ham1.jpgAthens, Georgia resident singer-songwriter, Jim Willingham, returns November 6th with his second LP The Captain’s Table.

Recording and performing under the nom de plume Ham 1, Willingham, when not performing his duties as a schoolteacher, likes to lay down tracks with his Athens buddies…who just happen to include, but not limited to: Liz Durrett, former members of Japancakes, Rock*A*Teens, Olivia Tremor Control, and other various E6-ers.

Admittedly, it was the stellar lineup of guest players that first sparked our interest in the Ham 1 debut back in 2005 — but it was the songs themselves that had us anxiously awaiting its follow up. Two years later I can tell you it was worth the wait. As much as we enjoyed the debut, The Captain’s Table marks a huge leap forward for Willingham, and his Ham 1 cadre, both stylistically and in terms of the actual songwriting itself.

Unlike the Ham 1 debut, The Captain’s Table is being released via the Orange Twin label, which means you have to pay for it (you can still download songs from the Ham 1 debut, free, here). If that is the bad news, then the good news is that the new LP is worth every penny.

On Tour: Ham 1 and Liz Durrett will be on tour, opening for Vic Chesnutt, as well as acting as his backing band, throughout Sept/Oct. They are calling this the Three On The Tree tour.

Related: In other Athens new, Southern Shelter is presently hosting recorded Ath/Atl shows by: Deerhunter, Patterson Hood, Bo Bedingfield, Star Room Boys, Jason Isbell, Bloodkin, and more…

Download:
MP3:
Ham 1 :: Clown Shoed Feet
MP3:
Ham 1 :: Hare Lipped Bust
MP3: Ham 1 :: White Rat
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Pre-order: Ham 1 – The Captain’s Table

www.orangetwin.com ++ www.ham1.org ++ www.myspace.com/ham1

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3 Responses to “Ham 1 :: The Captain’s Table (November 2007)”

  1. fyi, the link for “Hare Lipped Bust” is in their twice on your hyperlink. not sure if we sent it to you that way. if so, apologies.

  2. Thanks for this post. I’ve not heard of this guy, but as a former Athenian, I like to keep up with what’s going on down there.

  3. Yay! I heart Ham 1!!! Jim is the bestest.

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