Lorraine Hammond is an exceptional Appalachian dulcimer player, who after decades of concerts, workshops, teaching and recording can take much of the credit for the instrument’s current popularity. In addition, she plays folk harp, mandolin and five-string banjo.
Bennett Hammond is a superb finger-style guitarist who claims inspiration from the three B’s: Bach, Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley. He, along with Lorraine, produce some of the finest acoustic music around. Together, they are simply magical.
This concert is to benefit Mutual Aid East Boston a mutual aid network in the Boston neighborhood of East Boston that's heavily affected by the viral outbreak and its financial fallouts. The Mutual Aid network is building a network of neighbors who can to help each other during these times. They are also providing food aid and financial assistance to families most affected. With hundreds of families left without the financial means to afford food or urgent needs, they can use all the help they can get.