Hadley Hockensmith is listed in the credits for the following albums:
Hadley Hockensmith is a self-taught musician & songwriter born in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were both from Frankfort, Kentucky but after his father joined the military, they traveled a lot During his most formative schooling & musical years he lived in Oklahoma City.
At 14 years old, he developed a deep love for blues guitar and at age 16, joined a band with Harlan Rogers & Bill Maxwell called the 'Third Avenue Blues Band'. After that band broke up, Bill, Harlan, Fletch Wiley and Hadley toured together in a contemporary Christian band called 'Sonlight' and were also the backup band for Andrae Crouch.
Hadley eventually moved to Los Angeles to work as a session guitarist, working with artists like: Ray Charles, Michael McDonald, America, Jeff Beck, Glen Campbell, David Gates & Bread, the Righteous Brothers, Billy Preston, Johnny Rivers, Michael Omartian, Gordon Lightfoot, Maria Muldaur, Richie Furay, Conway Twitty, Larry Carlton, Andrae Crouch, Keith Green, Phil Keaggy, Koinonia and many others.
He was then offered a full-time job playing guitar & touring with American superstar Neil Diamond, a job he has continued for more than 20 years.