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AMSDconcerts
@ Sweetwater Union High School
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
(619) 201-0520
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  • "John Hammond is not only 'America's modern country blues man,' he is 100% the 'real deal.'" ~ Paul Aaronson, Elmore
  • "He interpreted blues standards, gut-bucket boogie, country blues, and his original blues compositions about love gained and lost
    through the complex narrative of his own wayward soul…The blues are a living, breathing, and feeling thing, and Hammond in his
    fiftieth year on the road is a legendary master at live performance." ~ Blues Revue
  • "…a blues legend with a voice like Robert Johnson's and a demeanor that belies his tear-it-up might before an audience…"    ~ The New
    York Times
  • "Raw electric blues generate the album's primary thrust, riddled with cross-harp riffs, cresting organ runs, boogie piano breaks,
    stomping beats and Hammond's wonderfully weathered vocals." ~ The Washington Post, review of Push Comes To Shove
  • "A brilliant and prolific artist, John Hammond's reputation can only improve." ~ offBeat Magazine
  • "…like bourbon, his voice only gets more seductively potent with age." ~ Billboard, review of Ready For Love
  • The idea of having veteran bluesman John Hammond perform an album of songs written and produced by Tom Waits turns out to be
    every bit as pleasing to the ears as it appears on paper…What makes Wicked Grin such a splendidly untraditional blues album is spelled
    out in Waits' and Hammond's different approaches to ‘Murder In The Red Barn.' On 1992's Bone Machine, Waits bore down on the song
    like a man in possession of a terrible secret. When John Hammond sings it here, it's like that secret has been handed down for
    generations." ~ Rolling Stone, review of Wicked Grin
  • "…[A] tour de force by the veteran bluesman…An inspired match of artist, material and production, Wicked Grin is a Tom Waits album
    nobody thought possible and a John Hammond album nobody could have expected." ~ San Francisco Chronicle, review of Wicked Grin
September 30 @ 7:30pm
Winner:
ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR - "Timeless"
ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The Blues Music Foundation/Blues Hall Of Fame         
36th Annual Blues Music Awards
QUOTES/REVIEWS:
  • "…a bluesman to be reckoned with." ~ Time Out New York

  • "John's sound is so compelling, complete, symmetrical and soulful with just his voice,
    guitar and harmonica, it is at first impossible to imagine improving it... He's a great force
    of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down." ~ Tom Waits

  • "John Hammond is a master... He is a virtuoso. A Conjurer... A Modernist... John is in a
    very small circle of men with a guitar and a harmonica. Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf, Bob
    Dylan. The guitar is an orchestra. He's sending messages. Storytelling. All mystery.
    Protection. The language goes out through the night... The Big Boom. Boom the room."
    ~ T Bone Burnett
8 Grammy Nominations          10 Blues Music Awards          Blues Hall Of Fame Inductee
IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION:
ALL SALES FINAL -- NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
ALL ORDERS FILLED IN ORDER OF PURCHASE -- ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED*
*  By Row & Section number (seats are not numbered)
*  For more details, go to the
TICKETS page
TICKETS ARE
HELD AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP
ADVANCE SALES END @ NOON ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT
*  Unless the concert is shown as "SOLD OUT", tickets WILL be available at the concert
TICKET INFORMATION:
NOTES:  Next orders filled in row indicated (approximate -- +/- 1 row)        
............All tickets are Will Call (pick up at theater on night of concert)
Rows 1-5:
*** Premium Seating - $40 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your Premium Seat order will be filled in Row 5B/5C (+/- 1 row)
Rows 6-11:
*** Reserved Seating - $30 (+ $2/ticket fee) ***
Your ticket order will be filled in Row 9A (+/- 1 row)
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