Primary Instrument: Guitar
Eclectic guitarist Brad Hammonds has played hundreds of shows across the country including NYC venues such as The Blue Note, The Symphony Space, The Living Room, Joes' Pub, The Whitney Museum, Rockwood Music Hall, BAM Café, SXSW Eclectic Stage, and voted one of WNYC's Soundcheck best live performances of 2007. Brad has toured extensively throughout the country playing college and universities, theaters, cafes, art houses and house concerts and toured the Netherlands. Brad's music has been featured on the History Channel, the Sundance Channel, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.
Hammonds’ 2012 release “Greene Street” reveals how Hammonds plays in the moment. His freshness and spontaneous vitality reverberate on this textured acoustic, instrumental album with rock drive. Joined at his intimate downtown studio by a beautifully close friends and wildly creative collaborators, Hammonds exhibits his trademark depth and flair for thoughtfully deployed technique.
With top improvisers and interpreters Will Martina (cello; Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber), Mathias Kunzli (percussion; Regina Spektor) and Jason DiMatteo (bass; Burnt Sugar), Hammonds explores rolling Celtic lines inspired by Led Zeppelin, Middle Eastern beats, and flamenco flourishes. The band revels in modal lines, shifting time signatures, and expansive solos, without losing their musical momentum.