“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 his longtime friend and collaborator Tom Waits. “John Hammond is a master,” adds T Bone Burnett.
“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.”
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. John received two awards at the 2015 Blues Music Awards, including Best Traditional Blues Album for his release “Timeless” and Best Acoustic Blues Artist.