2010-2012 Noise Ordinances 1, 2 and 3: Selected three years in a row from amongst hundreds of original acts for this original music CD Compilation / Festival. [visit event site]

2010 Creative Loafing (Sarasota Herald Tribune Ticket): Best of the Suncoast Reader's Poll.

2009 The Graduates Soundtrack Competition: Awarded spots for "Touch" and "Something New" on the new soundtrack for the award-winning independent film. [visit movie site]

2008 John Lennon Songwriting Award: Finalist in Session 1 Folk Category for "Lemme Know". [visit contest site]

2008 Vermont SolarFest Performing Songwriter Contest: 2nd Place with "Lemme Know" and "Worst Kind of Perfect".

2009, 2008 Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival Songwriting Contest: Finalist with "Worst Kind of Perfect" and "Lemme Know".

2008 West Coast Songwriter's Competition: Honorable Mention for "Lemme Know".

2004 Montreal ICCA Vocal Percussion Award.

Press Articles

Sarasota Herald Tribune Ticket "...Original Music Showcase featuring some of Florida's most accomplished talent. The lineup includes beat-boxing, loop-pedaling, soul-drenching Sarasota songwriter Ben Hammond..." [+read article]

Sarasota Herald Tribune Ticket "...Nor does his music fit into any common category: one minute he's singer-songwriter smooth, the next breaking into rap-jazzy scats, skillfully co-merging genres within songs...." [+read more]

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]

Sarasota Herald Tribune Ticket "...funky acoustic guitar-looping, beat-boxing, soul-singing Sarasota powerhouse Ben Hammond..."

"... this singer-songwriter does a lot more than just play guitar; he beat boxes, circuit bends and writes damned good songs ..." [+read more]

Ranee Lee:
"... His beautiful lyrics, ranging from sensual to exuberant and everything in between come together nicely in a great package of vocal performance and instrumental gifts ..." [+read more]

Portland Press Herald:
"... celebrating the release... on my favorite stage within several hundred miles of here, the Stone Mountain Arts Center... Congrats, Ben, on the standout record ..." [+read more]

Sarasota Herald Tribune:
"... The jazz, soul and pop vocal-beatmaker/singer-songwriter... won two awards in 2008 - one as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, another at Vermont's SolarFest Songwriter Showcase ..." [+read more]

Conway Daily Sun:
"... The songs on "[Reasonably] Honest" may seem like a straightforward collection of love songs, but there's more going on. Hammond begins with the formula of a love ballad and gives it a twist ..." [+read more]

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My music is currently in rotation at dozens of radio stations around the world (and the net), including the following. Feel free to call or email these stations and request my songs if you are out there listening!

Northestern US:
89.3FM (WHSN Bangor, ME) 207-941-7116 [+listen online]
100.3FM (WKIT Bangor, ME) 800-287-1003 [+listen online]
89.9FM (WERU Blue Hill, ME) 207-469-6600 [+listen online]
90.9FM (WMPG Portland, ME) 207-780-4909 [+listen online]
91.3FM (WUNH Durham, NH) 603-862-2222 [+listen online]
91.1FM (WMUA Amherst, MA) 413-545-FM91 [+listen online]
93.5FM (WMWV Conway, NH) (603) 356-9930 [+view website]
95.9FM (WATD Boston, MA) 781-837-4900 [+listen online]

Southeastern US:
96.5FM (WSLR Sarasota, FL) 941-355-4540 [+listen online]
88.5FM (WMNF Tampa, FL) 813-239-9663 [+listen online]
1080AM (WUTT Tampa, FL) 813-253-3333x3656 [+view website]

89.5FM (CIUT Toronto) 416-978-0909 [+listen online]
90.3FM (CKUT Montreal) 514-448-4041x2547 [+listen online].

Online Radio / Podcasts: (Europe) [+listen online] (Toronto) [+listen online] (Toronto) [+listen online] (Martha's Vineyard) [+listen online] (UK) [+listen online] (Toronto) [+listen online] (UK) [+listen online]
In No Particular Order (US)
Ed's Mixed Bag (Florida) [+listen online]
Voodoo Quota Show (UK)