Upcoming Gigs

Dear Music Tribe –
Lots of cancellations here, and they reflect, of course, the uncertainty of these times. Each of our spring and summer bookings is linked to organizations and organizers who are already looking forward to re-scheduling the events, some during 2020 and some in 2021. And they understand the need, right now, to reduce health risks for us all. So check back. We’ll be performing and teaching and jamming with you all soon.
Meanwhile, we are both healthy, and grateful for the time to play music together at home. We are making time to practice and write. And oh, the home cooking! Big news here is that the 1000 piece picture puzzle is finally out of the box! When that is the big news, you know we have settled in for a bit.
We wish you all health, and safety, and peace through these troubled and troubling times.
Lorraine and Bennett Hammond
  • Fri
    14
    Jan
    2022
    7:30 pm

    Join us for a concert of traditional songs and instrumentals, with some of our own songs and tunes too. We are really looking forward to the evening.

    The concert will be streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel. A link to the concert and a reminder will be emailed to registered attendees a day before the concert. Register at: https://ti.to/oldsongs/thehammonds

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  • Sat
    22
    Jan
    2022
    7:00 pmVanilla Bean Café in Pomfret, CT

    Great music ahead this coming Saturday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. when Bennett and I join Howie Bursen and Sally Rogers and John Bailey at the Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret, CT for a livestream fundraiser for the local Emergency Food Bank. There will be an online after-party too. And twenty lucky, well vaccinated, folks can buy in-person tickets too. Hope to see you there! For full ticket info: ttps://www.musae.me/vanillabeancafe/experiences/1258/emergency-food

    Howie Bursen's 30th Annual Emergency Foodbank Benefit

  • Mon
    24
    Jan
    2022
    7:30 pm

    Monday, January 24, the Hammonds offer their next SAMW “Hammond Jam” (virtual) starting at 7:30 p.m. You will find them that night on Lorraine's Facebook homepage: https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.l.hammond. With Groundhog Day fast approaching, you’d best brush up on your version of that folk classic. Lorraine and Bennett will have their version ready too, along with lots of other songs and tunes for you to play and sing along with at home.

    SAMV Virtual Jam January 2022

  • Fri
    25
    Feb
    2022
    Sun
    27
    Feb
    2022
    Groton, MA

    Winter Acoustic Music WeekendOn the weekend of February 25- 27, 2022 the SAMW/WUMB Winter Weekend returns in person in Groton, MA, and we’ll be teaching, jamming, and performing with John Kirk and Trish Miller, Ben Pearce, Bob Halperin, Rachel Sumner and John Doerschuk. We are nearly sold out, so check out our website and register promptly! https://samw.wumb.org/camps/winter-weekend-2022/

  • Fri
    22
    Apr
    2022
    Sun
    24
    Apr
    2022
    Prindle Pond Conference Center, Charlton, MA

    And registration has just opened for Mandolin Camp North in April (22 – 24), and Banjo Camp North in May (13 – 15). You’ll find the details at https://musiccampsnorth.com/ Bennett and I will teach at both camps!