Regie Hamm’s ‘Pass the Hat’ tour stopping by Alabaster

Published 3:45 pm Wednesday, August 2, 2017

ALABASTER – During his nationwide “Pass the Hat” tour, singer-songwriter Regie Hamm is planning to give a free concert in Alabaster. The concert is set for Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Restore: First United Methodist Church of Alabaster located off Alabama 119.


Alabaster resident and longtime friend of Hamm Eric Starling said the concert will feature original stories and songs written by Hamm. Starling said the concert will reflect on Hamm’s musical and evangelical background.

“It’s about his career as a songwriter in Nashville. Regie, at 10 years old, was the drummer in his dad’s band. He went on from there,” Starling said.

According to Starling, the “Pass the Hat” tour got its name from Hamm’s experience as the son of a traveling Pentecostal minister.

“Pass the Hat goes back to his being an evangelist. They had to live off of love offerings,” Starling said.

Starling also said the tour serves as Hamm’s way to celebrate two significant milestones in his life.

“He reached out to friends and family on Facebook to see about in-house concerts to celebrate his 50th year alive and his 40th year in the music industry,” Starling said.

Hamm’s work has won multiple awards. He is most famously known as the writer of “Time of My Life,” the theme song for season seven of American Idol, which later became singer David Cook’s first single. The song later went platinum.

Starling said the concert at Restore: FUMCA is a free and fun event with good music.

“The people of Alabaster have shown that they have a love for good music. Regie brings a new perspective,” Starling said. “Whether or not they know Regie by name, people will know his song for sure.”