Hamell On Trial- Night Guy At The Apocalypse LP. Ed Hamell aka Hamell on Trial is a one-man punk band—and by punk we mean (mostly) loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence, played by a guy with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of humor. Armed with his battered 1937 Gibson acoustic guitar, Mr. Hamell tours the country and settles in Austin, Texas, where he has a a receptive audience for his esoteric mix of songs and story telling. In 1995, Mercury Records signed him straight out of the SXSW Music Conference and released ‘Big As Life’ and ‘The Chord Is Mightier Than The Sword’; and he was later signed to Ani Di Franco's Righteous Babe Records. His newest album ‘Night Guy At The Apocalypse ’ launches Hamell into new territory, capturing not only an award-winning lyrical performance, but the Kerouac-esque story of social commentary acquired through years on the road and unique, explosive life experiences.