What makes a great guitarist? That’s a hard question to answer. I can tell you in my opinion that it’s not just speed, or technical skill, it’s if the player feels what he’s playing and is able to convey that feeling to the listeners. Redd does just that for me. From the first time I saw him perform with Scattered Hamlet I knew there was something special about him. It’s as if the ghosts of guitar legends past are watching over and infusing Redd with their powers. Check out his skills on “Outlaw Anthem”:

     Redd, in my opinion, will only continue to grow as a player and I cannot even imagine the level of greatness he will achieve. From straight up Blues based Rock N’ Roll, to in your face crunchy, tasty metal, Redd has it covered. He whips around the stage like a whirling dervish, never missing a lick while doing so. With Adam Joad on vocals/guitar, Jake Delling Le Bas on drums, Richard Erwin on bass/vocals, and Adam Newell on guitars/vocals, Redd and Scattered Hamlet are a musical force to be reckoned with!

     Yup, Redd’s got skills, and one day I hope to see Redd gracing the cover of the guitar magazines.  Redd is but one of a crop of new guitarists that should be recognized among their peers, I will focus on these players as well in upcoming posts.

Do yourself a favor and check out Scattered Hamlet  and pick up their music at the Scattered Hamlet General Store! Scattered Hamlet has just released their first full length CD Skeleton Dixie to the world, your ears are missing out if you haven’t heard it.




Thank you Redd for giving me faith in the next generation of players.

the Hellion



Scattered Hamlet - Skeleton Dixie CD cover

Scattered Hamlet – Skeleton Dixie CD cover

It’s finally here!!! The official release of the highly anticipated full length release from SCATTERED HAMLET!!!!

If you haven’t had the chance to pick up your physical copy you can now get it online!!!

Support this GREAT band out on the road so they can continue to bring you their unique style of dirty Rock N’ Roll to you!

Their shows are an experience and the band loves to meet and greet their fan base!!!


-the Hellion

(Hell Rider Prez)


Here’s the official release from the band:


Alright Hell Riders It’s Here!
Scattered Hamlet’s first full length album Skeleton Dixie is available for purchase on all major platforms!
And of course any time you come see a live show we will be selling hard copies!  We will be on the road all of April so come out and party with us!
The April Tour Dates are:
April 5 – Kansas City
April 6 – Algona, IA
April 12 – Crest Hill, IL
April 13 – South Barrington, IL
April 18 – Cape Giradeu, MO
April 19 – Fort Smith, AR
April 20 – Oklahoma City, OK
April 25 – Pueblo, CO
April 26 – Auroa, CO
April 27 – Durango, CO
There are more dates to be added for April as well so check our FaceBook page at and check the Tour Tab and see any new dates that may have been added!
Keep Rockin’ Hell Riders!


Scattered Hamlet - Skeleton Dixie CD cover

Scattered Hamlet – Skeleton Dixie CD cover

1. Shelter

2. Outlaw Anthem

3. Warning

4. In Good Company

5. It’s Alright With Me

6. Falling Off The Wagon (Featuring Randy “The Arsonist” Cooper)

7. Guilty Plea

8. Mississippi Queen

9. Powder Kegs and Gasoline

10. Family Tree

11. Skeleton Dixie

     I have anxiously awaited this CD for a while now. Now that I’ve had the chance to listen to it several times, it was worth the wait. This CD restores my faith in good old-fashioned guitar driven Rock N’ Roll. With nods to their various influences the members of Scattered Hamlet infuse this CD with the sound that makes Scattered Hamlet  unique. This ain’t no pretty record, it’s loud, it’s dirty, and G-d bless it it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!!! These new songs coupled with their live performance makes Scattered Hamlet a band not miss when they invade a town near you. There is an outstanding guest on the track “Falling Off The Wagon” guitar great Randy “The Arsonist” Cooper. Randy’s guitar work in the track shows off his amazing playing skills. One of the earmarks for a great CD for me is that when I listen to it there is no need to skip tracks, there is no filler or throw away tracks on this. I cannot pick a favorite track because they are all worthy of that praise, I can, however, point out a couple of standout tracks: “Warning”, “Shelter”, “Powder Kegs and Gasoline”, and “Skeleton Dixie”. If you want a good time, feel good, driving down the road with the windows open, drinking beer with your buds, CD this is the one for 2013, look no further. Scattered Hamlet……HELL YES!!!! Pick it up here:

Whet your whistle on this track and get your “Outlaw Anthem” on: 


the Hellion

Albuquerque NM – March 1st – Come one, Come ALL!!!


     Coming up on March 1st here in Albuquerque NM there is going to be a stellar alignment of Rock N’ Roll. Three of Rocks greatest newcomers will be playing a show like no other. Rusty Tramp, Scattered Hamlet, and Scars Blue!!!




     Even if you can’t make the show, check out these AWESOME bands, like their pages and SPREAD THE WORD!!!

the Hellion



Oh HELL!!!! The boys are back in a BIG way. This new track is pure Scattered Hamlet! For those of you who don’t know about Scattered Hamlet, WHERE THE HELL YOU BEEN LIVIN’? UNDER A ROCK? Scattered Hamlet is more than a band, they are a force greater than the sum of the parts. Scattered Hamlet has seen member changes, and yet they are STRONGER THAN EVER! Look for the guys hitting the road to support the release of their FULL LENGTH CD: SKELETON DIXIE!!!!   Check out the lyric video for the new track “Powder Kegs and Gasoline”. If you haven’t liked their Facebook page yet do it here: Roll with the Scattered Hamlet fan base called the  Hell Riders at:




“Powder Kegs and Gasoline”


the Hellion

(Hell Rider Captain)