"The Book of Lies" Out Now
Having stunned audiences across the world with his innovative playing, STU HAMM has made a name as 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, promoting the release of his newest solo album, The Book Of Lies, HAMM takes to the road with new music and will also debut his petite suite for solo bass.
The breadth of HAMM's range is legendary and is what is at the heart of The Book Of Lies. The title track introduces a fine style, complete with a subtle blues bass-line, later evolving into a funk jam with horns and guitar. "Back To Shabalalla" owes a debt to the loping, infectious rhythms of Afrobeat, while "Etude" is a classical piece of the type that made HAMM famous. The amazing final piece, a seven-minute epic titled "L.S.D." ranges from a Beatles homage to a fully-leaded bass shredfest.
A gut rumbling mix of new and old hits, mixed with HAMM's trademark humor, make for a unique show like no other. The Tour will begin on July 6 in Largo, FL and wind its way up the east coast to a grand finish at The Iridium in New York on July 16th. Joining Stu in The Stu Hamm Band are Alex Skolnick (Testament) on guitar and Joel Taylor (Allan Holdsworth, Al DiMeola) on drums.
The STU HAMM Band East Coast Tour Itinerary:
July 6 Largo Cultural Center Largo, FL
July 8 Neighbourhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
July 9 The Rusty Nail Wilmington, NC
July 10 The Saint Asbury Park, NJ
July 11 Van Dyck Schenectady, NY
July 12 L'alize Montreal, QU
July 14 Havana New Hope, PA
July 15 Regattabar Cambridge, MA
July 16 The Iridium New York, NY
STU HAMM Solo Dates:
July 5 Sam Ash (Clinic) Tampa, FL
July 7 Sam Ash (Clinic) Atlanta, GA
July 23 Music Café Conroe, TX
July 25 The Rear Window Ganado, TX
July 26 The Live Oak Dallas, TX
More dates TBA
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