Culture Connect Featured Event
From the Blues Hall of Fame to the historic Chester Meetinghouse comes John Hammond, a legend in the world of acoustic blues guitar. His concert, to be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m., is sponsored by the Collomore Music Series in its 39th season. Hammond has been likened by critics to Robert Johnson, combining powerful guitar and harmonica playing with expressive vocals. Tom Waits describes John’s sound as "so compelling, complete, and soulful it is impossible to imagine improving on it. He’s a great force of nature.” A seven-times Grammy nominee, Hammond was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. A reception will be held after the concert so the audience can meet John Hammond.