Video and Photo Blog: Hamell on Trial Father & Son Summer Tour 2017

In preparation for his upcoming album ‘Tackle Box,’ Hamell On Trial – aka Edward Hamell set out on his annual Father and Son Summer Tour starting on June 28. The tour will take Hamell and his son, Detroit, to 16 stops playing house shows, bars, pubs, clubs, and god knows where else you might find him.

Innocent Words is proud once again to be part of the Hamell on Trial Father and Son Summer Tour sharing videos and photos from the road.

NYC-based poet and folk punk icon will release his tenth album ‘Tackle Box’ via New West Records on August 11.

VLOG Week One


1. First night of tour went to see “Baby Driver.” Not crowded.

2. Detroit at Mark’s Texas Hots Rochester NY

3. Detroit at Niagra Falls at night.

4. Cedar Point Amusement Park…

5. Nothing but fun here

6. Headed to Minneapolis on the Wisconsin border. Thanks Detroit and Chicago, you were great! See you in Minneapolis tonight at Dubliners!

7. So…We stopped for gas in Hannibal, Missouri and I stumbled on this jaw dropping Confederate flag which I felt the need to have Detroit take my picture with. I also felt the need ​to give it my middle finger salute. The middle age woman behind the counter gave me a steely stare but, as us New Yorkers are known to do, I returned the stare ten fold. Later, when Detroit went to buy a Snickers bar she refused to wait on him. I can only assume she has no problem with the evils of slavery and genocide​ but she draws the line at symbolic cursing. Aw… America. Sometimes I think you got the president you so richly deserve.

8. Yes… American by BRITH. Whoopsies.

9. Stopped at the Will Rodgers Museum in Oklahoma.

10. Inspiring.


VLOG Week Two


1. The road manager relaxes after a wonderful gig in Austin. In our trailer!!!

2. Damn….Kimya Dawn

3. Lorraine Motel


The Hamell and Son Summer 2017!!!!

Thu June 29 Syracuse NY House Concert
Fri June 30 Rochester Funk and Waffles 6:00!!
Sat July 1 Buffalo House Concert
Thu July 6 Akron Ohio House Concert
Fri July 7 Detroit Bowlero Lounge,6:00!!!
Sat July 8 Chicago House Concert
Sun July 9 Minn House Concert (day)
Sun July 9 Minneapolis Dubliners (Eve)
Wed Jul 12 Pops Blue Moon St Louis, MO
Thu July 13 Dan’s Denton Texas
Sat July 15 Austin House Concert
Sun July 16 Dallas Twilite Lounge
Wed July 19 Nashville New Fond Objects
Thu July 20 Chattanooga TN JJ’s Bohemia
Sat July 22 Washington DC House Concert
Sun July 23 Woodstock NY Colony