There is no other genre of music that says “SUMMER!” more than reggae– so come ready to dance on Tuesday, August 1, as Jamaica’s greatest practicing singer/songwriter and Grammy award nominee, Beres Hammond, returns to the Payomet stage!
Don’t be deceived by Beres Hammond’s cool profile. The playful smile, the unassuming demeanor, the beard and the cap and the spectacles might lull you into forgetting that you’re in the presence of an awesome musical talent, Jamaica’s greatest practicing singer/songwriter. Beres remains cool, though he knows that he’s one of a handful of people responsible for maintaining a mighty legacy of soulful reggae music—a select group of artists like Toots and Gregory, like Dennis and Bob.
Come to a Beres Hammond show and you will find delirious fans cheering and singing along with every word. He delivers each song with absolute confidence and freshness, his wiry frame soaring with the melody and story lines, thrilling the ladies in the crowd and revealing a few of the men’s secrets along the way. Few artists can tell a story and bring it to life more vividly than Beres.