Gary Hobish brings over 35 years of experience as a professional recording engineer/ producer to A. Hammer Mastering. He has been a Mastering Specialist since 1982, with hundreds of albums to his credit covering all genres of recordings — from classic jazz to classic rock, alt-rock, rap and hard rock to folk, classical, spoken word and even sound effects.

NRBQ • Willie Nelson • Judee Sill • Dream Syndicate • Soft Machine • Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project • The San Francisco Silent Film Festival • Jill Tracy • Flipper • True Margrit • The TomorrowMen • G.G. Amos • Julia Kierstine • Blar Hansen • Lee Hazelwood • The Feelies • Fairport Convention • Electric Shepherd • Ganglians • Dominant Legs • INTACT • Marlina Teich • The Ferocious Few • The Shockwaves • Water Records • Reboot Stereophonic Records • Steve Wynn • Society Of Rockets • Guy Clark • Kevin Ayers • Harmonia • Thomas Mapfumo • Department Of Eagles • Flamin’ Groovies • The Creak • The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir • Port O’Brien • Birdman Records • Cluster • Mitch Ryder • Matt Johnson • Gilberto Gil • Adam Shulman Quintet • Halley Elwell • Gloria Reuben • Griddle • The Family Crest • Eddie Mueller (Noir City Film Festival) • Kitchen Fire • The Surfside IV • The Spyrals • Jaime Records • Apache • Evacuee • The Deadbeats • Murder Of Lilies • Here And Now • Sean O’Brien • Todayok • Sun Of Monkey • The Soft Bombs • The Warlocks • Astral • The Moore Brothers • Pearls Before Swine • Cuckoo Chaos • Siletto Ghetto • The Vibe Project • Foreign Cinema • Robert Mac • Colin Blunstone (Zombies) • PC Munoz • David J (of Bauhaus/ Love and Rockets) • True West • Making Dinner • 20-Sided Records • Mushroom • Jack Palance • Matthew Baldwin • Terry Adams & Marshall Allen • CarneyBall Johnson • Shameless Will • Shel Silverstein • The Sugarhill Gang • The Rob Hart Trio • Patty Waters • The Bonedrivers • Ennio Morricone • Dr. John • Groovy Judy • Alicia Dattner • Hip Hop Hoodios • Hot Mute • Derek Lassiter • Highway Robbers • Crooked Roads • Don Ho • Sonny Sharrock • SF Panhandlers • Waylon Jennings • Archie Bell and the Drells • The Procrastinistas • Memphis Horns
Along with the featured projects below, an extensive list of Gary’s credits are available at the All Music Guide and Artist Direct.

Don Ho

The Don Ho Show/ Don Ho Again

Water (2-fer) (2004 remaster)

Gone Jackals

Out and About with the Gone Jackals

BlueBlack

Flipper

Gone Fishin'

Water (2008 Remaster)

Allen Toussaint

Southern Nights

Water (2006 Remaster)

Paul Westerberg

14 Songs

Plain Recordings (2014 LP Remaster)

Lightnin’ Hopkins

Bring Me My Shotgun

Masked Weasel (2006 remaster)

The Avengers

Water/4 Men With Beards (1986 Original, 2012 remaster)

Ernie Graham

4 Men With Beards (2014 LP Remaster)

Patty Waters

You Thrill Me: A Musical Odyssey 1962-1979

DBK Works
NRBQ

NRBQ

April Showers

Omnivore Recordings

Patty Waters

Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe

DBK Works

Flipper

Public Flipper Limited Live 1980-1985

Water (2008 Remaster)

Mink de Ville

Coup de Grace

DBK Works (2005 remaster)

Don Bikoff

Celestial Explosion

Tompkins Square

The Rob Hart Trio

Art Of Improvisation

John Simon

John Simon's Album

Water (2004 remaster)

The Moore Bros.

