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October 20, 2011, Melbourne, Australia

John Hammond Jr 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

Thursday  3/11/2011    Ruby's Lounge, Belgrave, Melbourne, VIC
Friday  4/11/2011Copping Hall, Copping , TAS
Saturday  5/11/2011The Wrest Point Show Room, Hobart, TAS
Sunday  6/11/2011Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Wednesday  9/11/2011Basement Discs ( lunchtime in-store ), Melbourne, VIC
Thursday10/11/2011The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday11/11/2011Way Out West, Williamstown, VIC
Saturday12/11/2011Meeniyan Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Sunday13/11/2011Harmony Row Vineyard, Kyneton, VIC
Wednesday  16/11/2011Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday17/11/2011Lizottes, Dew Why, Sydney, NSW
Saturday19/11/2011Patonga Blues Across the Bay Festival, Patonga, NSW
Sunday20/11/2011Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW
Tuesday22/11/2011The Basement, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday23/11/2011The Basement, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW
Friday25/11/2011Wave's @ Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW

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Chesky Records
Multichannel Hybrid SACD

John Hammond
Rough & Tough


February 13, 2011, Pacifica, CA

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A Hybrid SACD release from Reference Recordings receives a Grammy ® Award
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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

February 13, 2011, Winchester, VA

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A Dorian / Sono-Luminus CD has received a Grammy® Award.
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Leslie Ann Jones, Kory Kruckenberg & David Sabee, engineers
(Eliesha Nelson & John McLaughlin Williams)
Received the Award for
Category   95. Best Engineered Album, Classical

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