John Hammond

By Don Wilcock On January 24, 2012, 1950s rock and roll star Dion Di Mucci released the third CD in his blues trilogy, Tank Full of Blues. The first two, Bronx in Blue and Son of Skip James, were largely covers of classic delta blues songs. On Tank Full of Blues Dion discovers his own…

Read More Dion: Blues Taught Me How to Live; Part Two

Well here I sit, recovered from another exhilarating Blues festival in Norwich, NY. In it’s 19th year of all volunteer festival sponsorship Eric Larsen & crew shows what can be accomplished when activism and dedication take to the front. Starting in 2003 with headliners Anson Funderberg and Sam Meyers, thru 2003 featuring Shemekia Copeland, Guy…

Read More Chenango Blues Festival Just the Best One Day Festival Around !

Now in it’s 19th year, The Chenango Blues Fest has repeatedly presented it’s attendees with the higest quality Blues performers available. In 2010 it gave us John Nemeth, E.G. Kight Watermelon Slim & Marica Ball. Back in 2007 Janiva Magness, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers and Eric Lindell.  Ok so go back to 1997…

Read More 19th Annual Chenango Blues Fest: August 19-20, 2011

Those of you who are familair with my writings migjht remember a little over a year ago when I first put fingers to keyboard to capture my experiences at the Blues Music Awards. Well I’m at it again. With these little snippets or ‘amuse bouches’ (happy mouths in French Culinary terms) I will give you…

Read More Amuse Bouche – 32nd Blues Music Awards