Fuse swamp horror & slide guitar in unholy matrimony, and you get the dirtiest blues from the darkside.
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K.K. Hammond is a slide guitarist and singer-songwriter. She takes her influence from the Delta Blues players of the 1930s, the roots music of Appalachia and its ancestors and some of the metal music of her past. Fusing the vibe of the swamp with a sprinkle of Southern gothic horror, K.K. writes traditionally inspired roots music but twists it her own new way for a unique and untapped sound that appeals to a whole new modern audience as well as classic blues fans.
K.K's music has garnered critical acclaim worldwide as well as airplay on a multitude of blues radio shows internationally. This includes the Cerys Matthews BBC Radio 2 Blues Show and the award winning Gary Grainger Blues Show.
A video of K.K. playing a slide guitar cover of "Nothing Else Matters" with her good friend Kaspar "Berry" Rapkin accompanying her on banjo was shared by Metallica on their official TikTok and described by them as "Incredible"!
Upon its release, her single The Ballad of Lampshade Ed (featuring her good friend and fellow bluesman David & the Devil) championed a number one spot in the UK iTunes Blues chart. Her debut album "Death Roll Blues" is set for release on March 31st 2023.
U.K. born, K.K. took an interest in guitar, Americana and the Blues from an early age when watching her father play flamenco guitar. She spent some years exploring the back roads of the USA eventually settling in the English Countryside, where she lives and works on a farm. A self-professed hermit living in an isolated spot in the woods, K.K. enjoys exploring the wilderness surrounding her home to seek inspiration for her song writing.
K.K has a burning passion for resonator guitars and has a collection of Mule Resophonics and National Resophonic which are her absolute pride and joy.
“I hear many young players and their debut recordings, but not many are pushing for their own sound and few use the roots as a foundation for their own creativity. K.K. does exactly that and has her own style, in fact it is more than a style, K.K. inhabits her own dark and mystical world. ” - Michael Messer
Photography by Nicole Klein, Justin Ramell and Nicola Grimshaw-Mitchell.