Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on August-16-2007


This is the fourth of five interviews I recorded at the Twisted Pines Music Festival in my hometown of Midland, on the Victoria Day Weekend.

My guest this episode is Hammel on Trial. Ed Hamell is a folk-punk singer songwriter from New York City. His biography describes him as:

Bad ass singer/songwriter, joke-telling Hamell On Trial defies all musical categories. “Punk acoustic” and “anti-folk” come close. Warbling, super-sensitive folk singer he definitely is not. If you’re looking for cum-bye-yah by some soft-strumming, tearful folkie, Hamell On Trial is going to offend you. On stage his raw, bold energy has Rolling Stone magazine calling him a “homicidal Otto Preminger.”


Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Don’t Kill (© Hamell on Trial)

Values (© Hamell on Trial)

Big as Life (© Hamell on Trial)

Name Dropping

Hamell on Trial official website

Hamell on Trial at Righteous Babe Records

Ani Di Franco

Hammel drives all overNorth America with his manager Ricki Cacchione. Ricky C. is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and a heck of a nice guy.

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