the band



We are always looking

for new places to play.


If you would like us

in your town get in touch.

Sunday, July 3 - 2:00 to 5:00 - The Swiss Hotel - Sonoma

Saturday, August 13 - 2:00 to 5:00 - The Swiss Hotel - Sonoma

Tuesday, September 27 from 5:00 to dusk - The Farmers Market on the Plaza - Sonoma

Saturday, October 1 - 6:00 to 8:00 - Muscardini Tasting Room - Kenwood

Saturday, November 26 - 7:00 to 11:00 - Private Party - The Moose Lodge

contact & about

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The Rett Hamer Blues Band was formed in 2007 by Gerrett “Rett” Snedaker (guitar/slide guitar and vocals) and Kurt Krauthamer “Hamer” (blues harp and vocals).  Besides the founders, the band consists of “Detroit” Danny Barbane on lead guitar and vocal, Tom “Bassman” Petcharian on bass and vocals, Tom Wolfe on keyboards, Jim Holland on drums and Butch Alvarez on Congas.   Guest vocalists and musicians join the band from time to time.


The band plays traditional and contemporary blues with a smattering of rhythm and blues, rock and soul.  Their extensive playlist includes some original blues compositions, and songs by Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Otis Rush, Little Walker, Taj Mahal, Stevie Ray Vaughn/W.C. Clark, The Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Johnny Lang, Greg Allman, Blind Joe Williams, T-Bone Walker and others.