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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.




NEW June 2020 Dates added!

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

Summer/Fall 2020 - 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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Bob Hamilton on Banjo with the Shadow Mountain Band, GRAMMY WINNER Jim Lauderdale

Pappy and Harriet's, 53688 Pioneertown Rd, , Pioneertown CA 92268

Shadow Mountain Band opens for Jim Lauderdale at Pappy and Harriets, Ticketed Show Shadow Mountain back at everybody's favorite High Desert Honkytonk- Pappy and Harriets! Early Sets, 5-7:30, followed by regional and national acts. Check to see if you need a ticket to stay past 7pm, and reservations are recommended


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