Bee

Plain Recordings

The Monochrome Set

Strange Boutique

4 Men With Beards (2012 Remaster)

Swans

The Burning World

Water (2012 Remaster)

Society Of Rockets

Silver Age

Three Ring Records

Various Artists

Contemporary Guitar

4 Men With Beards (2012 LP Remaster)

Gone Jackals

Blue Pyramid

BlueBlack

Low

Long Division

4 Men With Beards (2012 Remaster)

Ryan Mintz

Love Letter

Pearls Before Swine

The Use Of Ashes

4 Men With Beards (2014 LP Remaster)

Henry Flynt

Graduation

Superior Viaduct

Jackie McLean

Jackie's Pal

Prestige (1984 OJC remaster)

Flamin’ Groovies

Bust Out At Full Speed - The Sire Years (3 cd Box Set)

Water (2005 remaster)
Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane

Transcendence

Antarctica Starts Here (2019 remaster)

Afrika Bambaata

Planet Rock

DBK Works
2005 Remaster

Derek Lassiter

Witness

Beevine

Eduard Artemiev

Solaris (Original Soundtrack)

Superior Viaduct (2014 LP Remaster)

The Here And Now Band

Coaxed Out From Oxford

4-Zero

Brigitte Fontaine/ Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Comme À La Radio CD

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

Glaxo Babies

Put Me On The Guest List

Superior Viaduct (2013 Remaster)

The Rezillos

Can't Stand The Rezillos

Water (2005 Remaster)

Jill Tracy

Silver Smoke, Star of Night

Miller Carr & the Shalants

Passage Through Wilderness, Vol. 2

American Dust

Noah Georgeson

Find Shelter

Plain Recordings

Alison Faith Levy & Mushroom

Yesterday I Saw You Kissing Tiny Flowers

4 Zero Records

Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project

Seriously

Smog Veil

The Soft Machine

Volume Two

Water (2007 Remaster)

Apache

Boomtown Gems

Birdman

Biff Rose

The Thorn In Mrs. Rose's Side / Children of Light

Water (2005 remaster)

NRBQ

Transmissions

Caraway

La Düsseldorf

Viva

Water
(2008 Remaster)

Soft Bombs

Embrace The Light

Ben E. King

Songs For Soulful Lovers/ Seven Letters

DBK Works (2007 Remaster)

Diane Ferlatte with Erik Pearson

Wickety Whack - Brer Rabbit Is Back

*Grammy Nominee 2007*

Hip Hop Hoodios

Agua Pa' La Gente

Terry Reid

River

Water
(2006 Remaster)

Kerry Wing

Bio-Electric Love

Renee’s Here!

Walking Sideways

David Wiffen

Water/ 4 Men With Beards (2014 Remaster)

The Tomorrow Men

It's About Time

Eddie Gale

Ghetto Music

Water (2003 remaster)

Factrix

Scheintot

Superior Viaduct (2012 remaster)

Lou Lou & The Guitarfish

Birdman

Jason Overton

Jason Overton

Songs For The Jewish-American Jet Set: The Tikva Records Story, 1950-1973

The Idelsohn Society
(2011 Restoration & Remaster)

Port O’Brien

All We Could Do Was Sing

Port O'Brien

Radio Birdman

Radios Appear

International Feel (2012 remaster)

Patsy Cline

Walking and Dreaming

Masked Weasel (2005 remaster)

David Ackles

Five & Dime

International Feel (2014 Remaster)
Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane

Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana

Antarctica Starts Here (2018 remaster)

Various Artists

With A Bow (Japan Disaster Benefit Album)

Kitten Charmer

Ayla Nereo

Be Held

Brigitte Fontaine

Est…Folle

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

La Düsseldorf

Water
(2008 Remaster)

Eddie Gale

Black Rhythm Happening

Water (2003 remaster)

NRBQ

Christmas Wish- Deluxe Edition

Clang!

Eduard Artemiev

Mirror/Stalker (Original Soundtrack)

Superior Viaduct (2014 LP Remaster)

Ian Matthews

Valley Hi/ Some Days You Eat The Bear...

(2-fer) Water (2004 remaster)

Glaxo Babies

Nine Months To The Disco

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

The Coldest Fire

Debut

Sit Kitty Sit

Beautiful/Terrible

Gun Horse Records
Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles

What The... You Mean I Can't Sing?

Water (2003 remaster)

David J

On Glass

Plain (2006 remaster)

Carneyball Johnson

Akron Cracker

Tracy Nelson

Tracy Nelson

Water (2004 remaster)

‘Twas The Night Before Hanukkah

The Idelsohn Society
(2012 Restoration and Remastering)

David Ackles

American Gothic

International Feel (2014 Remaster)

Steve Wynn

Visitation Rights

DBK Works

Flamin’ Groovies

Now

4 Men With Beards

Sit Kitty Sit

The Push

Gun Horse Records

Devo

Hardcore Devo Vol. 1 & 2

Superior Viaduct (2013 Remaster)

The Barry Sisters

Our Way

Reboot Stereophonic (2008 Remaster)

Gilberto Gil

Cérebro Electrónico

Water (2008 Remaster)

