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Bass Icon Stu Hamm To Tour The US In Support Of New Album “The Diary of Patrick Xavier”

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Bass Icon Stu Hamm To Tour The US In Support Of New Album “The Diary of Patrick Xavier”

Legendary bassist Stu Hamm will be touring the US end of February in support of his highly anticipated new concept album “The Diary of Patrick Xavier”! Stu Hamm has been the go-to bass player for the world’s great musicians. Time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani has cemented his place among the greats and gave him the platform to display his pioneering bass techniques to adoring crowds worldwide.

“The Diary of Patrick Xavier”

2015 started out with a bang. My life was tossed in a blender, and I decided to go on a walkabout to sort things out. I booked as many gigs as possible and became the Flying Dutchman of bass players. Those of you who actually know me, know that I am always reading something. And, as much as I love the convenience of my Kindle, and reading comics on my iPad, nothing beats the feel and smell of actually holding a book in your hands. When I finish a book, I leave it in the seat pocket in front of me (if I’m in a plane), or hide it somewhere in the hotel room, where I hope that housekeeping won’t find it, but a bored, lonely fellow traveler might…pay it forward y’all!!

And so…I finished reading “The Shadow-Line” by Joseph Conrad on the beach in Pescara, and pedaled it back with me at the end of the day to Citta’Bianca Hotel and placed it on the bookshelf in the lobby…Then, something caught my eye…It stood out because what was written on the spine was in English. “The Diary of Patrick Xavier”. What I held in my hands was a diary of an American named Patrick Xavier who, after life changing events, had decided to travel for 18 months to find…???…and to keep a journal of his physical, emotional and spiritual journey. And now it gets weird. Although the Agent of Change that happened to Patrick was quite different from what happened to me, the experiences he was going through were just too close to my own to be ignored. We were searching for the same answers to the same questions.

Reading what he went through was heartbreaking, hilarious, inspiring, and all too familiar to me. Anyway, it was all very intriguing. This is how music is created. I came upon the idea to write songs based on P.X.’s journal entries…or at least the ones that mirrored my own experiences and that I could relate to in such a way as I could get the point of the text across musically. I won’t quote directly from his journal entries, but will give a brief description of what he wrote that moved me to write the music. Our man Patrick is a much better writer then me, or maybe…the writer I would have liked to become had my life tilted differently at key moments. The names and places have been changed to protect the guilty… the innocent can take care of themselves. – Stu Hamm

Stu Hamm has traveled the world from Boston to Belfast to Budapest, Bali and Berlin. He’s performed in a 19th century circus tent with Joan Baez, and recorded a duet of “Do Right Woman” with her. HAMM  has performed with Mick Jagger, played sold out shows at Royal Albert Hall and in front of 120,000 people in Mexico City with a Mexican Rock Band.

Hamm graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he met guitarist Steve Vai and, through him, met Joe Satriani. He played bass on Vai’s 1984 debut solo album, “Flex-Able” and in 1990 Hamm was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Degree from his Alma Mater.  He has performed and recorded with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Michael Shenker, Frank Gambale, and many other well-respected guitarists, however, it was playing live on tour with Satriani that brought Hamm’s skills to national attention. Subsequent recordings with Satriani and other rock/fusion artists along with the release of his own solo recordings (featuring keyboard player Tommy Mars, guitarists Alan Holdsworth and Robert Fripp, drummers Steve Smith and Tommy Lee), solidified his reputation as a bassist and performer.

Stu Hamm solo tour dates:
FEBRUARY 27, TUE – St. Paul, MN (Vieux Carré)
FEBRUARY 28, WED – Milwaukee, WI (Shank Hall)
MARCH 1, THU – Chicago, IL (Reggie’s)
MARCH 2, FRI – Indianapolis, IN (Irving Theater)
MARCH 3, SAT – Evansville, IN (Mojo’s BoneYard)
MARCH 4, SUN – St. Louis, MO (Fubar)
MARCH 6, TUE – Cincinnati, OH (MVP)
MARCH 7, WED – Detroit, MI (Token Lounge)
MARCH 8, THU – Cleveland, OH (Wilbert’s Music)
MARCH 10, SAT – Kenneth Square, PA (Kenneth Flash)
MARCH 11, SUN – New Hope, PA (Havana)
MARCH 15, THU – Marlboro, NY (The Falcon)
MARCH 16, FRI – Providence, RI (Alchemy)
MARCH 17, SAT – Boston, MA (The Middle East Upstairs)
MARCH 18, SUN – Brookline, NH (Oak Hill Music Hall)
MARCH 20, TUE – Piermont, NY (The Turning Point)
MARCH 21, WED – Pawling, NY (Darryl’s House)
MARCH 22, THU – Schenectady, NY (The Van Dyck Lounge)
MARCH 23, FRI – Syracuse, NY (Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown)
MARCH 25, SUN – Rochester, NY (Lovin’ Cup)
MARCH 27, TUE – Buffalo, NY (The Tralf)
MARCH 28, WED – Toronto, ON (The Garrison)

For more information:
www.stuarthamm.net/
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Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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Bass Legend Stu Hamm’s Rock Experience To Tour North America – Summer 2016!

