Guitarist, Coffee Addict, Dad and Hat Collector

Upcoming:

Monday, 7/23 @ Luna's Cafe, w/ Jon Bafus 7:30pm Sacramento

Sunday 8/12 @ Shady Lady w/ Jon Bafus, 9pm Sacramento

Monday, 8/13 @ Blue Whale w/ Sameer Gupta's A Circle Has No Beginning 9pm, Los Angeles

Thursday, 8/16 @ Center for New Music w/ Sameer Gupta's A Circle Has No Beginning, 8pm San Francisco

Friday, 8/17 @ Gold Lion Arts w/ Sameer Gupta (duo), 8pm Sacramento

Sunday, 8/19 @ Freight & Salvage w/ Sameer Gupta's A Circle Has No Beginning, 8pm Berkeley

 

*Every Tuesday at Luna's Cafe, Noon-1pm

**Every Wednesday at Kupros,  7pm

**Every Saturday at Old Soul (alley location), 10am

 

My Music

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Monday
Feb052018

Acoustic Sanctuary Project: A March for Science

Acoustic Sanctuary Project: A March for Science

Recorded at the March For Science at the State Capitol in California. I set up on a sidewalk bench and played my guitar as the demonstrators marched by. The march drew about 18,000 people, and I really tried to capture the guitar as being a soundtrack to the demonstration as it was happening. 

Listen for friendly dogs, friends saying hello, chants, drumlines, a stranger offering me a sandwich and a girl giving me a bag of sage seeds. 

Recorded with an iPhone mic for posterity, but I like it enough to share. 

Peace, 
RH

 

Sunday
Sep102017

Acoustic Sanctuary Project: Dos Amigos Vista Point

The Dos Amigos Vista Point is in Central California, about 5 miles outside of Firebaugh. I've wanted to stop here many times on my way back from Southern, CA and finally did in early July. 

I recorded solo steel guitar and high string resonator guitar here, using a pair of stereo recorders. In early summer, the grass is golden and the aqueduct goes on as far as our eyes can see. Looking out at the scenery it seems like California just opens up, with hills to the West and open farmland to the East. 

The recordings are mostly backed by the sounds of passing traffic. But the idea for this was to capture a slow summer in the Central Valley and a lazy aqueduct flowing at its own speed. 

RH

 

*Using Alan Lomax as an inspiration, I'm focusing on a year-long field recording project in 2017, traveling to different locations and making field recordings on a variety of acoustic instruments. 

One recording per month is released on my bandcamp page. In addition to the audio recordings I'll be documenting each location with photos and video footage. 

For an annual fee of $20 you can help support this project and get a new field recording each month.

Tuesday
Jul252017

Under The Sawtooth Oak


Acoustic Sanctuary Project: Under The Sawtooth Oak

This is a field recording made on my Dad's porch in Lexington, KY. The music is for solo acoustic guitar and nylon-sting lap steel. 

This recording session went over the course of a week, both in the mornings and evenings. Locusts, birds, wasps, frogs, bees and a beautiful crane were all present during this recording. 

This record is a personal one for me. I grew up in Kentucky, and anytime spent there is grounding. Revisiting old roots and seeing the continuation of this through my daughter is a beautiful thing. I tried to put that experience to music. Hence this recording project. 

The sawtooth oak tree is a wise old tree on my Dad's property. And it's where my daughter swings for hours a day. 

Thanks for listening. 
RH

*Using Alan Lomax as an inspiration, I'm focusing on a year-long field recording project in 2017, traveling to different locations and making field recordings on a variety of acoustic instruments. 

One recording per month is released on my bandcamp page. In addition to the audio recordings I'll be documenting each location with photos and video footage. 

For an annual fee of $20 you can help support this project and get a new field recording each month.


Tuesday
Jul252017

Monterey, CA

Acoustic Sanctuary Project: Monterery:

Recorded in May, 2017 at the Monterey Peninsula in California. The weather was brisk and the water was numbing, yet there's a deep sense of calm on the Central Coast. Monterey California has been one of my favorite escapes since reading John Steinbeck for the first time many years ago. This music is a soundtrack to waves in cold weather, tide pools, deer roaming freely, deserted beaches and a childlike wonder of the ocean. 

Two of these songs (The Seals are Watching Us and Beach Dogs) were recorded on the beach with the ocean as accompaniment. Thousands and Submersible Blue have accompanying videos.
released June 29, 2017 
*Using Alan Lomax as an inspiration, I'm focusing on a year-long field recording project in 2017, traveling to different locations and making field recordings on a variety of acoustic instruments. 

One recording per month is released on my bandcamp page. In addition to the audio recordings I'll be documenting each location with photos and video footage. 

For an annual fee of $20 you can help support this project and get a new field recording each month.

Tuesday
May162017

Forest Park

This was recorded in April 2017 at the Forest Park trail in Portland, OR. I used a high strung resonator guitar and a zoom recorder on a trail that was overlooking a beautiful view of Portland. 

There are lots of nature sounds, some wind, some birds as well as the sounds of passing hikers. Keep your ears open for the Boston Terrier that comes by to say hello. 
released May 1, 2017 

Ross Hammond - High Strung Resonator
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 *Using Alan Lomax as an inspiration, I'm focusing on a year-long field recording project in 2017, traveling to different locations and making field recordings on a variety of acoustic instruments. 

One recording per month is released on my bandcamp page. In addition to the audio recordings I'll be documenting each location with photos and video footage. 

For an annual fee of $20 you can help support this project and get a new field recording each month.