Bennett Hammond is a superb finger-style guitarist and recent convert to the five string banjo. He names "the three Bs," Bach, the blues and Buddy Holly, as major influences. Lorraine Hammond will be teaching singing at Fiddle Hell. Together, The Hammonds are versatile musicians, engaging entertainers, and fun teachers. Their warm stage presence is punctuated with wry humor, and their command of their instruments and musical genres is without flaw. The Boston Globe calls them "a dazzling, witty, eclectic, delightful duo." Their repertoire ranges in style from classical through Celtic, blues and contemporary. They sing both traditional and original songs and can be heard on over thirty recordings as featured artists, or enhancing the work of performers including Archie Fisher, Lui Collins and Bob Franke. Christine Lavin and Heidi Mueller are among the artists who have covered Hammond originals.
Bennett's most recent releases, on the independent folk label Snowy Egret Music, are Jingalo Gypsy featuring the duo, and his own Rockafolky Banjo Tapes.