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. Hugh also serves on the board of the North Carolina Songwriters Co-Op. His first solo album, Half A World Away, was released in April, 2017. His second studio album, A New Morning, was released on Feb 1st, 2018. Stay tuned for more!
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.
Enjoy a few of Hugh's songs here:
A New Morning, Hugh's follow-up to his 2017 debut album, Half A World Away, is now available! You can order both 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!
Reverbnation reviews for A New Morning:
I love how the melodic sounds of the guitar give the songs a contemplative nature. The singer's voice is really mellow and smooth
The vocals have great tone and depth and the lyrics are interesting and fun
Please enjoy a few of Hugh's Youtube videos, including, Fruitcake. It was nominated for Best Original Song through Indi.com. All of Hugh's videos are available on his Youtube page (Hugh Willard). Click on the Music link at the top of this page to find footage from one of Hugh's house concerts as well.