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Fast Folk Profile: Jack Hardy

By October 26, 2012

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Jack HardyAfter growing up in New York, Colorado, and Connecticut, Jack Hardy returned to New York City in 1973 and launched a lifestyle and career which would see him leading new generations through the always vibrant Greenwich Village folk music scene. First as the leader of something called the Songwriter's Exchange, then as a founder of the Fast Folk scene, and finally as the leader of a songwriters' gathering which took place weekly in his living room. Hardy was a fan of new, urgent music and had a rule for his weekly living room gathering that the songs shared couldn't be more than a week old. The emphasis was to help songwriters in their process, to get to the core of the song before it took on a life of its own.

In his own songwriting life, Hardy ran the gamut from provocative topical songs to traditional Celtic tunes, and beyond. Learn more about the life and career of the much beloved, late, great Jack Hardy with this brief bio and profile, including recommended CDs and MP3s.

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