John Paul Hammond is an American singer and musician. He usually plays acoustically, choosing National Reso-Phonic Guitars and sings in a barrelhouse style. He won one Grammy Award and been nominated for four others.
On a very special episode, we talk to John Hammond about the blues, recording with Tom Waits, The Search for Robert Johnson, and meeting a young G. Love (Garrett). He also tells us about overcoming his stutter, getting acknowledgement from Howlin’ Wolf and other legends, and being a one man band. This episode of Cigar City Radio is sponsored by @NoClubs / StateMedia.com #WeAreConcerts -- More Podcasts: Episode Archive Subscribe to Cigar City Radio: iTunes | Spotify | Android | Stitcher | RSS Connect with us: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Join Our Mailing List
John Hammond was kid from New York with a dad in the music industry, so it's no surprise he became a recording artist. But it was a bit unexpected that he became obsessed with the Blues at an early age. As one of the premiere Blues artists of the past six decades, John tells Marc about the connections he's made along the way, from Howlin' Wolf to Bob Dylan to The Band to Cheech and Chong. Plus, the always excitable Michael Rapaport returns to the garage to talk about his new book, This Book Has Balls. This episode is sponsored by the Movie Crush podcast and Squarespace.
In Episode 4 of the podcast, I speak with the legendary blues artist John Hammond. John has had an incredible career that spans over 5 decades. Since his debut in 1965, John has recorded over 40 albums, and has worked with luminaries in the field such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, The Band, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and many more. During the 70's and 80's John stayed true to his roots and almost singlehandedly kept the solo country and delta blues styles alive. John and I had a great conversation that touched on his guitar playing, his recording history, a memorable night in New York that had him playing with BOTH Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton in his band, signing numerous record deals that never seemed to quite work out, how the Wicked Grin record with Tom Waits almost never happened, and lots more! Leave some comments - we love to hear from you!
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