River Rat Records presents Hamell On Trial & Ruth Theodore
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Touring together again after the success of their last tour, one-man explosion Hamell On Trial from the USA and acclaimed artist Ruth Theodore from the UK make an unexpected and incredibly feisty pairing. Both drawing their inspiration from the cracks and crevices of life, these two different but deliberate talents are capable of conjuring the darkest corners alive with colour, humour, passion, poetry, politics and profanity.
Armed with a battered acoustic guitar that he amplifies mightily and strums like a machine gun, a politically astute mind that can’t stop moving, and a mouth that can be profane one minute and profound the next, headliner Hamell’s caustic wit and devil-may-care attitude has long been a favorite of anti-establishment icons Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawson, and has toured extensively with folk legend Ani DiFranco. His performances invoke thoughts of the great, rebellious satirists and social commentators of the past.
“Bald, bold and superbad!” – Rolling Stone magazine
Fascinating audiences with her gripping honesty, and distinctive lyricism, Ruth Theodore comes armed with a fistful of unconventional guitar tunings and an endearing off beat attitude. Starting her career as a full time busker Ruth now has four critically acclaimed records under her belt and has gone on to perform alongside many great international artists including numerous performances with aforementioned political folk icons Ani DiFranco at the London Palladium and Union Chapel, Dar Williams, Jeff Lang and Rory McLeod.