Ted Hammock, a West Chester native and full-time stage performer, showcased his singing during a “Christmas in July” food drive at the Terrace Tavern in Long Beach Township, N.J., writes Sarah Hodgson for The SandPaper.
The acoustic performer started off his set with “Jingle Bells” but said it was still strange to sing the festive anthem in the middle of summer, even though it was not his first time. Hammock has played the annual food drive several times before and has frequently been a featured talent at the venue.
“It’s such a fun night,” said Hammock. “Everyone is in a great mood, and it’s just a great reason to get together and celebrate.”
Hammock started his career 12 years ago at the age of 17. Since then, he has played stages from Philadelphia to Colorado.
“I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it full time; it kind of found me,” said Hammock.
He has also released a full-length album – Making My Way – as well as the EP “In Between.” He describes his original music as introspective and “a maturation process of wherever I was at that exact time and place.”
Read more about Ted Hammock in The SandPaper here.