John Hammond, What Was the First Song You Ever Performed in Public?

John Hammond
John Hammond performing at the Egg in 2010

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

“‘No Money Down,’ the old Chuck Berry tune.

“It was 1960, and I was 18 years old, about to be 19. I was at a party, and I played it with a whole bunch of folks at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.”

Veteran blues guitar great John Hammond takes the legendary stage at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Saturday (April 6). Up-and-coming guitarist Quentin Callewaert opens the show at 8pm. Tickets are $55 in advance.

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