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Ken Hamm with special guest Dave Harris

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Oak Bay Recreation Centre - Upstairs Lounge

1975 Bee St

Oak Bay, BC V8R 5E6

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Ken Hamm is a JUNO Award winning acoustic solo musician currently based in Forget, SK. His playing is influenced by early blues recordings and a love of oldtimey music, resulting in a varied repertoire of original and traditional songs ranging from metalguitar driven hardedge blues workouts to softer dobro and banjo pieces. His main influences include Ry Cooder, Mississippi John Hurt, John Fahey and John Hartford.

Ken learned to play during the 1950,s, when guitar slingers like Elvis, Buddy Holly, and the Ventures prevailed. In the 60's, music went through coffeehouse folk and electric rock and clues phases, and Ken was swept up by these influences,playing in blues based bands in Thunder Bay like Tundra and the Bay St Blues Band, and eventually going acoustic with the release on vinyl of Ken Hamm and Friends in 1978.That LP led to a string of positive reviews and nominations in publications like Guitar Player magazine.

A JUNO Award in 1991 was followed by the Great Canadian Blues Award in 2010.Hamm has recorded 8 CDs to date, the most recent is slated for release in 2017.

www.kenhamm.com

Dave Harris is a multi-instrumentalist and one man bad, he plays various guitars, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and harmonica, while operating drums and sometimes bass with his feet. His substantial repertoire encompasses blues, bluegrass, country, folk and even rock. Originally from Toronto, he's lived in Victoria since 1976 where he is is well known as a busker. Over his 40+ year career he has released numerous recordings of both original and cover material. Dave has been the subject of a BRAVO TV special - Crowded at the Bottom, the title referencing one of his songs. He recently self-published his first book on one man bands from around the world, "Head, Hands & Feet".

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