Scott Mullins doesn’t fill the Blues Party with the latest Stevie Ray knock-off bands or been-there-and-heard-that Chicago blues classics. He digs deeper, putting together a set list that honors the past, exposes worthy fresh talent, and plants a big wet one on the blues’ kissing cousins -- including Soul, R&B, Zydeco, Rock-a-Billy and Roots Rock-n-Roll. It’s not unusual to find yourself hanging on through a 20-minute blast that brings together John Lee Hooker, R.L. Burnside, Eddie Hinton, Al Green, Beau Jocque, and Billy Lee Riley. Mullins -- who has produced and recorded artists such as Sam Myers, Lefty Dizz, Eddie Kirkland, Billy Branch, Bodeco and others, -- makes the connections between blues and other genres clear, but he never lets academia get in the way of a genuine rump-shaking good time. It’s called the Blues Party for a reason.