Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Man, The Myth, The Legend... Ed Hamell @ Trent River Coffee Co., New Bern, NC 3/5

Ed Hamell is an artist, a performer, a comedian, a storyteller and, above all else, a preacher of common sense and truth.  His performances invoke thoughts of the great rebellious comedians and social commentators of the past: Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks, even a bit of Sam Kinison.  He is a great mind; acoustic punk rock mixed with a traveler's soul. I was lucky enough to get to New Bern on Saturday night for another dose of "Hamell on Trial" at the Trent River Coffee Company.  Some rock, some folk, some ranting, some storytelling, and some important discussion on the nether-regions of a certain right-wing columnist (who shall remain nameless... okay, Ann Coulter). There's no way around Hamell's obscenity, but in that is a willingness to fight for the free-thinkers of the world.  Hamell is a refreshing punk-rock bomb on the unsuspecting folk singer-songwriter world.



  1. Oh yeah... Hamell is the coolest. Definitely an enlightened and enlightening individual.

  2. Interesting! Great write-up, too.