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ACMA presents House of Hamill @ The Alliance for the Arts. Bob Williams opens

January 26, 2025 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$20.00
We’re so happy to once again be partnering with the awesome Alliance For The Arts to present live music in The Fould’s Theater
Please join us when The House of Hamill makes it ‘s ACMA
debut…..a concert that has taken six years to make. happen!   Note: Doors open at 2:30. Show at 3:00
House of Hamill owes its existence – almost entirely – to a series of cancelled flights.
Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan first found themselves onstage together at the 2014 Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City.
Rose’s band Burning Bridget Cleary was scheduled to perform, but inclement weather prevented two of her bandmates from flying. Desperate to salvage the showcase, Rose approached Brian, who she knew fronted Canadian celtic rock band Enter the Haggis. She thrust a guitar into Brian’s hands, pulled him onstage, and the two just clicked.
Four years and hundreds of shows later, the duo was booked to play a closing slot at a Colorado festival, so they hired a bass player and drummer to fill out their sound. By the oddest of coincidences, their hired bandmates’ flights were canceled the day of the show. A frantic Facebook post introduced Brian and Rose to local musician Caroline Browning, who joined them on bass for the weekend. Once again, the chemistry was undeniable, and House of Hamill became a trio.
Today, Pennsylvania-based House of Hamill is a fixture on festival stages across the US, and have shared their music and stories on the country’s premier folk stages. Their version of “Pound a Week Rise” rose to #1 on the US Folk DJ charts, and the video for their all-violin cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” amassed over 16 million views on Facebook, where it was shared over 400,000 times.
The band’s upcoming release, “Wildfire,” marks House of Hamill’s most compelling work to date. Featuring their strongest and most exciting songwriting, “Wildfire” is filled with lyrical depth, sophisticated vocal and instrumental arrangements, and hooks that are simply irresistible. This album captures the vibrant energy and creativity that have become the hallmarks of a House of Hamill live show.
Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note.
Doors open at 2:30. Show at 3:00
ACMA/Alliance members, $18/Public $20
www.artinlee.org for tickets. or Pay at the door….
“Absolutely electrifying… mesmerizing melodies that redefine what’s traditional, with personality and verve.” – Paul MacArthur
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Upcycled Celtic Folk!
Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note.
Bob Williams opens the show. In the late sixties, Bob Williams, a young guitarist from Long Island, NY, began writing his own music as soon as he mastered three chords. Drawing inspiration from Folk-Rock and Country-Rock, Bob crafted a unique sound influenced by the folk singers of the 60s and the singer-songwriters of the 70s. His writing evolved into what is now known as Americana Music, a blend of Roots, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, and everything in between. �With encouragement from family and friends, Bob released his debut CD, “No Apologies,” in 2015. Following its success, he released “Ain’t Sorry Yet” in 2018, “Rocky Road” with The Pearl Street Band in 2020, “It’s Good To Be Back” in 2021, and his fourth solo album, “Will I Ever Feel That Way Again,” in 2023. Over the past decade, Bob has performed numerous concerts, opened for national touring artists, and regularly played with The Pearl Street Band. His songs have also been recorded and released by other artists. �Known for sharing the amusing stories behind his lyrics, Bob’s songs are personal, irreverent, funny, sad, and always heartfelt. His performances have been described as a mix of Neil Young and Crazy Horse with solo acoustic Bruce Springsteen. While that may be a stretch, Bob’s passion is evident in his music. All of Bob’s music is available to listen to or download for free on his website. �In addition to being a prolific songwriter, Bob serves as VP for the Americana Community Music Association (ACMA) of Fort Myers, FL, which promotes local singer-songwriters. He frequently performs and emcees ACMA Songwriter Showcases and coordinates workshops with the White Horse Black Mountain. � www.reverbnation.com/bobwilliams2
Details
Date: January 26, 2025
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $20.00
Venue
Venue Name: Alliance for the Arts
Address: 10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

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