Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
Fairfield Theatre Company welcomes the man who once had Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix both in his band for a night of legendary blues at StageOne.
Considered one of the world's premier acoustic blues artists, John Hammond was a 1985 Grammy award winner and has been nominated seven additional times in the past 30 years. Hammond was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011, has performed and recorded with Jimi Hendrix (discovered while playing in John's band), Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, JJ Cale, Tom Waits, The Band, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John and many more.
With his dynamic acoustic solo folk blues, John Hammond can often sound like an entire band all by himself. Hammond has been called a musical force of nature- with his relentless no-holds-barred guitar playing, alternately singing and wailing on the harmonica. It’s no wonder that he has played over 4000 concerts and continues to tour world-wide, entertaining audiences around the world.
Joining Hammond will be the Duke Robillard Band. Duke Robillard, best known as one of the founding members of Roomful of Blues, as well as one of the guitarists who replaced Jimmie Vaughan in the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1990, will bring his blues, rockabilly, jazz, American and rock & roll roots to this unforgettable evening at StageOne. Recognized by fans and fellow musicians as a premier guitarist, Duke has won four Blues Awards for "Best Blues Guitarist," and has earned a Grammy nods as well including on Bob Dylan `97 Grammy winning album Time Out Of Mind.
So head down and beat the cold this winter, and let the Blues heat up the soul!
Tickets: $38 Advance Members Save $3
Buy online: http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org
Box Office: (203) 259 - 1036
About the company:
Fairfield Theatre Company is a highly-acclaimed nonprofit performing arts organization located in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Connecticut. FTC presents nearly 200 performances and concerts each year featuring outstanding national talent on FTC’s StageOne in Fairfield and at The Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport. FTC’s intimate 200-seat StageOne venue is widely recognized as being one of the best places to see live entertainment and live music in Fairfield County. FTC is dedicated to providing the highest quality arts, entertainment, and educational experiences to the communities we serve in Fairfield County.