Saturday, February 2, 2008

An Evening With Mr. Hammond

I was lucky enough to finally get an opportunity to see John Hammond live and in a small venue (smoke free & great beer) on Friday night. He's been someone who I have been listening to for years. I have easily a dozen of his recordings from when vinyl was what they were made of and it was all analog.

His latest recording, Push Comes To Shove, is most excellent and is getting good reviews. It's been in heavy rotation in the player in the Element and in the iPod. He played (solo) most of this disc and a bunch of other old stuff. He was also telling stories of his career and encounters with other blues musicians. I'm now counting the days until the next show I'll see there, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

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