John Hammond to Perform at Bridge Street Live, 5/24
John Hammond will perform at Bridge Street Live on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $27 GA, $40 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/JHammond2014.
Grammy winner John Hammond has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. "A blues legend...with a demeanor that belies his tear-it-up might before an audience" (The New York Times). Over the years, Hammond has released 35 albums. On occasion, he has had guest artists which have included Duane Allman, the Band, Charles Brown, Mike Bloomfield, JJ Cale, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John, G. Love, Charlie Musselwhite, Duke Robillard, Tom Waits, just to mention a few. A staple on the 60's Greenwich Village folk scene (and friend of Hendrix), Hammond is a commentator during the WNET fundraising special, PBS American Masters Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'. His last release Rough and Tough was a 2010 Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues Album.
"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," says renowned blues artist John Hammond's longtime friend and collaborator Tom Waits. "He's a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down."