I am a music writer and publisher with Beauty From Ashes Music. A Multi instrumentalist, I play bass, electric and acoustic guitars, and dabble in drums keyboards and other instruments. I have played with multiple bands and been in on many projects over the last 45 years in music.
I am currently playing bass for the DRM Band and the Rich Gaudreau band. Current recording projects include:
We Prefer The Word Vintage - DRM Band
Changed - Rich Gaudreau Band
Full Speed Ahead - Les and Friends
Thank you for letting me share my music with you. I would love to connect with you as we are partners in ministry together. For more detailed information see my resume at www.beautyfromashesmusic.com/resume. Blessings.
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By Les Hamlett, 2015-08-15
One of my bands that I am associated with has had the fortune to be associated with a dynamic Ministry called Common Ground. Common Ground is located in Haverhill, MA. Their ministry is to the poor, disadvantaged, homeless, disenfranchised, etc. They are a wonderful ministry that does a lot in the city of Haverhill, MA.
One effort that the DRM Band has been proud to be associated with is called Serving Haverhill. Every year Common Ground purchases a tractor trailer full of living necessities and gives them out to the needy. It has become a regular event that draws anywhere between 500 and 1,000 needy people each year.
Along with the giving away of the gift bags, Common Ground provides free food and drinks, music, speakers, prayer tent, things to do for children and more. For the 3rd year we have been able to be a part of this great event by bringing musical talents from the stage. It was a great day. Many people heard the Gospel of grace. Many people had their needs met, both physically and spiritually.
To find out more about Common Ground Ministries, visit them at :
By Les Hamlett, 2015-08-10
Most of us know this scripture from Isaiah 61:
"He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."
As I went through a time of darkness and difficulty a few years ago, I realized that this was one of those many scriptures that you mentally ascent to but the heart has no real understanding. I think we all have those. They are different because we are in different places and have different journeys. When I went through my difficult time I found that even after many years of serving God, I did not believe in the completeness of God's forgiveness. I served the Lord well for 40 years yet I had trouble believing that God could ever use me again.
Well, the Good news is that God is in the business of restoration. He can build something beautiful out of the ashes. It does require the road of repentance, which is a hard, often painful road. I took that road and he has blessed me beyond measure.
No matter where you are or where you've been you can reach out to Jesus. Be assured He is already reaching out to you. Let him take those smoldering ashes and make something beautiful. updated on ReverbNation, the app will keep you updated in real time. The Les and Friends app is free.