We will be performing songs from all three of my albums, along with classic Jazz and Pop tunes, complete with XM/Sirius Steel Pan Artist John Patti on percussion. We will also be having the big screen debut of my video for "Hipster Juliet". Hope to see you at 8pm on Friday May 8th. Visit gpactix.com to reserve your tickets now!
Recorded deep in the Florida jungle, I'm very excited to share my new album with the world! "Friction" is a little darker, a little grittier, and ranges a little further across the spectrum. Drawn together with co-producer and keyboard player Matt Frost, the CD also features a host of excellent musicians along with myself on upright bass and a touch of theremin in addition to my looped acoustic guitar and vocals / beatboxing.
This album may appear a slight departure from the acoustic-pop of my first studio album "[Reasonably] Honest", but still holds true to this generous quote from the Sarasota Herald Tribune: "one minute he's singer-songwriter smooth, the next breaking into rap-jazzy scats, skillfully co-merging genres within songs."
Sarasota Herald Tribune Ticket "...funky acoustic guitar-looping, beat-boxing, soul-singing Sarasota powerhouse Ben Hammond..."
Portland Press Herald:
"... Hammond is a versatile musician who writes memorable originals, delivers when he decides to cover someone, and uses his guitar, voice and gadgets to create a sound that you want to keep hearing..." [+read more]