Raw feelings, quick wit and authentic emotion are just a few of the ways you could describe Ed Hamell’s music, also known as Hamell Trial. Armed with a battered 1937 Gibson acoustic guitar he strums like a machine gun, a politically astute mind that can’t stop moving and a mouth that can be profane one minute and profound the next, Hamell sets his sights on some classic subjects and some personal ones, too. His performances invoke thoughts of the great rebellious comedians and social commentators of the past: Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks, and even a bit of Sam Kinison. Hamell is a great mind; acoustic punk rock mixed with a traveller’s soul. There’s no way around his obscenity, but in that is a willingness to fight for the freethinkers of the world. Hamell On Trial is a refreshing punk rock bomb on the unsuspecting folk singer-songwriter world and above all else a preacher of common sense and truth. Hamell On Trial performs tonight, January 15th at Strange Brew Lounge Side. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm. You can get tickets at StrangeBrewLoungeSide.com.
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