Hugh Willard

​​Singer-Songwriter, Author

  • Half A World Away 43:55
  • Oak Ridge, Summer 1976 II5:20
  • Silver Turnstile4:00
  • Uneasy Peace 24:10
  • An Irish Son's Lament2:56
  • Alchemy5:16

Half A World Away is now available! You can order it through a myriad of subscription streaming services, such as Pandora and Spotify, among others. It is also available at iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!

Please enjoy a few of Hugh's Youtube videos, including, Fruitcake. It was nominated for Best Original Song through All of Hugh's videos are available on his Youtube page (Hugh Willard)

​​​For many, many years, Hugh Willard has been singing and performing in a multitude of settings, from churches to prisons, from barns to bars, from baseball stadiums to backyard bonfires. He sings and plays guitar in the rock band, Thursday's Flight, but also finds his home in the classic singer-songwriter, contemporary folk tradition. He's written many songs of love and loss, a few of whimsy and mirth, and even the occasional commentary on our social condition. His first solo album, Half A World Away, was released in April, 2017. His second studio album, A New Morning, should be released in the late fall of 2017. Stay tuned!

Reverbnation Review for Half A World Away:

Lovely, evoked a range of emotions and interest. A cross between Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, only Hugh's voice was more melodic. The instruments had a beautiful sound, and did not overpower the voice and lyrics. 

Upcoming Gigs


  • Private House Concert, Raleigh (solo) Oct 21st, 4-6pm
  • Wonderland Book Club, Raleigh (solo) Music and Reading, Oct 27th 10am-noon
  • Western Wake Farmer's Market (solo) Oct 28th
  • APLC Fundraiser (with Thursday's Flight) Nov 11th
  • WHUP radio interview/live performance Nov 17th, 6-7pm
  • ​Durham Art Walk, (solo) Nov 19th, 2-2:30

Enjoy a few of Hugh's songs here: