Born in the foothills of the White Mountains, Ben's first musical endeavors outside rural New England took him north to McGill University where he received a degree in Music Technology and Jazz Voice, worked the city's live music circuit in several bands and appeared as a guest performer at the Montreal Jazz Festival. For the past decade, he has since made his living through music, relentlessly touring all four corners of the United States, Southeast Asia and New Zealand, combining his dual passions of travel and music. Predominantly a soloist, he also shines in duo and band settings, layering his unique style with varied talent from around the world.
While not on the road, Ben has been active in the studio, producing 3 full length albums (over 10,000 independently sold and counting), multiple music videos, and a live concert DVD "Solo at Stone Mountain Arts Center". He currently resides and plays extensively on the front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. As noted by the 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."