Dov Hammer has been known for 30 years as Israel's top Blues artist. The singer/songwriter/harmonica player has played with great US Bluesmen and led his own Blues bands is thousands of shows on stages across Israel, the USA and Europe.
In "Black flag", Dov Hammer steps outside his usual playing field with a one-of a kind Americana-style song. Sparked by the "Black flag" anti –corruption protests that have raged across Israel in the past year, the song is a personal reflection and reaction to the corruption that sparked the protests, and the violent reactions that the protesters have faced
To create this special song, Hammer has joined forces with a longtime friend and collaborator, guitarist Assaf "Sweettooth" Rozov. The two met in 1990 as up-and –coming blues musicians, backing their mentor, Canadian Bluesman Ted Cooper. Besides collaborating with Hammer in several bands and as an acoustic duo, Rozov has played at the prestigious Rochester Jazz festival, as well as touring and recording with major Israeli artists such as Miki Gavrielov and the band "Knesiat hasechel"
Dov Hammer has been at the forefront of the Blues scene in Israel for nearly 3 decades. He was the leader of "The Blues
Rebels","The Daily Blues" and "CG & The Hammer". "BlueSoul" is his 9th album (including 7 with those bands). He has appeared across Europe and the USA, and shared stages with some of the greatest living Blues artists, including Joe Louis Walker, Jimmy Johnson and Lucky Peterson...more