Two of the outstanding blues groups appearing at this year's
International Blues Challenge set up shop at the Center for Southern Folklore
Store for an advance peak at this year's competition.Seattle-based guitarist/vocalist Son Jack Jr.
with his partner Michael Wilde on harmonica kick off the fun at 8:00
p.m. Wednesday, February 4 with the Israeli blues band CG and the Hammer
taking the stage for the nightcap.Admission is $6.00.The Center
for Southern Folklore Store is located at 123 S. Main Street @ the Peabody
Place Trolley Stop in the heart of Downtown Memphis.
"He must really love country blues because he
sure has the feel." Charlie Musselwhite
amazingly talented player and singer of the Delta Blues. Fans of the Delta
Blues will quickly fall in love with the unique way Son Jack Jr. offers his
special interpretation of that style." Blues
back porch, acoustic blues that's flavored with the founders of this art form.
If you have a soul his music connects to it." Bluesletter
& The Hammer
"Hammer's vocals and Harmonica are consistently
inspired...Shorer's guitar solos light up each track....the band wails with the
right combination of imagination and reverence for the Blues tradition" - David Brinn, "The Jerusalem Post"
"Dov Hammer is a master harmonica player...very authentic and
exciting Blues...rivaling anything you'll find here in Chicago" - Peter Krampert, Author of "The
encyclopedia of the Harmonica" www.eharmonica.net
"Dov Hammer is an artist be seen and not just heard. Hammer
sings and plays a harmonica with total body and soul. His love for the Blues is
contagious, and his authentic performance immediately engages his audience in
this passion. Seeing and hearing Dov Hammer perform is a moving and highly
enjoyable experience." -Yehudit
Vinegrad, Manager and Producer of Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival.