Individual Reviews

 "There are a handful of great blues guitarists, and David Lumsden is definitely one of them"

Bob Leggett, LA Music Critic Indie Voice Blog - 11/23/18

"Vocally Lumsden is the quintessential blues man with a well lived whiskey soaked voice that oozes years of paying his dues and knowing just what he's all about in a world of want to be's. David's playing as a guitarist is virtuoso with a deft touch that borders on being out of this world"

Peter Merrett, PBS 106 - Melbourne, Australia

"David Lumsden is inspired and very creative in his interpretations." 

"Lumsden provides gritty vocals and equally gritty guitar."

Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes - 2/17/19

"David shows that he is a great guitarist"

Eigen Beheer, Back to the Roots (Belgium & Netherlands)


"Dave's gritty voice and smokin' guitar feel right at home"

Jim Santella, Southland Blues - 2/22/19

"David Lumsden is able to swing you to the most greasy blues-rock face as the sweetest romance"

Caesar, Blue Again (France) - 12/2/18

New Album "Hues of Blues" Released September 2018

 “Lumsden and his talented friends bring the many hues of blues together in an amazingly tight, compact and overall pleasant package. It’s rocky. It’s raspy. It’s dirty. It’s powerful. It’s melodic. It’s Happy. It’s jazzy. Well—it’s blue in every way, shape and form.”   

–Ray Von, The Big Music Show, WQNA 88.3FM

David Lumsden and Friends' new album "Hues of Blues" features tracks with:

  • Wayne Carter
  • Steve The Harp
  • Mary Jo Curry
  • Reggie Britton
  • Bill Evans


Track List


You Got to Lose  Feat. David Lumsden

Further on Up the Road  Feat. Bill Evans

You’re Ruining My Bad Reputation  Feat. Wayne Carter

Brush with the Blues  Feat. David Lumsden

What’s the Matter with the Mill  Feat. Reggie Britton

Raised Me Right  Feat. Mary Jo Curry

On Bended Knee  Feat. Steve “The Harp” Mehlberg

Thrill Is Gone  Feat. Wayne Carter

Cut You Loose  Feat. Steve “The Harp” Mehlberg

Rollin’ and Tumblin’  Feat. David Lumsden

Georgia on My Mind  Feat. Wayne Carter

Rain Song  Feat. Andon Davis

Album Reviews - Hues of Blues

"Well crafted originals and a set of covers showing originality and imagination"

"Kudos to Lumsden for self-producing a fine album that makes for a great listen"

Steve Jones, Blues Blast Magazine - 12/22/18

"Differing styles of blues that are raw and powerful. They remind us why we fell in love with the blues in the first place!"

Sheryl & Don Crow, Nashville Roots Alliance - 11/16/18

 Note: David was formerly the Lead Guitarist for Hurricane Ruth as well as songwriting collaborator and arranger (from 2011 – 2017). A few accolades David received regarding his work with Hurricane Ruth follow:  

  “Lumsden’s strident, aggressive guitar driving the sound along like a train”

Blues Matters – UK – 2/26/15

"David’s muscular guitar riffs are a central part of the band’s sound.”

Crossroads Blues Society of Northern Illinois, Nov. – Dec. 2014

Blues Blast Magazine – 11/13/14

 “An abundance of guitar heroics”

Norman Transcript – 10/10/14

 "Fiery guitar stylings” 

Dan and Sheryl’s Blues Blog – 9/9/14

“Lumsden’s wailing guitar with plenty of vinegar and salt”

JazzWax – 9/29/14


“Dirty guitar licks”

“Poignant guitar lead”

Blues Blast Magazine – 5/31/12

“Sonic guitar work” “aggressive guitar attack” “smooth laid back guitar” “shows his versatility”

Bman’s Blues Report – 9/16/14

"Lumsden barely allows you to take a breath as he melts the strings on his guitar” 

“Lumsden lays down solid guitar that cannot be denied”

Peter Merrett – PBS 106.7 Melbourne, Australia – 9/14/14

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