How should we start off the story?
In grade 7, he began to play bass in the school band thus embarking on a journey of self-expression through the strings. At first, he struggled and was constantly having his amp shut off by the music teacher. At this stage, a career in music seemed far from desirable. It wasn't until he began hearing the sounds of bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Jimi Hendrix that he became interested in doing anything musical. After spending as much as 12 hours a day doing nothing but playing guitar and bass did his musical skills finally begin to develop.
After starting High School, he began attracting the attention of many of the older kids who were cool, skipped school, smoked pot, and played rock n' roll. Soon he was playing bass in a band called Alien Ate It playing mostly covers of Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Rage Against The Machine, and other alternative bands. Before he knew it, the family was packing up and moving up to Berwyn, Alberta. Not knowing what else to do, Landon began teaching some kids he had met around town to play guitar, bass, and drums and form a band. Lacking a singer, he began to take up the vocal duties himself starting off by emulating singers like Kurt Cobain, Scott Wyland, Eddie Vedder, Jerry Cantrell, and Gavin Rossdale.
As he began to mature, he became enamoured with the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Pink Floyd. Soon the band began to move away from alternative rock covers to a more blues-based sound playing music by Hendrix, Vaughan, Pink Floyd, and the Doors. The discovery of the powerful music of the 60's and 70's began to draw him to the sounds of old blues artists such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Magic Sam and John Lee Hooker. Becoming frustrated with the musical ability of his friends, he began to seek out older, more experienced musicians, and soon hooked up with 40 year old drummer Dennis Comeau. Lacking a bass player, he realized that one was sitting right underneath his nose in the form of his father, Tony Cummings. Dragging his dad out of musical retirement, he began to play various gigs locally basing music around the electric blues of people like Hendrix and Vaughan.
After discovering Bob Dylan and the way he wrote songs and used words and lyrics, he became inspired to write his own songs. After loss of drummer Dennis Comeau, he then met up with Scott Macdonald and began rehearsing original material. With the help of Andrew Hagen, Landon Cummings and the Confusion recorded Dirty43Juice, his first album. Following this, they opened up for Wide Mouth Mason at Peace Fest 2000 and are currently in the midst of beginning long months of extensive touring.