About

Hugh Hammond is a singer-songwriter who writes piano-driven folk-rock ballads about flip-flops and compasses. Hugh currently performs locally in Chico, CA. His second album, Rebel Compass, was released March 11, 2017.

Philosophy

My aim is to create music celebrating life, in all its splendor and absurdity. My writing often grapples with themes of darkness and light, fear and love, a quest for transcendence from routine and expectation, and illumination of the humor and magic that surrounds us, just sometimes out of sight.

Inspiration

Jackson Browne
John Mayer

Bruce Hornsby
James Taylor
Joni Mitchell

Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel
Sara Bareilles

Norah Jones
Jonathan Coulton
David Wilcox
Justin Vernon