Music on Norway Pond
Concert is about an hour long with no intermission. Tickets are available at the door and are $10.\
Contact Jody Simpson: 603-525-9303 for details
visit Lorraine and Bennett Hammond’s web site
“Quite simply acoustic music at it’s finest,” says Dirty Linen Review.
Lorraine, renowned master of the Appalachian dulcimer, also plays banjo, mandolin and Celtic harp and is an expressive singer and songwriter. Bennett, a superb finger-style guitarist and recent convert to the five string banjo, names “the three Bs”, Bach, the blues and Buddy Holly, as major influences.
Together, the Hammonds are versatile musicians and engaging entertainers. Their warm stage presence is punctuated with wry humor, and their command of their instruments and musical genres is without flaw. The Boston Globe calls them “a dazzling, witty, eclectic, delightful duo.”
The duo’s repertoire ranges in style from classical through Celtic, blues and contemporary. They sing both traditional and original songs and can be heard on over thirty recordings as featured artists, or enhancing the work of performers including Archie Fisher, Lui Collins and Bob Franke. Christine Lavin and Heidi Mueller are among the artists who have covered Hammond originals.
The couple live in Brookline, Massachusetts and their most recent releases, all on the independent folk label Snowy Egret Music, are Jingalo Gypsy featuring the duo, Bennett’s Rockafolky Banjo Tapes and Lorraine’s Muddy River Suite.
“More than just good pickers, Lorraine and Bennett are singers with an ear for traditional and contemporary songs. They work seamlessly together, blending instruments and voices.” . . . . .
Golden Link Folk Society
“…The Hammonds are folk musicians of the first order, devoted cultural activists, teachers, event organizers, and performers who love to introduce people to the joys of traditional music.”
The Boston Globe