South Bay bluesman Aki Kumar started his musical career after taking harmonica lessons at the School of Blues in San Jose. He built up his music cred playing show after show at blues joints around the Bay.
Eventually, he became so busy with gigs, he quit his day job at a software engineer to do music full time.
On this edition of Bay Area Beats, we’ll hear the backstory behind Aki’s musical roots in both Bollywood and down home blues.
Aki Kumar plays a weekly blues jam at The Poor House Bistro.