Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

New England artist Will Hatch describes his style as “melancholic.” But hold on, because there is a “silver lining.” Even if you don’t find it in the lyrics, you’ll find it in the music. There are many layers to the musician you will get to know here. Meet Will Hatch from Hopkinton, NH, my Local Catch of the Week.

There’s a delicate beauty in Hatch’s melodies. His words can be painfully real, but the truth is much more interesting than fiction. In his new song “No Lies,” you will feel strangely detached and connected. The instrumentation levitates the spirit, taking you to places unknown. Simultaneously, the lyrics are starkly based in reality. Floating emotions are the result of listening to this artist and his latest release, which you can listen to, below.

Will and Testament

Hatch was introduced to music mostly through his older sister and her collection. It’s funny how so many of us are influenced by older siblings musical tastes. For me, it was a forbidden fruit. When my sister wasn’t around I would immerse myself in her musical library. I wasn’t permitted to partake for fear of damaging an album. Music was like a coveted commodity.

Dive in and discover more about singer/songwriter Will Hatch from New Hampshire. Will plays a number of instruments and is known for his “detailed finger picking,” as he characterizes it. “Spinning spider webs on guitar and banjo” is how Folk New Hampshire interpreted his  musicianship. Unabashed truths and ethereal sounds are yours to explore in this gifted artist’s music.

Not only will you hear the latest from Hatch, below, but you will  also find out where to see him performing live. Discover his social media and follow for updates. Supporting our New England singer/songwriters by listening to them and learning about them, can also help you uncover some impressive works of art.



  • The Music

    “No Lies”

    Will Hatch’s latest release is “No Lies” from his forthcoming album of the same name. Speaking about the song he said, “I completed the song after re-discovering an old demo on my phone. Realizing it was an interesting song with a great hook, I finished the rest of it.”

    Listen to “No Lies”



  • The Story

    * Grew up in: Hopkinton, NH

    * Now lives in: Hillsborough, NH

    * Current single: “No Lies” (eponymous single from upcoming album)

    * What lead you to music: Exploring my older sister’s cd collection, watching a close friend play guitar, and a desire to write songs.

    * How long have you been performing: I’ve been playing solo as Will Hatch since 2013. Prior to that, I played in various bands.

    * First country song you learned: Sad Songs and Waltzes – Willie Nelson

    * How would you describe your sound: Detailed finger picking and forthright lyrics that despite being melancholic, paint a silver lining.

    * Who inspires you: I’m inspired when I hear new country music that catches my ear with great lyrics.

    * Awards/accolades: Nominated for album of the year – New England Music Awards, 2020. Album: Downtown.

    * Dream duet partner: Gillian Welch

    * All- time favorite country song: “Luckenbach, Texas” – Waylon Jennings

    * First country concert: Old Crow Medicine Show

    * If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: I’d spend more time reading and working out. Maybe start playing pick up basketball again.

    * Day Job: Sub Contractor

    * Most proud moment: Recording my upcoming album, No Lies. Many of these songs have been recorded 2-3 times and I’m proud that I finally finished the project.

    * Crazy thing that happened in your music career: I think the drive to create and to write songs is intrinsically a crazy, inexplicable human desire. I can’t explain why I keep            writing music but I do.

    * Other things you like to do: Running in the woods, reading, hanging out with my son.

    * Fun facts about you: I have a four year old son, I’ve always had an interest in history, and I live on a farm.

    * Mantra: Keep going…there is value in creative pursuit.

  • The Shows

    See Will Hatch performing live at these upcoming shows:

  • The Social Network

    Be sure to keep up with Will’s shows, new music and other happenings by following him on his social media. The links are here!

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  • Pics and Posts

    Will Hatch

    I don’t always play keys but when I do, it usually doesn’t make the album.

    Posted by Will Hatch on Monday, July 17, 2023
  • Are YOU a Catch?

    Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.

    *Singer/Songwriters With Original Music: Please Submit For Consideration On The Local Catch By Emailing: [email protected]

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