Artwork by: Carga Maxima
“If I Had A Hammer“ is the second single off Matt Ellis’ sixth album, “Rambler Pacifico”, and is a cover of the Pete Seeger/Lee Hayes protest song from 1949. Featuring Kam Franklin on vocals, the song has been reimagined with a laid-back Laurel Canyon feel, but the message is still clear and more compelling than ever. Produced by Ellis, "Hammer..." was mixed by Nathan Sabatino (Dr.Dog/The Flaming Lips) in Joshua Tree, California and is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and everywhere else you find good music.
Shot during the 3rd Annual Women's March in Los Angeles, on January 19, 2019, the 360 video takes you into the event from the protestors POV. Click and drag your way through the environment and explore the positive energy fighting for ending violence, protection of reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers’ rights, equal pay for equal work, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice.
Many thanks to J.D. Narro and the participants of the LA Women's March that made this video possible.
"If I Had A Hammer" is out now. "Rambler Pacifico" will be available everywhere on 03.29.19.
Matt Ellis: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Kam Franklin: Vocals
Joshua Norton: Electric Guitar & Backing Vocals
Fernando Sanchez: Drums & Percussion
Tim Walker: Pedal Steel
Dustin Bookatz: Bass
Nick Luca: Farfisa & Fender Rhodes
Vavine Tahapehi: Backing Vocals
Lacey Kay Cowden: Backing Vocals
Engineers: Lewis Fordham & Fernando Sanchez
Mixed by: Nathan Sabatino
Mastered by: JJ Golden
DP & Direction by J.D. Narro
Edited by Matt Ellis