The Hammer Smith Band

The Hammer Smith Band


Harmonica-based ROCKIN' Blues w/ jazz overtones Freddie King meets Little Walter meets Pat Metheny meets The Beatles. We seamlessly blend original tunes with blues and the occasional surprise ! .


Bandleader, lead sing singer, songwriter,guitarist, harp player
Hammer Smith has a long track record of recording
harmonica on the records of the biggest names in the business: Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Sammy Hagar, Dolly Parton, The Stylistics, Queen Latifah, Art Garfunkel, Gary Wright, Rickie Lee Jones, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Hiroshima, John Hiatt, John Tesh, Bernie Taupin (Elton John's lyricist)


Jamocha -Pony Canyon Records; Chris "Hammer"
Smith-Agenda; I'm The One-self-produced; Down But Not Out -Herman's; Livin' On My Own-Herman's
Jamocha,Jah,You &Me airplay in Europe & Japan
Agenda record went to #9 in US on R&R's NAC chart

Set List

Depends widely on environment. Colleges and festivals, clubs anything goes; Hideaway, My Babe,
Everybody Needs Somebody, I'm Ready, Mystery Train, Walk Don't Run, Room To Move,Goin' Up To The Country. Typically @ clubs 1 hr. sets. We have tons of material.