Doug Hamer

Doug Hamer

facebook twitter
New Age - Contemporary | Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
Total Song Plays: 219   
Member Since: 2013
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

Profile    Songs    Albums    Photos    Playlists    Comments    Bios    Connections    Endorsements   

Tip Jar   

Sign up for Broadjam today to follow Doug Hamer, and be notified when they upload new stuff or update their news!

Comments per page:
Doug Hamer posted over 30 days ago to Doug Hamer


Unknown
2012-11-07 " great stuff!!! " Delete Comment
gina
Unknown
2012-11-07 " good " Delete Comment
sunnydel8
Unknown
2012-10-20 " Awesome track, really! " Delete Comment
senorg
Medellin Colombia
2012-10-19 " Great tune! Nice


    Collapse
 
Doug Hamer posted over 30 days ago


ramblak Unknown
Friday, April 26, 2013
excellence and sweet clarity, Thank you.
on the move? pr... Myanmar
Friday, April 19, 2013
great..keep on.
Chris Unknown
Thursday, April 18, 2013
nICE
senorg Medellin Colombia
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Great picking! This is truly amazing playing, thanks
Danni Unknown
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Sitting in a castle in Scotland, listening to phil keaggy radio and you came on....lovely!
Showing: comments 1 - 5 of 52« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next »


Doug Hamer posted over 30 days ago to Doug Hamer


ABOUT THIS ALBUM

Album Notes
Doug Hamer, composer/guitarist has recorded his current release, Rainforest Suite, a beautiful acoustic impressionistic album for JRT Records. Rainforest Suite is currently being aired an radio stations in Europe and Japan as well as on diverse acoustic radio stations in the USA, (National Public Radio,etc)

Doug's composition "Woodlands" from Rainforest Suite is featured on ACOUSTIC RAINBOW, (a cd sampler for radio), a division of PoetMan Records USA.

Doug's tracks "Spirit Lake" and "Fragile, also taken from the CD, Rainforest Suite, were featured on the very popular European radio station, Alooga Lounge (JAZZ/ETHNO/ABSTRACT/AMBIENT) with "Spirit Lake" airing at number one on the playlist.
(6 & 12-String and Classical guitars, Piano, Fretless Bass, Vibes, Sitar, Tamboura, Flute, Synthesizer, Percussion)

Editorial Reviews:

Jeanette Housner, VICTORY REVIEW- Acoustic Music Review Magazine:
Well named, Rainforest Suite. You can feel and smell the dampness, see the green and hear the echo of the woods around you. The first track is called Silent Voices and it places you deep in the middle of a silent forest. In Spirit Lake, single strings being plucked give the sense of raindrops hitting large green leaves. This album is labeled new age and is predictably calming and peaceful. It would work well as background music; however, I found it extremely energizing and exciting when I just sat and listened closely. A uniquely moving work.

Bryan Klausing, Assoc. Producer-PoetMan Records USA:
A well crafted, beautiful piece of music. "Woodlands," I loved the flute floating over top the tender guitar arrangement.

Rainforest Suite came in at number 11 on Ireland's top 80 new age albums for 2005.


Doug Hamer now working with A&R Select

Los Angeles, CA - Composer and guitarist Doug Hamer has announced that he is currently working with A&R Select, the world's leading independent artist development firm.
Hamer has staked his musical reputation on his guitar picking skills - and it was a wise decision. An outpouring of positive reviews has come from the musical community. Listeners and critics alike have been swept up in Hamer's music.
He plays a form of finger-style guitar playing that requires considerable dexterity. Not only does Hamer have that dexterity, but he also has the compositional skills to write the notes he picks.
His albums "Rainforest Suite" and "Acoustic Journal" have introduced audiences to his accomplished songwriting and gifted instrumental talent. Hamer's music is noted for its emotional resonance and crisp, fluid guitar playing.
Composition for film and television are the next obvious steps for one with Hamer's musical skills. His ability to conjure emotional impact and the vividness of his music make him the perfect match for filmmakers seeking someone to score their productions.
And those obvious next steps are exactly the direction on which Hamer is focused. Having released his albums and established respect and credibility in the genre, he is confident a breakthrough in film and television is in the cards.
"Hamer's music conjures such three-dimensional emotional structures and summons such sharp imagery that it's easy to see his work belongs in the movies and on the TV," according to a spokesman for A&R Select.



