Eight Gigs: Albert Cummings

Sat., May 7, 2:45 p.m., El Dorado Hills Town Center Amphitheater, no cover

While there are a number of good reasons you should attend the 13th annual El Dorado Hills Art, Beer & Wine Festival, the inclusion of Blind Pig artist Albert Cummings should top the list. For the uninitiated, this Massachusetts guitar slinger has released a handful of records since 1999 under the Swamp Yankee moniker and, of course, his own name. On his 2015 release Someone Like You, Cummings shows a mastery of the blues without sounding exactly like his influences. 4364 Town Center Boulevard in El Dorado Hills, http://albertcummings.com.