Originally a devotee of bluegrass god Earl Scruggs, the now thirtysomething Cummings changed musical religions shortly after moving from banjo to guitar. His growing rep in the Northeast led to a gig with Double Trouble, which itself spawned the production of Cummings's 2003 release From the Heart. The sessions, which also included keyboard man Reese Wynans, constituted Double Trouble's first post-SRV work behind another guitarist. Cummings sounds every bit the worthy frontman, turning out yards of serious soloing, not dependent upon his backup band's signature shuffles, but not shy of them either. Expect some serious onstage voltage.
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