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My good friend and incredible steel pan artist John Patti featured me at his most recent “Calyp-soul Christmas” concerts at the Player’s Theater in Sarasota and also the Bonita Springs Center for the Performing Arts. We debuted this duet version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” mashed up with “Carol of the Bells” featuring John on the darker double second steel drums and myself on upright bass and beatboxing. Filming was done by Charlie Woods and Andres Colin, and I got to play around with my new copy of Final Cut Pro to do the editing. I hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Very excited to be holding my official CD Release Concert at the amazing Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine, a breathtaking venue which has hosted some of my favorite musicians in the world (Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Bela Fleck, so many more!). I will be performing on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 (MLK Weekend), and will be joined by special guests Kelly Muse on Piano and Bass, Andy Robbins on Drums, and Candie Tremblay and Lindsay Brie on Vocals. You can reserve tickets and pre-show dinner on the SMAC website for 20$.

Flyer - Ben Hammond at Stone Mt Jan 18, 2014

Official Flyer

Please share this link with your friends and I hope to see you at the show!

Taylor T5 Guitar, Upright Bass, Boomerang 3 Loop Pedal and Beatboxing, live at Darwin’s on 4th in Sarasota, FL. Visit for more info, tour schedule and free downloads.

My solo cover of Alex Clare’s “Too Close” live at Darwins on 4th in Sarasota, FL. I’m using a Taylor T5, an upright bass, and a Boomerang III looper. Audio recorded with a Zoom H4N and video with a GoPro. Visit for more info, free mp3s and tour schedule.

Great Youtube Comment!

Posted: June 5, 2013 in Off-Topic
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Great Youtube Comment!

Wanted to share this awesome comment I just received on a youtube video I put up a few years ago of me performing “Wagon Wheel” by New River Gorge in West Virginia.

“my husband david ran across this video on youtube..and we live in GA but im from Beckley, anyway..after watching this video we found the Longpoint trail and hiked it…all bc of this video. it was amazing and ill [be] hiking it again…and again”

Recap video featuring some of the tunes we played and a whole bunch of wine tasters gettin’ DOWN!

Ben Hammond on guitar, loops, octaver and vocals
James Dabone on Trombone
Dan Rubin on Drums
Video and Editing by Ashley Armitage Photography ( )

Ben Hammond: Vocals, Vocal Percussion, Guitar/Octaver, Live-Looping.

April 2nd, 2013 performance of Radiohead’s epic song “Paranoid Android”. All elements of this performance are played and looped live with no pre-recorded tracks or samples.

Ben is playing a Taylor T5 through a Boss OC-3 Octaver Pedal and a Boomerang III Loop Station.