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Jack Hardy: Love Brings You Home
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  This show originally aired Saturday March 26, 2011 - 15 days after Jack's passing
and was re-aired at the 10 year anniversary of his passing.

I can be contacted for anyone wishing to air the special by contacting

Angela - Short bio and introduction from  [musical background: instrumental on Three Sisters  -Tinker's Coin - Great Divide Records -]

Jack Hardy - My name is Jack Hardy and these are a few of my tunes - [ intro picking of Pondersa fades out]

Terre Roche on meeting Jack in Pittsburgh in 1974

Jack - The Roche sisters  invited him to the New York music scene
Jack Hardy - [Portion] Night on the Town
Maggie Roche says that they travelled together out west and he came to live in New York

Jack Hardy - Tree of Rhyme   Landmark - Big Pink Music [Korean Box Set]
Jack says he was born in Indiana, and grew up in Colorodo, and Connecticut...

Ewart Skinner Assistant editor to Jack  U. of Hartford's student paper "The Liberated Press" where Jack was arrested for libelling Nixon. Jack was community.

Jack Hardy - I Oughta Know - Omens - 1 800 Prime CD

Nancy Baxter - met Jack at 19 yrs old, remembers him at Folk City with his cape, knowledgable and leading the post Dylan scene

Lucy Kaplansky - an iconic figure in the 70's 80's folk boom, there wouldnt have been a scene without Jack

Jack Hardy - All Saints` