Dov Hammer is Israel`s leading Blues artist. Born and Raised in Chicago, Hammer now risides in Tel Aviv, Israel. Over the years, as well as leading his own bands, he has also shared stages with some of the best American Blues artists, including Paul deLay,Billy Branch, Zora Young and the late King Earnest Baker.
After years of performing and recording with electric Blues bands,Dov Hammer felt the urge to return to his roots and play acoustic music. For the past 2 years he has held a steady Sunday night acoustic show at Tel -Aviv's only Blues club "Mike's Place". Accompanied by guitar virtuoso Ronnie Katz, Hammer utilized the stripped -down format to highlight the emotional power of the blues. The intensity and showmanship of these shows has attracted a steady and growing number of fans, and prompted the recording of this album.
Recorded and produced by guitarist Ronnie Katz, "Going Deep" features 12 original songs, many of them written in the wake of and under the influence of the tragic terrorist bombing of "Mike's place", the duo's "home club".
The Album features Hammer's songwriting prowess. Never content to repeat blues clichés, he uses the blues tradition as a platform for personal expression, while seasoning it with influences of other musical forms, such as country, bluegrass and rock.
Guest appearances are made on the album, by Hammer's former band mates, local rock and blues artist Danny Zuckerman, and slide maestro Assaf "Sweettooth" Rozov
"Dov Hammer is a master harmonica player..." - Peter Krampert, Author of "The encyclopedia of the Harmonica" www.eharmonica.net
"Dov Hammer is an artist be seen and not just heard. Dov sings and
with total body and soul. His love for the Blues is contagious, and
authentic performance immediately engages his audience in this passion.
Seeing and hearing Dov perform is a moving and highly enjoyable
Yehudit Vinegrad ,Manager and Producer of Jacob's Ladder Folk