Honored with two awards at the Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards in Memphis. On May 7, 2015, for Best Acoustic Blues Album for “Timeless” and Best Acoustic Blues Artist!
The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded blues music performers. The annual Blues Music Awards ceremony is the premier event for blues professionals, musicians, and fans from all over the world. (via www.johnhammond.com)
The blues live on whenever he is on stage. Also Tom Waits described the talented singer as sounding “like a big train is coming”. Because John Hammond is a name that rings out for anyone in love with the blues. He has been associated with some of the biggest artists of the ’60s, including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, The Band and more. In fact, Hendrix was “discovered” while performing in Hammond’s band!