From Kentucky.com, a preview of Hammond’s show tonight.
Traveling is usually an accepted routine in the life of a working musician. That’s certainly been the case for guitarist Ross Hammond. Though born in Lexington, he has spent all of his professional life in Sacramento, Calif., establishing a voice of his own for the jazz guitar and, more importantly, an audience to accept and appreciate it. But when Ross Compton, chieftain of the Outside the Spotlight series, got wind the guitarist was heading to Lexington, he arranged for a performance Friday at the Mecca dance studio on Manchester Street.