Second Saturday Music Series Kicks Off with John Hammond

John Hammond kicks off the Second Saturday concert series on April 9. Photo provided.

Grammy-nominated blues musician, John Hammond, kicks off the Second Saturday concert series on April 9 with an evening of soulful renditions of timeless blues classics.  The free concert in Basin Spring Park begins at 5:00 p.m.

 Heralded by the New York Times as a "blues legend with a voice like Robert Johnson's," Hammond reinterprets some of the blues' most venerated compositions with originality and intensity. His raw, live performances showcase the musician's genius combination of gritty vocals, slide guitar, and accompanying harmonica.

With over 50 years since his first album debut, John Hammond has released over 34 albums and continues to tour tirelessly across North America.  Hammond's work has received both popular and critical acclaim across the world. The blues veteran has been nominated for four Grammy awards and received the 1985 Grammy award for his performance of "Blues Explosion," which featured Stevie Ray Vaughan, Koko Taylor, and many others.  In 2011, Hammond was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

Second Saturday Music in the park is brought to you by the Eureka Springs CAPC and runs April through October. 


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