Hammond and Hoffmann

Formidable blues double bill Sunday in Cazenovia

Best known for his barrelhouse singing style complemented by masterful slide-work on National steel guitars, Hammond keeps things interesting with occasional forays into rock and jazz.

At Clinton Square, he performed “Eyes Behind Your Head,” his homage to jazz pianist/vocalist Mose Allison, “Jungle Party,” a New Orleans stomper he learned from drummer Charles Otis, and “If You Want to Rock’n’Roll,” composed by doo-wop superstar Dion DiMucci.

The son of the late Columbia Records talent scout and producer John Hammond II, John Paul Hammond is an eight-time Blues Music Award winner and a six-time Grammy nominee, winning for his performance on “Blues Explosion,” a compilation from the Montreaux Jazz Festival.

Admission to Sunday’s concert costs $22 and tickets are available at Cazenovia Jewelry, the Sound Garden in Armory Square or via brownpapertickets.com; (800) 838-3006.

Russ Tarby is a contributing writer at Eagle Newspapers. He can be reached at russtarby@netscape.net.

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