Tickets $39, $42 & $45
Ticket options for this event includes, row seating, and cabaret seating.
Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 6:30. Show at 8pm.
Price Fixe and A La Carte Menus available for additional purchase.
Call up to 24 hours before show to reserve your discounted Price Fixe Meal!
"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
"…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
"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
"…like bourbon, his voice only gets more seductively potent with age." - Billboard, review of Ready For Love
"John Hammond is not only "America's modern country blues man," he is 100% the "real deal." - Paul Aaronson, Elmore
"…this SACD presents Hammond in crystalline studio sound, working with unflappable self-assurance through a setlist of blues from sources like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and Blind Willie McTell, adding Tom Waits's Get Behind The Mule and remaking his own Waitsian Slick Crown Vic. Apart from an unlikely Chattanooga Choo Choo, this has been more or less Hammond's standard mix for several albums now, but as long as he continues to approach such venerable material with ingenuity and some independence of mind, who would want to complain?" - Mojo, review of Rough & Tough
"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
"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
"…a bluesman to be reckoned with." - Time Out New York
"…[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
"If he doesn't get them with his phenomenal guitar playing or catchy songs, he gets them with his wonderful stories. True entertainers have an engaging spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it, David Bromberg has it, and so does Toby"
- John Platt ... Host of Sunday Morning Breakfast at WFUV
"Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away"
- Jorma Kaukonen
Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and founder of the Fur Peace Ranch Guitar Camp.
"Toby Walker is that rare performer that takes your breath away. In my book he's in a class by himself. Standards and originals are played with flawless blues guitar technique and sung with gutsy panache. A showstopper and ringtail roarer."
Your performance was phenomenal. There aren't many solo performers I'd hire that can wow an entire festival audience. It's amazing how you can make hundreds of people feel like they're a friend of yours after a single set.
I think you've also converted scores of folks who didn't realize they were Blues fans.
Howard Meirs - Director - Long Island Traditional Music Association
"The performance you gave us was outstanding in all respects. The magic and excitement of your musicianship was beautifully enhanced by your depth of knowledge and warm audience rapport. We seldom have the treat of hearing a performer who has learned their material directly from the original source. The tales of your travels in the south add delightful seasoning to the hearty banquet of your program. We consider your concert to have been a total success." ...Sybil Moser, Huntington Folk Music Society