    Collapse
 
Doug Hamer posted over 30 days ago


Album Notes
DOUG HAMER
Acoustic Journal
JRT Records (2004)

Acoustic Journal is a melodic tapestry of fourteen solo (and one duet) acoustic guitar instrumentals, all of them accessible and easy to enjoy from the first playing. Moods and tempos vary but not in any way so as to present jarring juxtapositions between songs. If I was asked to compare Doug Hamer to other acoustic guitarists, I'd classify him as a blend of Clarelynn Rose and Ken Bonfield. He can kick up his proverbial heels on a song like "Java" which sways and rocks, albeit in a gentle fashion, or let subtle influences color his songs, such as on "Island Memories" (which draws from the Hawaiian slack key school) or the appropriately titled "Celtic Garden." At other times, he takes a more impressionistic approach, playing in a sparser vein, e.g. "Fern Grotto," which displays his control of nuance and shading, as well as demonstrating some well-executed studio engineering techniques (echo effect) which can go a long way toward giving the music some depth and extra feeling. Later in this track, the pace picks up even while the mood remains draped in mystery, as Hamer's finger fly every which way on the fret board and across the strings, picking fingerstyle in a dazzling display of control.

The strengths of Acoustic Journal are its relative simplicity (this is, after all, just a solo acoustic guitar CD, with no keyboards or other accompaniment, with the exception of the presence of a second guitarist on the song "Next to Me," a gentle romantic ballad, on which Hamer is joined by Dean Nissen) and it's wider than usual variety of music, embracing an assortment of moods and tempos. That Hamer manages to vary the music as much as he does while still keeping the overall "feel" of the CD on the quiet side (perhaps achieved through attention to detail in the recording process, e.g. mic placement, mixing, and engineering) makes the recording an ideal soundtrack to Saturday afternoon chores, especially outdoors, or maybe as the musical backdrop to a distant thunderstorm.

From the self-described (in the copious liner notes) "haunting chordal structure and swaying tempo" of "Wind in the Windmill" to the slyly cheerful "Indigo Skies" to the uptempo blues of "No Strings" and the serene album closer, "Goodbye Shanghai," Doug Hamer paints a multi-hued sonic landscape on his acoustic guitar, taking the listener through peaceful rural towns, winding through fog-shrouded valleys, and hiking to the tops of rolling hills. As I've always maintained, most acoustic instrumental music is especially well-suited for playing while enjoying our wonderful natural environment, whether it's the peaceful north woods of the Midwest, the expansive vistas of the Rockies or Grand Tetons or the breathtaking ocean views from Highway 1 along the Pacific coastline. Doug Hamer's Acoustic Journal is ideal music to listen to in any of these environs or you can enjoy it almost as much as an armchair traveler, too. Either way, I solidly recommend the album.

Bill Binkelman
Music Reviewer
New Age Reporter

Acoustic Journal has truly been a musical journey, a special voyage of the heart to places and experiences that have left an indelible impression on the artists soul. Every composition is intended to carry the listener across time, across mountains and oceans through a wide array of emotions. Each original piece represents a memory and is intended to capture an impression of a special moment in time.
This project is purely Doug doing what he loves best. It
is comprised soley of his original melodies and arrangements while playing his beloved Martin and as such this album gives the listener an intimate glimpse into the very heart of the writer and guitar-stylist. He considers music to be one of life's greatest Blessings and each song he has written to be a gift. Growing up surrounded by the coastal mountains and waters of Puget Sound, his writing and even his playing style has invariably been influenced by the beauty of his surroundings. The texture, mood and flow of his compositions reflect his love of nature and gratitude for our Creator. Relax and enjoy the journey...

Doug's solo guitar compostition "Come The Rain", is featured on The Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum's 2004 Anthology CD.

