Jay Hammond is a guitarist and songwriter from Jackson, TN living between Washington DC and Asheville, NC. He records and performs his original songs under the moniker Trippers & Askers, whose 2021 release, “Acorn” was called a "shimmering homage to nature" by The Guardian. In 2023, he released an album of instrumental music alongside Andy Stack (Wye Oak) entitled "Inter Personal" that was called "gold" by Talkhouse. As a guitarist, he has performed and/or recorded with Psychic Temple, Eamon Fogarty, No Lands, Chessa Rich and Libby Rodenbough. Through these collaborations, he has worked with current or former members of The Sun Ra Arkestra, The War on Drugs, Lambchop, Wye Oak, Sylvan Esso, and St. Vincent, and Psychic Temple. His recording credits include New Amsterdam Records, Galtta Media and Sleepy Cat Records. He has worked as an instructor Duke University Department of Music, currently teaches in the Performing Arts Department at Georgetown University, and has collaborated with Grammy Award winning artist Anthony LaMarca in the band No Lands.