April Newsletter – New England and California Tours

Dear friends,

This has been a big spring for new recordings! On March 22, Laura Cortese and I re-released a limited pressing of our electric duo debut, “Two Amps, One Microphone“. It’s now available in both digital download and physical CD format from our favorite on-line source for independent music, bandcamp. Click here to preview and order the album on-line!


February saw the release of my first solo record in almost 7 years! “This Ragged World We Spanned” is a 7″ vinyl record which includes a voucher for a free digital download, available on-line from bandcamp. My heartfelt thanks go out to Jacob Silver and Media Blitz Records, who put out the record on their Brooklyn label. Media Blitz also features recordings by my talented friends Aoife O’Donovan and Mike Merenda. Read more about Media Blitz Records here!


June 12-17, I’m excited to be teaching at the Miles of Music Camp located on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Founded by my musical compatriots Laura Cortese and Kristin Andreassen, and featuring an all-star cast of instructors, this all-ages camp will combine instrumental instruction, songwriting and singing, outdoor recreation, and general merriment and revelry! Spots are filling fast, and this promises to be an incredible week of fun and musical enrichment. Visit the miles of music website for more details and registration information.


I’ve got lots of exciting live shows in the next few months, including a New England tour with word-wise songwriter Robert Sarazin Blake, shows with Cambridge’s finest Session Americana and Kris Delmhorst, a spot teaching guitar at Big Sur Fiddle Camp and follow-up West Coast Tour with Fiddler extraordinaire Tashina Clarridge, a live performance singing the role of Orpheus in Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown, and an acoustic feature in an incredible cross-genre gathering of world-reknown jazz, classical, and folk musicians called GALA NYC, May 7th at the Brooklyn Lyceum. Scroll down to see the schedule!


As always, it’s great to hear from everyone. Please email me your thoughts and questions, and I look forward to seeing you at my shows this spring!



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NE shows with Robert Sarazin Blake and the Powderkegs:


Monday, 4/18

Portsmouth, NH

Red Door

Jefferson Hamer solo, and playing with Robert Sarazin Blake and The Powderkegs



Tuesday, 4/19

Cambridge, MA

Lizard Lounge

Jefferson Hamer playing with Robert Sarazin Blake and The Powderkegs

opening for Lake Street Dive



Wednesday, 4/20

Portland, ME


Jefferson Hamer solo, and playing with Robert Sarazin Blake and The Powderkegs



Thursday, 4/21

Biddeford, ME

Oak and Axe

Jefferson Hamer solo, and playing with Robert Sarazin Blake and The Powderkegs



Session Americana and Kris Delmhorst:


Friday, 4/22

Fall River, MA

Narrows Center for the Performing Arts

Session Americana and Kris Delmhorst



Saturday, 4/23

Glover, VT

Parker Pie

Session Americana and Kris Delmhorst



Spring Tour with Tashina Clarridge:


Monday, 4/25 – Friday 4/29

Big Sur, CA

Big Sur Fiddle Camp featuring Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, Natalie Haas, Jeremy Kittel, Jordan Tice, and many more! For registration information, write to taclarridge@gmail.com.


*email for tickets and show information*

Monday, 5/2

Bear Valley, CA

Phil (Bear Valley) powderbears@gmail.com


Tuesday, 5/3

McKinleyville, CA

Holly (McKinleyville) molamola13@hotmail.com


Wednesday, 5/4

Bend, OR

Nancy (Bend) westsidefarm@yahoo.com


looking ahead:


Friday, 5/6

Marblehead, MA

Me & Thee Coffeehouse

Anais Mitchell’s Hadestown featuring Tim Gearan, Amy Correia, and Jefferson Hamer



Saturday, 5/7

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Lyceum




Tuesday, 5/10

Cambridge, MA


Jefferson Hamer, and Robert Sarazin Blake

7:00 *early show*


Friday, 5/13

Portland, ME

One Longfellow Square

Session Americana and Kris Delmhorst

Saturday, 5/14

Session Americana and Kris Delmhorst

Northhampton, MA

Iron Horse


Wednesday, 6/8

Whately, MA

Watermelon Wednesdays

Jefferson Hamer, Tashina Clarridge, and Maeve Gilchrist


Thursday, 6/9

Stone Mountain Center for the Performing Arts

Laura Cortese and Jefferson Hamer


Sunday, 6/12 – Friday, 6/17

Miles of Music Camp

Miles of Music Camp is a mind-blowing week of classes, jams, dances, general inspiration and free time on a gorgeous island in New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee.

Open to musicians of all ages and abilities, the camp is a place for creativity and the exchange of skills & ideas in the roots music community.



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