A Tribute to Jack Hardy

A Tribute to Jack Hardy

Various Artists SFS60007

Jack Hardy (1947-2011) founded Fast Folk in New York City in 1982. Appearing on its stages was a folksinger’s near-imperative. Today, a generation of singer/songwriters remember him with gratitude and fondness, and 24 of them lent their voices to this musical homage, each covering one of Hardy’s songs. Hardy himself appears on two tracks, interpreting his songs “Gossamer Thread” and “Ponderosa.” Produced by longtime Fast Folk recordist Mark Dann and balladeer David Massengill, the notes include Hardy’s Songwriter’s Manifesto, along with many photos, personal recollections, anecdotes, and essays by fellow singer/songwriters who knew and cherished the Fast Folk founder. 2 discs, 26 tracks, 105-pages of extensive digital liner notes, photos, and lyrics. Read more about this album.

Please note: the liner notes are a .PDF file included in album downloads and on custom CDs. You can also download them, free of charge, here.

Year Released 2016
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Special Series
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2016 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Banjo; Bass; Bass, acoustic; Dobro; Double bass; Drum set; Dulcimer; Guitar; Guitar, acoustic; Guitar, electric; Guitar, tenor; Lap steel; Mandolin; Organ; Percussion; Violin; Vocals; Vocals, group
Language(s) English

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101 Tree of Rhyme David Massengill 3:45
102 Saint Clare Suzanne Vega 2:23
103 Little Dove Richard Shindell 4:07
104 Sojourner Truth (Ain't I a Woman?) Jack Williams 3:15
105 Murder Christine Lavin 5:55
106 You Only Leave Your Heart Once Richard Julian 4:30
107 Prisoner Red Molly 4:33
108 The Last of the O’Neills Nels Andrews 3:38
109 Rye Grass Paul Sachs 4:41
110 Houston Street Frank Christian 4:36
111 Potter’s Field Erik Frandsen 2:28
112 Autumn Jonathan Byrd 3:08
113 Gossamer Thread Jack Hardy 3:19
201 Resolution Rod MacDonald 3:56
202 Forget-Me-Not Lucy Kaplansky 3:49
203 Dublin Farewell Anthony da Costa 3:46
204 The Tailor Terre Roche 5:25
205 Down Where the Rabbits Run John Gorka 3:40
206 I Ought to Know Ronny Cox 3:34
207 Porto Limon Brian Rose 4:34
208 White Shoes Andrew Rose Gregory 3:47
209 Go Tell the Savior Diana Jones 4:27
210 The Inner Man Frank Tedesso 4:13
211 Before You Sing (Instrumental Version) Kate MacLeod 1:08
212 Fare Thee Well Nanci Griffith 4:03
213 Ponderosa Jack Hardy 4:17
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