Album review: John Hammond, John Hammond Live (1984)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 1, 1984 By Steve Newton If you happened to see John Hammond's recent Vancouver appearance, this LP--recorded live at McCabe's Concert Hall in Santa Monica, California last year--should prove a worthy remembrance of that night. Performing solely on acoustic guitar, and with his own harmonica accompaniment, Hammond gets to the root … Continue reading Album review: John Hammond, John Hammond Live (1984)

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has a secret weapon

TWO WEEKS AGO I got turned on to one of the coolest musical acts ever, when veteran Vancouver promoter and blues expert Ron Simmons sent in some info on the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. It got me watching the video for “Devils Look Like Angels”, a tune off the group’s latest album, Between the Ditches, and … Continue reading Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has a secret weapon