The folk music ensemble Hammer and Pick has been playing for audiences in Western Illinois since the 1980's. Jon Wagner plays hammered dulcimer, banjo, guitar and harmonica, Jan Sams plays guitar and bass, John Heasly adds guitar and harmonica, and Wendy Anderson graces us with her fiddling as we all join in singing.
You may use the "contact us" link below, or contact Jon Wagner at (309) 550-4887, <email@example.com>; or Jan Sams at (309) 883-0955 <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you'd like to inquire about having us play for your planned public or private event. Our usual fee for a performance of up to two hours is $300, plus $100 if your event requires us to provide a sound enhancement system; fees may be adjusted or waived in special cases involving organizations that serve the public with limited funding.
Some samples from a live performance at the Carl Sandburg Birthplace Historic Site (before Wendy the fiddler joined us). We'll be updating our audio files as time goes on.
A couple of Irish jigs!
Video by Jeff Hatch.