Songs of rivers, highways and impossible love: these are the main motifs of Jack Hammer’s latest studio album, Handful of Rain. Jack Hammer is the country’s longest-standing rock band, its existence spanning three decades with Piet Botha, the “godfather of South African rock”, at their helm.

Their brand-new album comes after many years spent touring, and is an ode to the road, a story, a book of songs, a collection of quiet reflections of a man looking back on his life as a touring musician. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by SAMA-winner Peter Pearlson and was released online by VH Music and Publishing

“Delving into the songwriting on this album is a melancholy joy, revealing different interpretations with each listen. The timbre in Piet Botha’s singing is full of longing and resistance” – Jannike Bergh, PARISSOWETO

The official album launch tour across the country will kick off on 5 February 2016. Liedjies oor riviere, die langpad en onmoontlike liefde: hierdie is die hooftemas van Jack Hammer se jongste studio album Handful of Rain.
Jack Hammer, die land se oudste rock band, bestaan al vir langer as drie dekades en het Piet Botha, die generaal van Suid-Afrikaanse rock, aan die stuur.

Hulle splinternuwe album kom na etlike jare se toer en is ‘n ode aan die langpad, ‘n storie, ‘n boek van liedjies, ‘n versameling stil refleksies van ‘n man wat terugkyk op sy lewe as ‘n reisende musikant. Die album is vervaardig, gemeng en gemeester deur die SAMA-bekroonde Peter Pearlson en is aanlyn vrygestel deur VH Music and Publishing.

“Dit is ‘n weemoedige vreugde om in dié album se musiek en lirieke in te delf, met nuwe interpretasies wat met elke gehoorslag na vore kom. Die toonkleur van Piet Botha se stem is vol verlange en verset.” – Jannike Bergh, PARISSOWETO

Die amptelike landswye bekendstellingstoer sal op 5 Februarie 2016 afskop.

Tour Dates:
05 Feb – Capital Plants, Pta
06 Feb – Summer Jam, Wolmer Bush Lounge, Pta-North
07 Feb – Tutuwedzo, De Wildt
12 Feb – Red Right Hand, Pta (Old Belgrave Hotel)
13 Feb – The Radium Beer Hall, Joburg
14 Feb – Tings ‘n Times, Garsfontein, Pta
17 Feb – Mojo’s, Welkom
18 Feb – Die Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein
19 Feb – The Barn (Barnyard Theatre), Plettenberg Bay
20 Feb – Karoo Hotel, Barrydale
21 Feb – Stoep Café, Kleinmond
25 Feb – Bohemia, Stellenbosch
26 Feb – Bertie’s Mooring, Gordon’s Bay
27 Feb – Die Boer, Durbanville
28 Feb – Cape To Cuba, Kalk Bay