Finally Coming Home
Mike Hamer has been playing songs for adults and children for over 30 years. Paralyzed in a diving accident in 1985, Mike took up the hammer dulcimer and has continued to entertain audiences young and old alike. Mike focuses on classic American folk songs that give people a sense of their past, and he also likes to get the audience singing along. He has a broad array of original tunes that range from folk to lullabies to rock and rhythm and blues. He performs both solo and with his band, Mike Hamer and the Rhinoceroses with the Angelic Choir. Mike also teaches songwriting, as well as non-fiction writing, at East Carolina University. Mike\'s seventh album, Finally Coming Home, will be released in July, 2008. Early reviews indicate that these acoustic songs carry a soulful depth with some lighter touches interspersed through the project. He lives in Greenville, NC and is now working on an album of children\'s songs as well as a collection of lullabies.