Legendary Blues Artist John Hammond Jr. began his Australian tour at Ruby's Lounge in Belgrave, Victoria on Thursday, November 3, 2011.
John Hammond Jr. is a 2011 Blues Hall of fame inductee, Blues Music Award winner 2011, 2004, 2003 for best acoustic artist of the year, 2002 for Best Acoustic Album for his Tom Waits produced Wicked Grin and 1985 Grammy award winner, John Hammond Jr, is arguably the best exponent of acoustic blues guitar in the world.
His music career spans nearly 50 years, has released over 30 albums, scoring a soundtrack along the way, (Little Big Man - starring Dustin Hoffman) and the freight train, that is John Hammond Jr., keeps barrelling along. He's a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down. - Tom Waits
Hammond has earned the respect of many blues legends like John Lee Hooker, Roosevelt Sykes, Duane Allman, Robbie Robertson, and Charlie Musselwhite, all of whom have contributed their musical talents to Hammond's records. He is the only musician to boast having Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton in his band at the same time - even if it was only for a short time.
John plays solo and acoustic; a National Steel, Guild 12-String and Stubbs 6-String guitars and harmonica. John Hammond is a master a virtuoso, a conjurer a modernist he's in a very small circle of men with a guitar and a harmonica. Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan. The guitar is an orchestra. - T Bone Burnett
Multichannel Hybrid SACD
Rough & Tough
A Hybrid SACD release from Reference Recordings receives a Grammy ® Award
RR-120SACD ~ BRITTEN'S ORCHESTRA
Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern, conducting
Received the Award in
Category 94. Best Surround Sound Album. For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.
Producer David Frost also Received the Award in
Category 96. Producer Of The Year, Classical
A Dorian / Sono-Luminus CD has received a Grammy® Award.
DSL-90911 ~ QUINCY PORTER: COMPLETE VIOLA WORKS
Leslie Ann Jones, Kory Kruckenberg & David Sabee, engineers
(Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams)
Received the Award for
Category 95. Best Engineered Album, Classical