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Some Great Workshops This Year in Ontario, Washington, N.Y., B.C., and UK!                                                                     I'm looking forward to getting a chance to teach at some great workshops in the coming year. They include Sore Fingers, The Old Shcool Bluegrass Camp, Bernunzio Uptown Music, Nimble Fingers, and The American Banjo Camp



 

A New Album...banjos, fishing, all for a good cause!

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a bit of a nut for fishing. It's something I've done my whole life, and there's always been a connection between music and fishing to me. Over the years, on several different albums, I've recorded music that has in one way or another been inspired by fishing and the places I fish. I've always wanted to put them all together in one place, and add some newer ones that I hadn't had the chance to record...the result is "Road to the River" - A Collection of 14 Tunes and Songs Inspired by the Fishing Passion"
 
The album features 9 previously recorded tracks, and 5 brand new ones, and is a benefit for The Elk River Alliance (ERA). Based in Fernie BC, the ERA is a community-based water group that aims to connect people to the Elk River ensuring it is drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations. 100% of the profits from this album will go directly to the ERAFernie has become a home away from home for me when I'm on the road and there's nothing I like more than fishing in the Elk River and its tributaries. I know some of the folks who work with the ERA and I respect their dedication and inclusive approach to protecting the water in a way that serves the whole community (not just, but including, fisherpeople). 
 
You can read more about the project, hear the album, and hopefully order a copy (or download) off the website. This is the only place to get it, and once again, all the money from your order goes directly to the ERA. If you know have any friends that you think might be interested in supporting this project, please forward this email along.
 
I think this collection is some of my best work. I'm joined by some amazing musicians such as Andrew Collins, Ben Winship, John Showman, Chris Quinn, Erynn Marshall, Arnie Naiman, Brian Wicklund, Max Heineman, Burke Carrol, Brian Kobayakawa, and Andrew Downing, just to name a few. I hope you'll take the time to check it out!

 

Previous events

Date Event Location
Trout Forest Music Festival (with LAS) EAR FALLS, ONTARIO EAR FALLS, ONTARIO
Live From the Rock Festival (with LAS) Red Rock, Ontario Red Rock, Ontario
 —  — Folk on the Rocks (with LAS) Yellowknife, NWT Yellowknife, NWT
Bluegrass on the Grass (with LAS) CARLISLE, PA CARLISLE, PA
 —  — The Winnipeg Folk Festival (with LAS) Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba
 —  — Old School Bluegrass Camp Picton, Ontario Picton, Ontario
Taste of Glenhyrst (with Lonesome Ace) Brantford, ON Brantford, ON
Kenn Hamm and Chris Coole LaLuna Cafe, Nipigon, ON LaLuna Cafe, Nipigon, ON
Kenn Hamm and Chris Coole house concert, , Thunder Bay, ON house concert, , Thunder Bay, ON
with Ken Hamm House Concert, Thunder Bay ON P7J 1M2 House Concert, Thunder Bay ON P7J 1M2
Kenn Hamm and Chris Coole house concert, , Kenora, ON house concert, , Kenora, ON
Kenn Hamm and Chris Coole house concert, , Winnipeg, Manitoba house concert, , Winnipeg, Manitoba
Banjo Workshop at Bernunzio Uptown Music Rochester, New York Rochester, New York
The Cove Inn with Lonesome Ace Westport, ON Westport, ON
 —  — On tour with The Lonesome Ace Stringband North Eastern U.S.A. North Eastern U.S.A.
 —  — Merlefest Wilkesboro, N.C. Wilkesboro, N.C.
 —  — Sore Fingers Bluegrass Camp United Kingdom United Kingdom
The ANAF Club (with LAS) Guelph, ON Guelph, ON
 —  — On tour with The Lonesome Ace Stringband Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana, BC Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana, BC
The Banjo Special The Tranzac Club, Toronto The Tranzac Club, Toronto