Will Hammond, Jr.

Will Hammond, Jr.

Soul Folk is the alter ego of San Francisco based singer/songwriter Will Hammond.  Hammond scored a decade ago as the writer of Tara Kemp's international hit, "Hold You Tight," and has been a popular local act in the Bay Area.  He has also collaborated with jazzsters the Braxton Brothers.  However, despite his work supporting a number of recording artists, Hammond did not himself recorded an album until 2004, with his excellent Soul Folk debut brothafromanuthaplanet.

Using mostly electronic keyboards, guitar and bass, brotha was absolutely a mood piece front to back, and had a minor hit in Europe with the title track.

It took four years for Hammond to follow up brotha with To Be Continued, an even better album, in late 2007.

By Chris Rizik

Leave a comment!