If it weren’t enough for blues fans that Blues Hall of Famer John Hammond will be performing at BlackRock next month, Germantown music lovers can get a free guitar lesson from Hammond, the bluesman who had a hand in getting Jimi Hendrix discovered.
Hammond is booked for a show on April 18, part of the art venue’s monthly series of Thursday night shows.
Hammond will teach a free workshop on guitar playing at 5:30. All students of guitar and lovers of guitar music are invited and welcome to either take part or observe, BlackRock announced on Wednesday.
Hammond is a Grammy Award winner whose career has included collaborations with Jimi Hendrix—discovered while playing in Hammond’s band—Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Duane Allman, and Tom Waits, to name a few.
If you go …
WHO: John Hammond, blues concert
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18
WHERE: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown
PRICE: Tickets cost $32
MORE: Purchase tickets at the box office: 240-912-1058 or online at www.blackrockcenter.org