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"Jay's music is a breath of fresh air for both Boston and folk music. You can hear hints of Petty, Cash, and Lenon infused with Jay's obvious talent for writing contemporary music. He is a true talent whom I look forward to keep an eye and ear on. "
-Chris Nicksa (Palmetto Studios)
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Discography

Darts in the Dark EP
Jay Hammond-Vocals/All Instruments
Miss Tess - Vocals on "Choice" and "Gone"
Recorded and Produced by Jay Hammond in his apartment in Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Mixed and Masterd by Chris Nicksa at Palmetto Studios Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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This world certainly has its share of acoustic-guitar-slinging singer/songwriters, but even in such a saturated genre, Jay Hammond is already beginning to separate himself from the pack. Lyrics for the thinking man, great guitar playing, and a commanding stage presence, Hammond�s music demands attention, so listen up!

Jay has spent most of the past year in Boston, honing his craft and frequenting the cities vibrant folk scene. Jay's first commercial release, the "Darts in the Dark" EP is a collection of songs written during this period. Jay recorded and produced the entire record. Boston's "Modern Vintage Queen" Miss Tess makes the only guest apearance on the album with some great harmonies on the first two tracks "Choice" and "Gone."

His career as a singer/songwriter is in its baby stages, but Jay has been a musician for most of his life. Growing up idolizing guitar greats such as Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as classic American songwriters, like Tom Petty, he quickly became infatuated with music, and formed a band to play around his hometown of Jackson, Tennessee. Jay wrote most of the music for his band, as well as being responsible for the booking and promotion of the band.

Upon graduating from High School, Jay moved to Boston to study jazz guitar at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. With big dreams of becoming the next rich and famous New York jazz guitar player, he focused his efforts on the guitar, but something was missing. Late in his Berklee career, he started writing songs again, and things just clicked. Now, with a deeper knowledge of music and his instrument, he finally felt able to write the music he had been trying to write for years.

Jay has recently moved back to Tennessee, and will be living in Brooklyn, New York starting in September.

Jay's background gives him a unique musical perspective, and you can hear it in his songs. Hailing from Boston, by way of Tennessee, his music contains a very rootsy quality, while still managing to stay relevant to the modern world. This is not an artist to look past!