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A little info about Hamhock & Slide

About Hamhock and Slide

Hamhock (Glenn Moody) and Slide (Matt DeWein) met in 1997 when their respective younger brothers introduced them. The spark was there from the very first chord. They cleared the slate of all other musical commitments and concentrated on developing their sound and style as a unit, and never looked back.

The self-taught guitarists have performed live at many festivals and well-known venues around North Central Florida. Ham & Slide road-testing their material and tightened their sound prior to entering the Sound Refinery Studios to record their debut CD, "Cracker Blues." The songs were all recorded live with no overdubs over the course of one weekend in 2000, and continues to receive positive feedback. A live CD was recorded at the Thomas Center in September of 2007 and will be released soon.

Hamhock, a skilled banjo picker and acoustic guitarist deeply influenced by such greats as Earl Scruggs and Brownie McGhee, creates a driving, rhythmic foundation for H&S’s trademark "delta-style cracker blues" sound. Slide developed his melodic and intuitive style through immersing himself in the music of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Son House, and particularly Duane Allman, who Slide states as his primary influence. Their style could be referred to as acoustic blues with strong bluegrass and funk influences. Robert Johnson has been another major musical inspiration for the duo.

Over the last few years, Hamhock and Slide have been keeping their fingers on the pulse of the local music scene in and around Gainesville, Florida, performing at local venues and festivals. Ham & Slide have played regularly at the Gainesville Downtown Fall Arts Festival, Micanopy Fall Festival, and recently the Gamble Rogers Festival in St. Augustine and are generally having a wonderful time keeping the greasy side up.

Invited to perform at Athfest 2000 in Athens Georgia on the strength of their debut CD, "Cracker Blues", they were the only Florida band playing at this annual Georgia music festival.

Hamhock and Slide, both Army Veterans were honored to have been able to perform in Denver Colorado in 2005 and in Rapid City South Dakota in 2006 and were winners of the 1999 National Veterans’ Creative Arts competition for their original tune, "Dove, winners of the 2005 National Veterans’ Creative Arts competition for their original tune, "Amarula", and winners of the 2006 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition for their original tune "Over Yonder", All of which had been chosen from among 3000 applicants.


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At 12:13am on April 5, 2010, Rev. Nix said…
At 10:28am on October 31, 2009, David Beede said…
Hey Ham,
How goes it man? Long time no see.
I made a bungee cord bass diddley bow this morning... here's the link:
Hope you're well and having fun...
At 3:05pm on August 24, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
I have started a CBN group entitled, "How to Play CBG" It is my hope and intention to encourage the "Wealth of Talent" here on the Nation to share their knowledge and skill to further the CBG movement. Please consider contributing an instructional "video" link to this group. If you are a viewer seeking instruction, please feel free to write. If you have any suggestions or know other players who you think may want to post instructional "video" links, please contact me. Thank you for your interest and support, Keni Lee
At 8:52am on April 24, 2009, David Beede said…
Hey Ham, I put together a little montage of how to build the octagon hoop box. It's on my page here:
At 7:47pm on March 30, 2009, Doug Boyd said…
Hi I'm new here. I recently inheried a CBG built by Fuzzy Lightner. It's a 4-string and I've been researching tunings for it. CHatroom folk here said you had some of fuzzy's work.
What can you tell me about him?

At 7:22pm on March 26, 2009, Denys Lord said…
Hey thanks Hamhock, yah my video is on his site because the CBU I'm playing I bought from him at the New York Ukulele festival
At 12:49pm on March 26, 2009, David Beede said…
Hey Ham,
I totally spaced on the CD you left when you visited my place. I've been listening to it all morning and you guys are great! The sound you and Slide have is somehow tight and loose at the same time if that's possible, which is a good thing... I'm particularly fond of cut #3 but I don't recall the title?
Keep up the great work... and I look forward to hearing you guys live.
At 8:52pm on March 24, 2009, Smokebox Bob Hord said…
Thanks for your comment on Ol' Devil.
Unfortunately the neck wasn't strong enough for the six steel strings so I had to change it to nylon strings.
Still sounded ok but I prefer steel. I use harder wood now.
At 6:46pm on March 22, 2009, JUJU said…
Hiya mate Thanks for the comment on the CBG #2 glad you like it - it plays real nice , gonna be building some more very soon can't wait to get back into building i've not built anything for ages due to work commitments
Cheers mate
At 10:28pm on February 28, 2009, bairfoot cajun said…
you bet brother i just bought a neck kinda like that one on e-bay to build me a ride like that it is so cool lokin and i,ll bet it really plays good.

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