Piet Botha & Jack Hammer: 13 Towns, Vol 2

Piet Botha & Jack Hammer - 13 Towns Vol 2
Piet Botha & Jack Hammer – 13 Towns Vol 2


  1. Blues Jam
  2. Lovesick (Bob Dylan / Johnathan Martin & No Quarter cover) from Johnathan Martin & No Quarter: In My Blood
  3. Hurt (Nine Inch Nails / Johnny Cash cover)
  4. Sien Jou Weer from ‘n Suitcase Vol Winter
  5. Suitcase Vol Winter from ‘n Suitcase Vol Winter
  6. Die Brief from Die Middernagtrein
  7. Moordenaarskaroo from Die Middernagtrein
  8. That’s How We Roll from Handful Of Rain
  9. Heroes (David Bowie cover)
  10. All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan / Jimi Hendrix cover)
    Crossroads (Robert Johnson / Cream cover) hidden bonus track

Recorded live on the road between 2017 and 2019.

Recorded and mixed by Paul van de Waal, and mastered by Lanie van der Walt (Wolmer Records).

Piet Botha & Jack Hammer – 13 Towns Vol 2


  • Piet Botha: Vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Johnathan Martin: Vocals, guitar
  • Tertius du Plessis: Bass
  • Paul vd Waal: Drums
  • Jake Gunn (Jacques Groenewald): guitar, vocals
  • Gerry Robinson: Acoustic guitar

Release information:

Download: 22 December 2020, Vonk Musiek
2CD: 22 December 2020, Vonk Musiek, VONK463 (Volumes 1 & 2)

Hidden bonus track: Crossroads

Piet leaves the stage with the words; “I’ll catch you boys later”, then the rest of the guys led by Jacques Groenewald jam on Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” obviously inspired by Cream’s 1968 version. Blistering guitar solo from Johnathan. And there’s a short drum and bass duet from the powerhouse engine room of Paul and Tertius, before it all winds down. “Se bietjie ou blues” shouts Jacques. Indeed!

Brian Currin
Jack Hammer – Crossroads

Love Sick (Bob Dylan) by Johnathan Martin & No Quarter

Love Sick (Bob Dylan) by Johnathan Martin & No Quarter

Press Release, 24th December 2020

13 Towns, The Journey Continues

For Piet Botha & Jack Hammer, the month of December always involved touring “coast to coast and up and down that crazy road…” This year, they’re still bringing their music to the fans, in the form of 13 Towns (The Journey Continues) double live album.

Following the release of Vol. 1 on online platforms earlier this year, Vol. 2 is now also available.

Even better, Vol. 1 + 2 can also be purchased in CD format from Johnathan Martin, Bean, Duke or Jake Gunn.
If you are in the Helderberg area you can also go grab yourself a copy at the Soul Café in Strand.

Vonk Musiek | That Other Booking Company | Wolmer Records

13 Towns (The Journey Continues) Vol. 1 + 2 CD
13 Towns (The Journey Continues) Vol. 1 + 2 CD

Craft Exchange, Friday 8 December 2017
Craft Exchange, Friday 8 December 2017
Piet Botha On The Road
“Rolling tumbling we go / On the road that has no end / If we might never meet again / Remember you were my friend”