Doug Hamer now working with A&R Select

Los Angeles, CA - Composer and guitarist Doug Hamer has announced that he is currently working with A&R Select, the world's leading independent artist development firm.
Hamer has staked his musical reputation on his guitar picking skills - and it was a wise decision. An outpouring of positive reviews has come from the musical community. Listeners and critics alike have been swept up in Hamer's music.
He plays a form of finger-style guitar playing that requires considerable dexterity. Not only does Hamer have that dexterity, but he also has the compositional skills to write the notes he picks.
His albums "Rainforest Suite" and "Acoustic Journal" have introduced audiences to his accomplished songwriting and gifted instrumental talent. Hamer's music is noted for its emotional resonance and crisp, fluid guitar playing.
Composition for film and television are the next obvious steps for one with Hamer's musical skills. His ability to conjure emotional impact and the vividness of his music make him the perfect match for filmmakers seeking someone to score their productions.
And those obvious next steps are exactly the direction on which Hamer is focused. Having released his albums and established respect and credibility in the genre, he is confident a breakthrough in film and television is in the cards.
"Hamer's music conjures such three-dimensional emotional structures and summons such sharp imagery that it's easy to see his work belongs in the movies and on the TV," according to a spokesman for A&R Select.















Read less....

Reviews


Log in to write a review


Richard and Yvone

Doug is a true master. We love him and his music!
This is a truly beautiful CD and we hope that Doug continues to make beautiful music.


Morning Sun

Finger-style guitar playing at it's best...melodic and moving.
Finger-stylst Doug Hamer has composed and rendered a very special CD indeed. Both relaxing and inspiring, some of the hauntingly beautiful melodies linger like a lovely dream. This is finger style guitar playing at it's best.
Subscribe and discover new music.


Doug Hamer posted over 30 days ago



Unknown
2013-04-26 " excellence and sweet clarity, Thank you. " Delete Comment
on the move? pres...
Myanmar
2013-04-19 " great..keep on. " Delete Comment
Chris
Unknown
2013-04-18 " nICE " Delete Comment
senorg
Medellin Colombia
2013-03-31 " Great picking! This is truly amazing playing, thanks " Delete Comment
Danni
Unknown
2013-03-24 " Sitting in a castle in Scotland, listening to phil keaggy radio and you came on....lovely! " Delete Comment
oscar.cancuyas
Unknown
2013-03-22 " ta bien " Delete Comment
donido
Unknown
2013-03-17 " clear,rich and warm,wonderfull " Delete Comment
senorg
Medellin Colombia
2013-03-07 " Great use of fingerpicking as well as nice melody " Delete Comment
adi777
Unknown
2013-03-05 " very relaxing while working on the computer! " Delete Comment
humberto.bumbica
Unknown
2013-02-21 " Excelente. " Delete Comment
MarK
Canada
2013-02-07 " cool and relax " Delete Comment
Janel


Doug Hamer posted over 30 days ago


gooood job " Delete Comment
ricky_a18
Comodoro Rivadavi...
2012-10-18 " excelent! " Delete Comment
radident
Sofia Bulgaria
2012-10-17 " bravo " Delete Comment
Kalenor
Colombia
2012-10-07 " awesome guitar, buddy " Delete Comment
roelf.cruz
Unknown
2012-10-07 " nice..., very nice doug!! " Delete Comment
drgwebb
San Jose Costa Ri...
2012-10-05 " very nice like the quiet relaxing fresh music " Delete Comment
aheber
Unknown
2012-10-05 " Beautiful and calming " Delete Comment
Silvia Regina


Doug Hamer posted over 30 days ago



Unknown
2012-09-25 " very good " Delete Comment
Evelyn
Unknown
2012-09-22 " relaxing " Delete Comment
dobe
Montreal Canada
2012-09-22 " amazing !!! " Delete Comment
barbiatch39
Ayia Napa Cyprus
2012-09-07 " beautiful music that calms my heart & soul, thank you " Delete Comment
Guilherme
Unknown
2012-09-01 " legal " Delete Comment
mros
Unknown
2012-09-01 " beuatiful music!!! " Delete Comment
pffullerlife7
Unknown
2012-09-01 " a very serene feeling every time i hear this sound. "