Bio

"Dov Hammer is an artist be seen and not just heard. Dov sings and plays a harmonica 
with total body and soul. His love for the Blues is contagious, and his authentic performance immediately engages his audience in this passion. 
Seeing and hearing Dov perform is a moving and highly enjoyable 
experience "

Yehudit Vinegrad ,Manager and Producer of Jacob's Ladder Folk 
Festival.



For over two decades now,Dov Hammer has been Israel`s premier Blues artist. Singer , songwriter and harmonica player, his live performances and recordings embody the spirit of the Blues -  intense and  passionate, yet danceable and grooving,  soulful and humorous, personal yet universal, deeply rooted in tradition while modern and up-to-date.

Originally from the USA, Dov Hammer currently lives in Tel Aviv , Israel. He performs with various backing bands, including   Dov Hammer & The Allstars - a 4-piece band that plays classic Chicago Blues, and Dov Hammer's Blues power, an acoustic band that plays roots Delta Blues. 
Over the years, he has recorded 8 albums of original Blues,under his own name, as well as with the various bands he has led: The Daily Blues, CG & The Hammer and the Blues Rebels. His recording credits also include sessions with Israels top artists, TV commercials, film soundtracks, and many televised concerts.
He has shared stages with many great American Blue artists, such as Joe Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson, Billy Branch and many others,as well as some of the cream of Israeli rock. He is currently at work on a new solo album, to be released in late 2018 - stay tuned !

Albums:

The Blues Rebels

 - "Voodoo land" (2016)

 - "Open road"  (2015)

CG & The Hammer:

- "Something good: the Memphis sessions" (2012)

- "Live in Tel Aviv" (2010)

- "Blues Heaven"  (2008)

 - "Feels like home" (2002)

Dov Hammer (solo acoustic album) "Going deep " (2004)

The Daily Blues - "Trouble" (2000)



 


Overseas tours and Festival appearances:

- 2004, CG & The Hammer USA tour (Ohio and Chicago)

-2005 CG & The Hammer USA tour (Florida, Alabama Mississippi and Tennessee - includes IBC semifinals and international showcase)

- 2005 Dov Hammer band - Rochester international Jazz festival (Rochester, NY)

- 2007 Dov Hammer Lithuania tours, including "Bliuzo Naktys (Blues nights)" festival

- 2009 CG & The Hammer USA tour (Florida, Alabama, Tennesee) - including IBC semifinals, international showcase and "Kings of Beale  st." showcase

- 2013  CG & The Hammer Germany Tour

- 2017  The Blues Rebels Germany Tour


American Blues Artists Dov Hammer has played with :

Joe Louis Walker, Lucky Peterson, Bernard Allison, Zora Young, Paul deLay, Billy Branch, "King" Earnest Baker, Deitra Farr, Willie Kent, Charlie Sayles, Alan Haynes, Hans Theesink and others. Also played the opening show for Johnny Winter.


Israeli artists Dov Hammer has played with:

Yitzhak "Churchill" Klepter, Miki Gavrielov, and Danny Litani, Daphna Armoni , Ephraim Shamir and others.

Recordings:

Yahli Sobol, Arkadi Duchin, Iggy Waxman , Shai Gavso, and many others. Also has played harmonica for several TV ads, and the soundtrack of the film "The Ballad of the weeping spring".

Recorded TV specials for Israeli educational TV with Arkadi Duchin and Lazer Lloyd, and several shows by the Daily Blues and CG & The Hammer have been televised on Israeli channel 2.


Previous bands include : The Ted Cooper band (1990-93), Kaya (reggae-funk band, 1994-96), Damesek Eliezer Blues band (1996-97) The Daily Blues (1997-2000) , CG & The Hammer (2000-2012) and The Blues Rebels (2012-2018).

Testifying june 2013