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by Jack Hardy

Western, Country Folk telling sweet stories, and delivering rusty, dusty songs with poignancy.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Moon is Full
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2. Ponderosa
4:32 $0.99
3. Faded Old Rose
3:07 $0.99
4. Texas Moon
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5. All the Way to Mexico
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6. Autumn
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7. Andale
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8. Kitty in the Shoeshine Box
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9. Bandolier
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10. Dead Man's Hand
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11. Whom Do You Love
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12. Rodeo
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13. The Roan
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14. Everything's Bigger inTexas
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15. Singer's Lament
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Album Notes
Hardy, who has released 13 albums and toured extensively across America and Europe, is a mentor and inspirational force to many of those at the forefront of the "new folk" movement. Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Steve Forbert and John Gorka have all honed their craft at Hardy's New York City Songwriter's Exchange. For twenty -five years, a constantly changing group of performers critiques each other's songs, pooling their efforts to keep an ancient art alive.

"My passion has always been writing," Hardy said, noting that he writes at least one song a week.

Before Jack Hardy moved to New York City, he lived for many years in Colorado where he worked on ranches as a teenager and after college.

Songwriting has also helped Hardy deal with the overwhelming tragedy of Sept.11. Not only was he at home, a dozen blocks away from Ground Zero when the World Trade Center was attacked -- he was also on the street to witness the collapse of the towers. His younger brother, Jeff, who was on the 101st floor of the north tower that morning, died in the attack. Jack wrote about eight or nine songs on the subject, until he forced himself to write about other things. Two of these songs are included on the VIGIL CD project.

Here's what two fellow singer-songwriters say about Jack....

"Jack Hardy has written some of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard." Lucinda Williams

"Jack Hardy writes literature. His songs don't just lie there on the page. He makes a song come alive." John Gorka



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Amy Emerman

nabs you right in the gut
Jack Hardy has a way of getting under your skin with his music. It's annoying, but good. This album has lots of hooks, funny lyrics and sad, sharp lyrics. Beautiful lyrics. I'm only sorry that "The Lady Turned Away" is not on this CD, but I trust it will appear in the future.

frank mazzetti

if you want to know how people should be writing songs, pick up this or any other jack hardy album. so many writers are sloppy in their approach or writing to fill up an album with little to say. jack actually has too much to say. hard to take it all in right away. immediacy is what we're used to, but better too much than too little.


Great stuff! s!
This guy must be one of the best contemporary musicians! I find it hard to get his music in Europe as there isn't much contribution, but nevertheless I'll try hard to lay hands on whatever I can get.Of all the 10 records I know I've to admit there is not one song that fails in terms of quality.So it's fair to say: Hardy is f###ing awesome!