Peg Leg Howell

The Legendary Peg Leg Howell

Sutro Park (2014 Remaster)

David Ackles

Subway To The Country

International Feel (2014 Remaster)

Willie Nelson

54 Songs

DBK Works (2006 Remaster)

The Creak

Here's To Feeling Good All The Time

American Music Club

San Francisco

Plain Recordings (2013 LP Remaster)

Rybalko

Knots

Noh Mercy

Superior Viaduct (2012 Remaster)

Society Of Rockets

Future Factory

Three Ring Records

Colin Blunstone

One Year

Water (2007 CD Remaster) / 4 Men With Beards (2013 LP Remaster)

The Bonedrivers

Roadhouse Manifesto

BlueBlack

Amy Meyers

Trains & Hens

Cheshire Moon

Dream Syndicate

Medicine Show

Water (2010 Remaster)

Ennio Morricone

Crime & Dissonance

Ipecac

True West

Hollywood Holiday Revisited

Atavistic

Society Of Rockets

False Maps / Radical Scouts

Crooked Roads

Heartbreak Sampler

Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane

Eternity

Antarctica Starts Here (2019 remaster)

Judee Sill

Live In London

Water
NRBQ

NRBQ

All Hopped Up

Omnivore (2019 Remaster)

Charles Brown

Black Night

Masked Weasel (2006 Remaster)

Waylon Jennings

When Sin Stops

Masked Weasel (2005 remaster)
NRBQ

NRBQ

NRBQ (1969)

Omnivore (2018 Remaster)

David J

Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh

Plain (2006 Remaster)

Fred Neil

Fred Neil

Water (2006 remaster)

Mushroom

Really Don't Mind If You Sit This One Out

4-Zero Records

Pearls Before Swine

Jewels Were The Stars

Water (4-cd Box Set)

Glenn Branca

Lesson No. 1

Superior Viaduct (2013 remaster)

Pearls Before Swine

The Wizard of Is

Water

Factrix/Cazazza

California Babylon

Superior Viaduct (2012 Remaster)

Highway Robbers

Robbers & Swills

NRBQ Turn On, Tune I

NRBQ

Turn On, Tune In

Omnivore Recordings

Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute

Kritzerland

The Moore Bros.

California Sister

Bill Evans

Re: Person I Knew

Milestone (1985 remaster)

Baby Huey

The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend

Water (2004 remaster)

Eugene McDaniels

Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse

Water (2005 remaster)

Memphis Horns

Water (2005 remaster)
Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane

Transfiguration

Antarctica Starts Here (2019 remaster)

Kevin Ayers

Joy Of A Toy

Water (2007 Remaster)

Terry Adams & Marshall Allen

Ten By Two

Edisun

Daniel Steinbock

The Blade

Guy Clark

Old No. 1

4 Men With Beards

Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations

The Idelsohn Society
(2010 Restoration & Remaster)

Griddle

Turning Violet

Your Permanent Records

Plainsong

In Search of Amelia Earhart/ Now We Are Three

Water (2006 remaster)

Anne Briggs

The Time Has Come

Water (2007 Remaster)

Hélène Renaut

Tiny Specks Of Delight

Kitten Charmer

Judee Sill

Dreams Come True

Water

Grouse

Babyfly Records

Caravan

If I could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You

4 Men With Beards (2014 LP Remaster)

Fred Katz Orchestras

Folk Songs For Far Out Folk

Reboot Stereo Records (2007 Remaster)

Cab 20

Cactus

Mock Records

Jack Palance

Water (2003 remaster)

Sonny Sharrock

Black Woman

Water (2002 remaster)

Port O’Brien

The Wind And The Swell

American Dust

Ruthann Friedman

Constant Companion

Water (2007 remaster)

True Margrit

Seaworthy

Bobo Tunes

Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project

Akron Cracker

Dr. John

What Goes Around, Comes Around

DBK Works (2006 Remaster)

Heldon

Interface

Superior Viaduct (2014 Remaster)

Amy Duncan

Pilgrimage

Plain Recordings

Wilson Pickett

Hey Jude

DBK Works (2007 remaster)

Elton John

The Legendary Covers Of Elton John

DBK Works
(2006 Remaster)

Flipper

Generic

Water (2008 Remaster)!

Evergreen Dazed

The AM Sounds of Evergreen Dazed

The Moore Bros.

Murdered By The Moore Bros.

Plain Recordings

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Chronicle

Fantasy (original CD issue, 1985)
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