Becoming a successful slide guitar player and singer-songwriter requires a combination of dedication, patience, and hard work. It is important to understand the basics of playing the slide guitar, such as proper hand and finger placement, basic chords, and scales. Additionally, one must become adept in various techniques, such as bending strings, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and vibrato. Additionally, it is important to develop a good sense of timing and rhythm. In addition to the technical aspects of playing the slide guitar, creating a unique and memorable sound is essential. Who knows this better than K.K. Hammond, who is a slide guitarist and singer-songwriter from the UK, who has been exploring different musical genres and styles, experimenting with various combinations of tunings, which has resulted in her creating a diverse repertoire of songs.
Over the years, she has become a well-known name in the music industry owing to her unique style of playing fuses together, resulting in a unique, captivating sound. She was born and raised in the North East of England. From a young age, she was exposed to a wide range of music genres. Her early influences included blues, folk, country and rock and roll. With a soulful voice and often improvisational approach to live performance, Hammond has quickly become one of the UK’s most beloved and respected singer-songwriters. Her songwriting is rooted in storytelling, often exploring the depths of the human condition. So are her live performances, which tend to be intimate and often include elements of storytelling, including her musical journey.
“I started out playing acoustic guitar, but soon realized that my true passion lay in the electric guitar. This encouraged me to start experimenting with different techniques, such as slide guitar and fingerpicking, and slowly I gained a good grip on the craft,” says the artist. K.K. Hammond’s musical style has evolved and changed over the years, as she has explored different genres with her songs being often characterized by their heartfelt lyrics and dynamic melodies. She says that her music often combines elements of different genres to create something fresh and original. Her music has been praised by critics for its raw authenticity and emotional depth, so have her captivating live performances which showcases her dynamic stage presence, which is captivating and engaging.
She is now all set to release her debut album ‘Death Roll Blues’, which is now available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon music. There’s a offer of an instant gratification track featuring David & the Devil with each purchase. The album will be officially released on all digital platforms, CD and vinyl on March 31st 2023. The album has been mixed and mastered by John Barrett and Oli Morgan at Abbey Road Studios. Here’s a strong inspiration to aspiring musicians all over the world by the name of K.K. Hammond. She has managed to create sounds that are captivating and engaging and she stands as a true testament to the power of music and the importance of following your own creative path.