Bluesman John Hammond
With over 33 albums to date, Hammond is one of a handful of artists who can say they have been steadily working and recording for over 50 years. Since his 1962 debut, he has recorded with artists including Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, JJ Cale, Tom Waits, The Band, John Lee Hooker, and Dr. John.
John, who won a Grammy for his performance on Blues Explosion (1985), has eight Grammy nominations and is a 10-time Blues Music Award Winner. He was the 2014 Blues Music Award Winner for “Acoustic Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year,” giving him a total of 10 Blues Music Awards and another 10 nominations. A tireless performer, he continues to tour world-wide on an annual basis.