Through his innovative work as a solo artist and his contributions as a sideman to Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, Stuart Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century.
Extending the non-traditional function of the electric bass previously revolutionized by Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke in the 1970s, Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with the utilization of polyphonic, two-handed tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics.
Although Hamm certainly wasnt the first bass player to debut during the 1980s and employ an unorthodox approach to playing the electric bass, he was undoubtedly at the forefront of his generation who effectively fused the application of these unconventional techniques.
As one of today's leading bassists, Hamm has released four critically-acclaimed studio recordings. On Radio Free Albemuth (1988), Kings Of Sleep (1989), The Urge (1991), and Outbound (2000), Hamm showcased his unique style of playing the bass as a lead instrument both within a solo environment and various ensemble formats on a genre-spanning spectrum of repertoire that merged rock, jazz, fusion, classical, country, and urban sounds.
Stu will be performing a one-man show, demonstrating his legendary techniques, telling stories from the road and the studio, and essentially doing a Master Class bass clinic!
Opening artists for Stu:
With one foot in folk and the other in rock, Bill Price is a singer-songwriter who performs both solo and with his bandperforming for intimate house concerts or outdoor festivals alike. He has performed regionally in the Midwest and repeatedly toured the Northwest U.S. His recordings have been played on radio stations around the U.S., Canada and Europe.
As the opening act for the March 2nd Stu Hamm show, Price will be performing with cellist Grover Parido. Price and Parido completed a 16-show tour the Northwest U.S. in July of 2017.
CD's FOR SALE AT THE CONCERT
The artists will be selling a wide range of their Compact Discs at the show. Your purchase of one or more CDs helps with their livelihood, and their travel. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy their music wherever you go! We encourage you to purchase the CDs before the concert begins, so that you will save time when waiting to have them autographed AFTER the concert!
FREE AUTOGRAPHS AFTER THE CONCERT!
Bring your STU HAMM and BILL PRICE CDs that you purchased before the show, or when the concert is over, to the Autograph table after the show. The artists will sign for you -- at no charge!