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Bass Legend Stu Hamm’s Rock Experience To Tour North America – Summer 2016!

All-Star Trio Also Features Randy McStine on Guitar and Jeff Bowders on Drums

Los Angeles – STU HAMM has been THE go-to bass player for the world’s great musicians. Time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani has cemented his place among the greats and gave HAMM the platform to display his pioneering bass techniques to adoring crowds worldwide. Now, HAMM brings the “Greatest Rock Hits” of his long career to the road. Forming HAMM’s All-Star Rock trio are Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert, George Lynch, Ritchie Kotzen) on drums and on guitar, Randy McStine, (The Fringe, Lo-Fi Resistance). The STU HAMM Rock Experience begins in Phoenix, AZ on June 22 and plays 26 total shows in one month, ending in Sebastopol, CA on July 22 (Full tour itinerary below).

In regards to taking his talents on the road with this new trio this summer, why now? STU responds, “Well, I finally decided to give the folks what they want, and it felt like a good time to revisit some of my favorite musical moments of my career…and to RAAAAWKK. Fans are always yelling ‘Play a Polka’ and asking for Linus and Lucy, so here it comes y’all!”

As for the set list on this outing, “Fans of my work with Satch can expect highlights from ‘Live in San Francisco’ as well as those songs of his that really featured yours truly.” In addition, “Vai fans can count on hearing songs from my work on his FLEXABLE, PASSION & WARFARE albums.”

HAMM has traveled the world from Boston to Belfast to Budapest, Bali and Berlin. He’s performed in a 19th century circus tent with Joan Baez, and recorded a duet of “Do Right Woman” with her. HAMM has performed with Mick Jagger, played sold out shows at Royal Albert Hall and in front of 120,000 people in Mexico City with a Mexican Rock Band.

Hamm graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he met guitarist Steve Vai and, through him, met Joe Satriani. He played bass on Vai’s 1984 debut solo album, Flex-Able and in 1990 Hamm was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Degree from his Alma Mater. He has performed and recorded with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Michael Shenker, Frank Gambale, and many other well-respected guitarists, however, it was playing live on tour with Satriani that brought Hamm’s skills to national attention. Subsequent recordings with Satriani and other rock/fusion artists along with the release of his own solo recordings (featuring keyboard player Tommy Mars, guitarists Alan Holdsworth and Robert Fripp, drummers Steve Smith and Tommy Lee), solidified his reputation as a bassist and performer.

Randy McStine (Guitar, Vocals). Randy McStine is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and producer. Currently residing in Bronx, NY, McStine began playing guitar at the age of five. Performing and recording professionally by the age of ten, Randy has appeared on dozens of recordings. On stage and in the studio, he has worked with a diverse group of musicians, including members of Genesis, Tears For Fears, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Miles Davis, King’s X, Spock’s Beard, and many others. McStine currently fronts two original bands (The Fringe, Lo-Fi Resistance), and can be seen on tour throughout North America as lead vocalist and co-guitarist of PFX-The Pink Floyd Experience.

Jeff Bowders is a Touring, Recording and Educating drummer in Los Angeles. Most notably, he is recognized as playing drums for some of the greatest guitarist on the planet such as Paul Gilbert, George Lynch, Joe Satriani, Richie Kotzen, Larry Mitchell, Justin Derrico, and Michelangelo. When not corralling all the notes from guitar wizards, he has also had the opportunity to work with such artist as Puddle of Mudd, Shakira, Nelson and Graham Bonnet.

The Stu Hamm Rock Experience tour dates:

June 22 – Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
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June 23 – Santa Fe, NM Skylight
http://www.skylightsantafe.com/event/249182/stu-hamm
June 24 – Tulsa, OK Vanguard
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1204221?utm_medium=bks
June 25 – Little Rock, AR Vinos
June 26 – Dallas, TX Trees
http://www.treesdallas.com/event/1185495-stu-hamm-dallas/
June 27 – Bryan, TX Grand Stafford Theatre

Stu Hamm Rock Experience

June 30 – Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6725015&pl=smiths&dispatch=loadSelectionData
July 1 – St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0D0050AC095ABACD
July 2 – Raleigh, NC Pour House

Stu Hamm Rock Experience

July 4 – Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1202693?utm_medium=bks
July 5 – New York City, NY Studio at Webster Hall
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July 6 – Amityville, NY Revolution
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July 7 – Hartford, CT Infinity Music Hall
http://www.infinityhall.com/Events/stu-hamm-rock-experience-7-7-2016/
July 8 – Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6734645&dispatch=loadSelectionData
July 9 – Toledo, OH Ottawa Tavern
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1200067
July 10 – Eau Claire, WI The Plus
July 12 – Chicago, IL Reggie’s
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1193847
July 13 – Overland Park, KS Roxy
http://www.stubwire.com/event/stuhamm/kilroysroxybar/overlandpark/12754/
July 14 – Omaha, NE Waiting Room
http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5294225/stu-hamm-rock-experience–omaha-the-waiting-room
July 15 – Littleton, CO Toad Tavern
http://toadtavern.ticketfly.com/event/1205777
July 17 – Jerome, ID Diamondz Event Center
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2550876
July 18 – Kennewick, WA Roxy Bar
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1199905-stu-hamm-rock-experience-kennewick/
July 19 – Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
http://www.ticketmaster.com/stu-hamm-rock-experience-featuring-kim-seattle-washington-07-19-2016/event/0F0050B0AA652BAF?artistid=1962236&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=4
July 20 – Portland, OR Bossanova
http://cascadetickets.com/event/?performer_id=3732170
July 21 – Redding, CA The Dip
July 22 – Sebastopol, CA The HopMonk

For more information:
http://www.stuarthamm.net/
http://www.facebook.com/StuHammBass

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Bass Legend Stu Hamm To Embark On “Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016”

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Bass Legend Stu Hamm To Embark On “Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016”

Los Angeles – Bass legend Stu Hamm will be embarking on his “Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016” first of June! Having stunned audiences across the world with his innovative playing, Stu Hamm – the only bassist to win Guitar Player magazine’s readers award for both best rock bassist AND best jazz bassist in the same year! – has made a name as the go to bass player for the world’s great musicians. His time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani cemented his place among the greats and gave Stu the platform to display his pioneering bass techniques to adoring crowds worldwide.

Now promoting the release of his newest solo album “The Book Of Lies,” Hamm takes to the road with new music, including his petite suite for solo bass, and a host of stories and anecdotes for musicians and non-musicians alike. A gut rumbling mix of new and old hits mixed with Stu’s trademark humor and story-telling make for a unique show like no other.

Says Stu, “I promise an entertaining evening of music and stories from my 43 years of playing bass with some of our generation’s’ greatest musicians!”

Songs & Stories Tour 2016

June 2, 2016 – US – New Hope, PA – Havana
June 3, 2016 – US – Schenectady, NY – The Van Dyck
June 4, 2016 – US – New York, NY – Spectrum (Masterclass at 2pm)
June 5, 2016 – US – New York, NY – Spectrum (Shows at 6PM & 8PM)
June 6, 2016 – US – Asbury Park, NJ – The Saint
June 7, 2016 – US – Dunellen, NJ – Roxy & Dukes (Presented by NJ ProgHouse)
June 8, 2016 – US – Buffalo, NY – Sportsmens Tavern
June 9, 2016 – CA – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
June 10, 2016 – CA – London, ON – London Music Club
June 12, 2016 – US – Detroit, MI – The Token Lounge
June 13, 2016 – US – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
June 14, 2016 – US – Cleveland, OH – Nighttown
June 16, 2016 – US – Charleston, WV – The Empty Glass
June 17, 2016 – US – Pittsburgh, PA – PGH Winery

Born in New Orleans, Hamm spent his childhood and youth in Champaign, Illinois, where he studied bass and piano, played in the stage band at Champaign Central High School, and was selected to the Illinois All-State Band. Hamm graduated from Hanover High in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1978 while living in Norwich, Vermont. Following high school, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he met guitarist Steve Vai and, through him, met Joe Satriani. Hamm played bass on Vai’s debut solo album, Flex-Able, which was released in 1984. In 1990 Hamm was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Degree from his Alma Mater.

Hamm has performed and recorded with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Michael Shenker, Frank Gambale, and many other well-respected guitarists. It was playing live on tour with Satriani that brought Hamm’s skills to national attention. Subsequent recordings with Satriani and other
rock/fusion artists, along with the release of his own solo recordings (featuring keyboard player Tommy Mars, guitarists Alan Holdsworth and Robert Fripp, drummers Steve Smith and Tommy Lee), solidified his reputation as a bassist and performer.

Hamm has traveled the world from Berklee to Belfast to Budapest to Bali to Berlin. He’s performed in a 19th century circus tent with Joan Baez, and recorded a duet of “Do Right Woman” with her. He’s performed with Mick Jagger, played sold out shows at Royal Albert Hall and in front of 120,000 people in Mexico City with a Mexican Rock Band…he’s also played cruise ships, weddings and put on a tux and played Christmas Songs at department stores and in between the airport transfers, hotel suite check-outs, backstage room dinners, and concert hall performances, has collected countless stories and anecdotes from his travels across the globe.

“Chaos and calm were the order of the day at Yoshi’s on this fine Martin Luther King Jr. holiday evening in Oakland, courtesy of the Stu Hamm Band. Hamm the extraordinary bass player who has performed and recorded with some of the most fabled guitarists in the world (Joe Satriani, Michael Schenker, Steve Vai) brought his band to Yoshi’s to support his latest solo offering “The Book Of Lies” (his seventh solo record). Stu Hamm Hamm, who has played some of the largest festivals in the world, showed he is very comfortable in an intimate club setting, as he easily bantered with the audience telling stories and cracking jokes between fits of musical wizardry.” – SF Sonic

Live Videos:




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For more information:
http://www.stuarthamm.net/
http://www.facebook.com/StuHammBass

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com