography.

Cummings has embarked on a nationwide tour, bringing the new album to life on stage.  Fans across the country will have the unique opportunity to experience the latest music live, in a series of dynamic performances set in some of the most iconic music venues.  For details on tour dates, locations, and venues, and to secure tickets, visit his official website:

For further information about Albert Cummings and updates on the release of Strong, please visit his official website at

Strong Track List:
1. Emmylou (Albert Cummings, Tom Hambridge)
2. Live Strong (Albert Cummings)
3. Lookin’ Up (Albert Cummings)
4. Fallen For You (Albert Cummings)
5. Let It Burn (Albert Cummings)
6. Bad Reputation (Albert Cummings)
7. Goin’ Down Slow (Jimmy Oden)
8. Just About Enough (Albert Cummings)
9. Get Busy (Albert Cummings)
10. Lately (Albert Cummings, Tom Hambridge)
11. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
12. My Sisters Guitar (Albert Cummings)

Tour Dates:
February 17 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
February 18 – Coach House Concert Hall – San Juan Capistrano, CA
February 20 – Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA
February 21 – Crest Theatre – Sacramento, CA
February 22 & 23 – Almost Famous Wine – Livermore, CA
February 24 – World Records – Bakersfield, CA
February 25 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA
February 26 – Volcanic Theatre Pub – Bend, OR
February 29 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
March 1 – Brewminatti – Prosser, WA
March 2 – Blue Frog Studios – White Rock, BC
March 5 & 6 – Jazz Alley – Seattle, WA
March 8 – The Egyptian Theatre – Boise, ID
March 9 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT