John Hammond confirmed for our 2021 festival!

John Hammond poses with a vintage dobro with a railroad track in the background.

Photo Credit

Kendall Messick

John Hammond is one of the world's premier acoustic blues artists: a Blues Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy award winner with 33+ albums to date, a 50+ year career, 8 Grammy nominations, 22 Blues Music Award nominations and 10 wins.  He is the only person who has ever had both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton in a band at the same time! In fact, Jimi Hendrix was discovered while playing in John's band.  Besides Hendrix and Clapton, John has performed or recorded with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, JJ Cale, Tom Waits, The Band, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John and many more.  A tireless performer, he continues to tour world-wide on an annual basis.

"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... He's a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down." — Tom Waits