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Thanks for visiting the website of Bob Hamilton. Bob is a freelance musician and teacher living in Palm Springs, California. He is a master of the 6 string guitar and 5 string banjo, a patient and engaging teacher, and an adept improviser, writer, and arranger.

Bob has played thousands of songs on stage with hundreds of bands. He has international touring experience, ranging from rock/pop/soul bands in nightclubs to classical and jazz sets of solo guitar at upscale restaurants and banjo breakdowns on major bluegrass festival stages.

Bob is regularly booking and is available for single dates, tours, clinics, and recording sessions across U.S. and abroad.

Teaching is also a huge part of Bob’s musical mantra. He has a unique ability to connect with players of all levels, whether working with kids, adults, or groups, on guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, or ukulele. Anyone willing to learn is welcome to contact Bob to talk about short and long term playing goals.

As always, I am available for online private lessons using Zoom, Facetime, or Google. Get in in touch for scheduling.

Winter/Spring 2022 - Group Banjo Classes, Ukulele Song Sessons, and Guitar Classes in Palm Springs! Send an email to be notified of upcoming group classes in Palm Springs.

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Solo set with other artists TBA,

Guitar Nights is a genre-busting feast of performances by veteran guitarists as well as emerging artists. Past performers include Nashville's Richard Smith; jazz guitarist, Larry Koonse; bluegrass band, Vin Fiz Flyer; flamenco guitarist Adam del Monte; classical guitarist, Scott Tennant & Bolero musicians, Trio Casablanca.

Presented on Tuesday evenings at the Aztec.

Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

John Stanley King's Cowboy Songs | Wednesdays | 6pm-9:30pm | No Cover.

JSK vocalizes in the folk-country tradition, simple in form and harmony, with some romantic ballads that are accompanied by JSK's Acoustic Guitar, and Band. This Band produces a sound that is authentic to the genre and just plain fun to listen to. Some great covers of country’s legends like Cash, Denver, and Daniels, to name a few, have audiences up on their feet singing and dancing along.

John Stanley King's Cowboy Songs | Wednesdays | 6pm-9:30pm | No Cover.

JSK vocalizes in the folk-country tradition, simple in form and harmony, with some romantic ballads that are accompanied by JSK's Acoustic Guitar, and Band. This Band produces a sound that is authentic to the genre and just plain fun to listen to. Some great covers of country’s legends like Cash, Denver, and Daniels, to name a few, have audiences up on their feet singing and dancing along.

The Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival (www.topangabanjofiddle.org) started in 1961, making it one of the oldest continuously held traditional music events in the US. It was first held in the Topanga Canyon, which is the reason for its name. The 1961 event, organized by Margot Slocum and Peg Benepe, attracted 30 contestants, 4 Judges, and 500 fans. Half a century later, it is 10 times bigger.

Witness history as the inaugural Oasis Music Festival, presented by Agua Caliente Casinos, revives the storied past of the musical playground that made Palm Springs famous. The Oasis Music Festival will re-create anew the celebrity, excitement, and swank of Palm Springs through this world-class music festival featuring all genres of music taking place at more than 30 venues over five days.

Music has always played an important role in the lore of Palm Springs. From the 1950s performances of the Rat Pack to today’s indie rockers, musicians of all genres, from all over the world, have found inspiration here in the desert.

Witness history as the inaugural Oasis Music Festival, presented by Agua Caliente Casinos, revives the storied past of the musical playground that made Palm Springs famous. The Oasis Music Festival will re-create anew the celebrity, excitement, and swank of Palm Springs through this world-class music festival featuring all genres of music taking place at more than 30 venues over five days.

Music has always played an important role in the lore of Palm Springs. From the 1950s performances of the Rat Pack to today’s indie rockers, musicians of all genres, from all over the world, have found inspiration here in the desert.

John Stanley King's Cowboy Songs | Wednesdays | 6pm-9:30pm | No Cover.

JSK vocalizes in the folk-country tradition, simple in form and harmony, with some romantic ballads that are accompanied by JSK's Acoustic Guitar, and Band. This Band produces a sound that is authentic to the genre and just plain fun to listen to. Some great covers of country’s legends like Cash, Denver, and Daniels, to name a few, have audiences up on their feet singing and dancing along.

MON PETIT SALON w/Jeremie Levi

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Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs CA 92262

Come on up and enjoy an evening of live music from the award-winning team at Mon Petit Mojave About this event

You’re invited to Mon Petit Salon at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, an evening of improvised, eclectic world music.

Each week features different artists and genres, from blues, jazz, electro, classical, and more, you'll experience musical genius and improvisation along with variations on songs you know and love.

The shows are hosted by Jeremie Levi Samson, a violin virtuoso from Paris, France, and produced by Mon Petit Mojave, an award-winning musical experience from the hi-desert.

No Cover. Two Drink Minimum*

Reservations Highly Recommended- Space is limited, book early. Patrons are seated on a first come- first seated basis and seating is supper club style. Reservations are good until 5:15 pm unless staff has been notified.

*Two Drink Minimum- Upon arrival- at concessions you will have the opportunity to purchase drink tokens to cover the two-drink minimum requirement. Guests can use these tokens at this event or use them at any event following when the bar is open. Each person, in each party, is resposible for respecting the 2 drink minimum. This allows us to cover talent and service for this unique evening.

John Stanley King's Cowboy Songs | Wednesdays | 6pm-9:30pm | No Cover.

JSK vocalizes in the folk-country tradition, simple in form and harmony, with some romantic ballads that are accompanied by JSK's Acoustic Guitar, and Band. This Band produces a sound that is authentic to the genre and just plain fun to listen to. Some great covers of country’s legends like Cash, Denver, and Daniels, to name a few, have audiences up on their feet singing and dancing along.