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Friday, July 9, 2010 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)
Friday, July 9 ~ John Hammond
Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 Members
Available in advance at the Maia Papaya Café, Bethlehem, Village Book Store, Littleton. Reserved front & center seating $35 (available on-line only).
Showtime: 8 PM, Box office & refreshments @ 7 PM
"John's sound is so compelling, complete, symmetrical and soulful with just his voice, guitar and harmonica, it is at first impossible to imagine improving it... He's a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down." - Tom Waits With a career that spans over three decades, John Hammond is one of handful of white blues musicians who was on the scene at the beginning of the first blues renaissance of the mid-'60s. That revival, brought on by renewed interest in folk music around the U.S., brought about career boosts for many of the great classic blues players, including Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, and Skip James. Some critics have described Hammond as a white Robert Johnson, and Hammond does justice to classic blues by combining powerful guitar and harmonica playing with expressive vocals and a dignified stage presence. Within the first decade of his career as a performer, Hammond began crafting a niche for himself that is completely his own: the solo guitar man, harmonica slung in a rack around his neck, reinterpreting classic blues songs from the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. He remains one of the world's premier acoustic blues artists. A tireless performer, he continues to tour world-wide on an annual basis. His impressive recording carreer includes:
2010 GRAMMY Nominee for Rough & Tough (Best Traditional Blues Album)
1985 GRAMMY Winner for his performance on Blues Explosion, a compilation from the Montreux Jazz Festival also featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan, Koko Taylor and others
2006 GRAMMY Nominee In Your Arms
1999 GRAMMY Nominee Long As I Have You
1998 GRAMMY Nominee Found True Love
1994 GRAMMY Nominee Trouble No More
1993 GRAMMY Nominee Got Love If You Want It
Blues Music Award Winner: 2004 & 2003 for Best Acoustic Blues Artist, 2002 for Best Acoustic Album for his Tom Waits produced Wicked Grin
Featured on 2010 Blues Music Awards Nominated Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to the music of the Mississippi Sheiks (Acoustic Album of the Year)
2002 GRAMMY Nominee for Best Historical Album Washington Square Memoirs Box Set "John Hammond is a master... He is a virtuoso. A Conjurer... A Modernist... John is in a very small circle of men with a guitar and a harmonica. Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan. The guitar is an orchestra. He's sending messages. Storytelling. All mystery. Protection. The language goes out through the night... The Big Boom. Boom the room." - T Bone Burnett