"Kato’s drive was relentless even back then because he did so much with so little. He didn’t need a fancy electric guitar to be whole. All he needed was a guitar that he could pluck and do his thing because he’d figure the rest out later." --Byron "BJ" Jackson, formerly of Rare Essence

"Kato’s drive was relentless even back then because he did so much with so little. He didn’t need a fancy electric guitar to be whole. All he needed was a guitar that he could pluck and do his thing because he’d figure the rest out later." --Byron "BJ" Jackson, formerly of Rare Essence

"Kato’s drive was relentless even back then because he did so much with so little. He didn’t need a fancy electric guitar to be whole. All he needed was a guitar that he could pluck and do his thing because he’d figure the rest out later." --Byron "BJ" Jackson, formerly of Rare Essence

"Kato’s drive was relentless even back then because he did so much with so little. He didn’t need a fancy electric guitar to be whole. All he needed was a guitar that he could pluck and do his thing because he’d figure the rest out later." --Byron "BJ" Jackson, formerly of Rare Essence
"What resounds throughout the book is the story of an indigenous musical culture that has survived drug-related violence, race and class prejudices, and the deaths of a number of its beloved local stars. In between the lines of Hammond’s own story, one thing is clear: Go-go prevails due to the extraordinary dedication and perseverance of both the musicians and their fans."
- Washington City Paper

"...a personal tale, exploring his life story and the hold that go-go has had over him for nearly four decades."
- WAMU (American University) Bandwidth

"Here, we see the truth of how a young Black community’s self-motivation and peer mentoring, as well as constructive civic programs and arts education, were components of a compelling musical movement."
- DC Brand 99

In the tradition of the autobiography/memoir, TMOTTGoGo's Kato Hammond opens up for the first time about the inside stories of his life growing up in the legendary musical genre of Go-Go — which is still going strong today.Take Me Out To The Go-Go, Kato Hammond exposes his unrepentant, unbridled life as a guitarist, actor, dancer, playwright, through bands such as Pure Elegance, Little Benny & The Masters, and Proper Utensils, to the Godfather of Go-Go Media. He delves deep into his volatile, profound, and enduring relationships and reveals an ultimate story of endurance, that started in the 1970s with a young Kato, a kid who despite negative statistics, took bold steps and sacrifices through lessons learned.Kato takes you through a personal look into a human story through the Go-Go music culture, the people who inspired him, the ones who enabled him, the ones who tried to control him, the ones who changed him, the one's who gave him opportunities, and the ones who tried to take them away. Take Me Out To The Go-Go is a whole story: a loner’s story, a musician's story, an actor’s story, a writer's story, a recovery story, a love story, a success story, a failure story, a visionary story, and a re-construction story. Along with this book comes a FREE CD, a soundtrack of the same title, depicting the music and culture illustrated inside of the book.