Dov Hammer is has been at the
forefront of the Blues scene in Israel for over 2 decades. Today he is
the frontman for "The Blues Rebels", and in the past has led "The Daily
Blues" and "CG & The Hammer". His original music has appeared on 6
albums (one by "The Daily Blues" , four of CG & The Hammer and one
solo acoustic album "Going Deep").
the years he has played with many great Blues artists, including Joe
Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson, Bernard Allison, Zora Young , Deitra Farr,
Billy Branch, "King" Earnest Baker, Paul delay, Hans Theesink, Willie
Kent and others.
from the USA, now living in Tel Aviv, Hammer started playing harmonica
while serving in the Israeli army, finding it much more practical to
carry around then the bass guitar he had played before. After a year of
busking on the streets in the USA and Ireland, Dov Hammer joined the
band of Canadian blues artist Ted Cooper for four years of non-stop
He has played at
the prestigious Rochester (NY) Jazz Festival in 2005 and toured eastern
Europe, playing at the “Blues nights” festival in Lithuania in 2007. Dov
Hammer has also played onstage and on the recordings of many top
Israeli pop artists, such as Yahli Sobol, Shai Gavso, Miki Gavrielov and
Arkadi Duchin, with whom he recorded a TV special. His harmonica
playing is also featured on many TV commercials and film soundtracks.
This is why he prefers playing Seydel harmonicas: “These
are great harmonicas – durable, responsive , airtight, great sound.
They sound just right, straight out of the box - What more can you ask