Ed Hamell, aka Hamell on Trial, answers all your burning questions this Saturday, 11/21 4p - 5p EST on justin.tv.
How did he learn that show-stopping face solo? Are the crazy
characters in his songs, like Crackball Bob and Jackie, real? What's he
going to do next? Ask him yourself in real time on justin.tv/hamellontrial. Now that's entertainment!
We just can’t keep those tour horses in the stables; Ani and the band have added two more dates in March and April! Due to popular demand a second show has been added at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC on Saturday, March 7. This show will feature special guest Chad Stokes (State Radio, Dispatch). The tour bus will move on down the line to Indianapolis on April 29 for...
You may have noticed some changes to the special guests on the upcoming November tour... Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Pieta Brown had to cancel a few of the shows she was opening for on Ani’s November tour. Luckily we have our favorite one-man-punk band, Hamell on Trial, warming up the crowd in Syracuse, Red Bank and Poughkeepsie and Erin McKeown in Wilkes-Barre and Boston. Pieta is scheduled to jump...
If you’re a fan of Righteous Babe artists and are hungry for some live performances, get ready to gorge yourself on a triple-decker club sandwich of goodness, courtesy of Amsterdam’s Fab Channel. Monday, October 27’s triple bill of Ani, Hamell On Trial and Anais Mitchell will be streaming live from Amsterdam’s Paradiso stage on the channel’s website: Click here to watch Anais Mitchell (around 2:40pm EST): www.fabchannel.com/en/aniais_mitchell_concert/2008-10-27/ Click here to...
He’s a fearless, award-winning performer, perpetual road warrior and the bleeding heart Godzilla to Ann Coulter’s Mothra. Now you can add “prolific blogger” to Ed Hamell’s magnificently unconventional resume. The always-incisive, ever-hilarious commentary from the man behind Hamell on Trial can be seen on three different blogs – for the online magazine Blurt, CMJ's website and his own site, hamellontrial.com. You can subscribe to the latter site, and get...
If you’re late to the raving-mad-anti-establishment-comedy-storytelling-guitar-string-punishing-folk party that is Ed Hamell – or his nom de plume Hamell On Trial – have we got a package for you. On July 8, RBR releases Ed’s deluxe CD/DVD Rant & Roll, which captures his incomparable one-man show “The Terrorism of Everyday Life” and takes you on the road with the provocative, hysterical, potty-mouthed troubadour. The CD captures Ed’s Herald Award-winning “Terrorism...
Start your new year off right with Righteous Babe’s very own Hamell on Trial, Ani’s bass playing comrade Todd Sickafoose and other special guests as they join Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich’s “Resolution for Peace: A New Year’s Concert for the Community” on Monday night, December 31 at the MCAM TV-23 Studios in Manchester, New Hampshire. This special event is open to the public, will be televised live on TV-23 and...
If you’ve been keeping yourself up-to-date with the exploits of Hamell on Trial, then you’d know that he’s been in Scotland, performing at the venerable Fringe Festival. Well, our boy has done so well across the Atlantic that he was awarded the Herald Angel Award for his performance of “The Terrorism of Everyday Life.” Hailed by The Herald as having “pathos without sentiment and comment without compromise,” Hamell has finally...
Does this situation sound familiar? You check your email, and all you see in your inbox is a bunch of SPAM, a chain letter from your super-conservative relative about how you're going to hell, and an email from your boss telling you that it'd be great if you could have that report in by the end of the day? You're not alone. So why not spice it up a bit...
Not only have the folks up in his hometown of Syracuse recognized the musical genius of Hamell on Trial by inducting him into the Syracuse Area Music Award's Hall of Fame this May, music lovers all the way out in Scotland are taking notice as well. This August, Hamell on Trial will perform at the venerable Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Started in 1947, the Festival Fringe has become the...
Summer has finally arrived! Ani, bassist Todd Sickafoose and drummer Allison Miller are warming up for the “Handful of Dates” tour that kicks off July 11 in San Diego. As a bonus to your summer concert experience, Righteous Babe Anaïs Mitchell joins the tour (fresh from a wildly successful European tour) as a special guest in San Diego, San Francisco (7/14), and Santa Cruz (7/18). Melissa Ferrick and Anaïs will...
After years spent crossing the country on tour, anti-folk hero Ed Hamell emerges as the Kerouac of folk-rock, bringing forth both the heroism and decay of American culture in a one-man show of frantic guitar meets poetry and social critique. You don’t want to miss Hamell on Trial’s, “The Terrorism of Everyday Life.” We have an opportunity to give away a pair of tickets to each of Hamell on Trial’s...
The month of October brings Righteous fans two babes for the price of one when RBR new-comer Hamell On Trial joins The Little Folksinger on tour, assaulting stages and illuminating faces with stops in the southwest as well as Atlanta, New Orleans and Nashville. To check out where Ani is continuing on to with That 1 Guy, swing on over here. Find out where to catch the "one-man powerhouse of...
Righteous Babe Records is expanding its roster with the much-anticipated release of "Tough Love" by one-man punk band, Hamell On Trial. "Tough Love" marks Hamell's first studio album following a serious car accident and is loaded with arrangements that confront everything from sex, love, politics, near-death experiences, God, drug dealers and road trips with the frenetic energy of his incomparable live shows. Ani D. flexes her producing muscles and...