Jefferson Hamer

September 12th, 2023 10pm   Stage 2

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Jefferson Hamer


Jefferson Hamer is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter from Brooklyn, New York. He has toured and recorded albums with Anais Mitchell (Child Ballads, winner of a BBC2 Folk Award), Sarah Jarosz (as guitarist and harmony singer on her Grammy-nominated Blue Heron Suite), and Session Americana. The Murphy Beds, his long-running traditional folk duo with Eamon O’Leary, has released two self-produced albums, about which the Huffington Post wrote, “[the album] bears repeated listening from start to finish, with ten beautiful, crystalline songs.” His original songs and lead guitar work are featured on Alameda, an acoustic and electric collaboration with bassist Jeff Picker and drummer John Fatum, featuring special guests from the NYC folk community and beyond.

“Jefferson uses his warm voice and lyrical guitar to tell stories and paint human pictures… His guitar has that rippling twang and flow of electric Richard Thompson.” -Marc Higgins / fatea magazine

“Addressing those in the fringes of society, it’s a darker album than it might initially appear, underling the subtlety and sophistication of his writing.” -Mike Davies /

“Hamer does an outstanding job on this release, carving out his own niche in the current folk arena while paying tribute to the masters.” -Ken Abrams / Folk Radio UK

“A gifted guitarist and singer, Hamer is able to hit close harmonies and weave gorgeous
instrumental lines.” -Acoustic Guitar

“A spellbinding guitarist and songwriter” –