While in the desert, DuMont met B3 organist Deacon Jones, who had been with Freddie King for years and, in the early ‘90’s, DuMont moved to San Francisco to join Jones’ Bucket of Blues Band.  Benefit concerts for organizations like Bread ‘n Roses were common.   Also as part of his association with the Bucket of Blues, DuMont backed Blues legend John Lee Hooker on many occasions.


Over the years, DuMont has also performed with Buddy Miles from Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys; Gregg Allman; and the late great Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Luther Tucker.

In the mid- and late-‘90’s, DuMont moved first to Maui, Hawaii, where he studied steel and slack key guitar, and then to Europe where he toured as a solo artist and then traveled with Luther Allison’s band from Germany to the South of France.   Before returning to the States, DuMont held down a house gig with the Terry Mann Band at the Bourbon Street Bar in Amsterdam.

Now, from his present venue west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, DuMont is performing with his band, The Drivin’ Wheels, and producing a CD which features recordings–done at Sun Studios in Memphis, Stone Studio in New Orleans; and Music Annex in Menlo Park, California–with Freddie King’s brother, Benny Turner, bass; Duke Jethro, B3 organ; David Maxwell, keyboards; Ed Early, trombone; and Walter King, horn arrangements.


DuMont's mentors and influences include:

* Charley Patton * Robert Johnson * Son House * Tommy Johnson * Sonny Boy Williamson II * Big Bill Bronzy *

* Slim Harpo * Jimmy Reed * Jimmy Rogers * Louis Myers * Muddy Waters * Howlin’ Wolf * Hubert Sumlin *

*James Cotton * Albert King * Freddie King * B.B. King * Junior Parker * T. Bone Walker * Chuck Berry *

* Luther Tucker * Otis Rush * Earl Hooker * Wayne Bennett * Mel Brown * Booker T. Jones *

* John Lee Hooker * Eric Clapton * Johnny Winter * Michael Bloomfield * James Marshall Hendrix *

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