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August 1st, 2013 0 Comments

Featured Sampler Artist – John Hammond

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About John Hammond

This week’s Featured Artist from our Wake Up Your Ears sampler is John Hammond.  From coffeehouses to concert halls, festivals and beyond, John Hammond has spent forty years entertaining blues, folk and rock audiences around the world, performing intense solo-acoustic blues.  A Grammy Award winner and four time nominee, Hammond is also a multiple W.C. Handy award winner who has shared the stage and/or recorded with many of the masters, including Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf.

 

Featured Track on Wake Up Your Ears

John Hammond throws his body and soul into this Tom Waits tune, “Get Behind The Mule.”  He stomps his feet, wails on his guitar, blows his harp, and sings like his life hangs in the balance. There’s total commitment to the blues, and this recording leaves nothing to your imagination. He’s all there.

 

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