Meet The Curse of K.K. Hammond, the spooky resonator blues connoisseur who prefers modern guitars and gives them names like “Hell’s Belle” and “Swamp Bitch”

The Curse of K.K. Hammond
(Image credit: Nicole Klein)

In the darkest depths of one of England’s many ‘shires resides a slide blues guitarist and self-confessed “resonator obsessive” who goes by the name The Curse of K.K. Hammond. 

Transfixed at a young age by the haunting beauty of the now almost century-old recordings left behind by the likes of Skip James, Robert Johnson and Blind Willie Johnson, her passion for the craft has long since become a way of life. Beavering away in near-solitude, she spends her days cooking up a unique brand of quirky, horror-infused blues with an exceedingly drool-worthy collection of resos for company.

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.