I saw Hamell on Trial at Mississippi Studios Sunday night. I have only recently been introduced to his music, and this was my first time seeing him perform.
It was like Anton Levay (aww, c’mon, look it up.) dropped religion and picked up an axe.
I wouldn’t have thought that a 50-year-old bald guy with an acoustic (amplified) guitar would be considered “rock”. But wow, he just shredded that guitar, creating a cudgel of sound.
His energy and enthusiasm and sharp, wicked sense of humor were infectious.
A hell of a show; I enjoyed it hugely, and would happily go see him again.