Dov Hammer

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Dov Hammer

Dov Hammer is has been at the forefront of the Blues scene in Israel for 30 years. Formerly the frontman for "The Blues Rebels", "The Daily Blues" and "CG & The Hammer", he has returned to performing under his own name , playing acoustic and electric Chicago-style Blues.
His original music has appeared on 9 albums , most recently on “BlueSoul” released in the summer of 2019. Over 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, Jimmy Johnson and others.
Originally 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 Blues.
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. in 2013 and 2017 he performed in germany with CG & The Hammer and The Blues Rebels, respectively.
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 for?”

photo credit: Peter Vit
Dov Hammer
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