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Heather "Lil' Mama" Hardy | Get Out of the Road

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Get Out of the Road

by Heather "Lil' Mama" Hardy

Heather Hardy's violin slices through like a diving falcon. Her solos marry lightning virtuosity with melodic sophistication and unhindered soul.
Genre: Blues: Rhythm & Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Change
3:36 $0.99
2. The 13th Step (Never Gonna Tell)
2:53 $0.99
3. Stealin' My Joy
4:34 $0.99
4. Before The Hurt
5:16 $0.99
5. Get Out of the Road
4:25 $0.99
6. Sittin' and Wonderin' Why
4:31 $0.99
7. Good Day
5:19 $0.99
8. Like You Used to Do
5:21 $0.99
9. Give Me a Love
5:38 $0.99
10. New Day
5:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy – Violin, Vocals, Piano
Ed Delucia - Guitar
Larry Lee Lerma - Bass
Ralph Gilmore – Drums
Don “Nod “Nottingham - Harmonies
Sabra Faulk - Harmonies & Bass on (Give Me a Love)
Michael P. Nordberg – Guitar & Bass
(Get Out Of the Road) Guitar (Change)
Danny Krieger – Guitar (Stealin’ My Joy),
(Before the Hurt), (Give Me a Love)
Eric -Jan Overbeek (a.k.a) Mr. Boogie Woogie – piano
(New Day) and (The 13th Step)
Duncan Stitt - organ - (Like You Used To Do)
Jacob Edward Hardy – Drums (Get Out Of The Road)

All songs written, produced, and published by Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy on Lil’ Mama Records.
© 2011 Lil' Mama Records, All Rights Reserved.

Heather's Bio
Heather began studying the piano at the age of six and picked up the violin at nine. In 1983 she auditioned for the Manhattan School of Music as a double major on piano and violin and was accepted on both, but was required to choose only one. She began as a piano major under Zenon Fishbein and after one year realized that though piano was her great love, she was more driven on the violin. Heather returned the following year as a violin major under Raphael Bronstein.

While at school she began to play in the subway to make money while collaborating with different blues and rock musicians. This was the turning point at which she began to explore improvisation on the violin. In 1986 she studied with Julius Lyonn Lieberman, author of The Improvising Violin and also joined the False Prophets, a well-known punk rock band on Alternative Tentacles Records.

In 1989 she moved to Tucson and soon after joined the Sam Taylor Blues Band. Sam has had a major influence on Heather's career as a mentor and friend and they continue to perform together. In 1996 she released her first solo recording, Violins, to critical acclaim on Trope Records. In 1997 Heather moved to New York where she started her own band, Lil Mama and in 2000 she released her second album, I Believe.

Heather is a member of The American Roots Orchestra, Tim Beattie's Big Dog Marble and The Amazing Incredibles. She freelances throughout the New York area where she is much sought after as a musician and vocalist with an original style that shows the influences of Claude Williams, Gatemouth Brown, Papa John Creach, and Jimi Hendrix.


Sam Taylor - Blue Tears (2003) Vocals, Electric Violin
Sam Taylor - Keep The Blues Alive Vocals, Electric Violin
Cristina Williams Band - What Did I Do? (2002) Violin
Spook Handy - Breakfast at Bill's (2001), violin
Marc Gartman & Casey Block - Each New Nostalgic Moment (2001), violin
Bela - Til Summer Ends (2000), violin
Josh Roy Brown - Can't Look Back (2000), violin and synthesizer violin
The Davenports - Speaking of the Davenports (2000), violin
Speed Dial - Kecam (2000), violin and vocals
Sam Taylor - I Came from the Dirt (1999), vocals and electric violin
Industrial Tepee - What Divine Engine (1998), violin
Doug MacLeod - You Can't Take My Blues (1996), fiddle
Lisa Otey - Blue Angel (1996), violin and electric violin
False Prophets - Invisible People (1990), violin, keyboards and vocals
LambBone - Am What I Am Heather Hardy - acoustic & electric violins

"Heather Hardy, female electric blues violinist, was up next. This was my first time meeting and hearing her and it was long over due. I've know about her for quite some time through blues artist such as Sam Taylor. She works with him a lot and does her own thing too…I often see her name listed on the Black Eyed Sallie's schedule. And Heather was no dissapointment…she kicks ass on that thing!! I'm often scared to hear electric violin as the potential for high-end ear-shattering notes is so great. But Heather knows just how to e-q that thing and got a real ballsy blues tone out of her instrument. She even uses a wah-wah pedal, so I could really relate!!"
- Debbie Davies



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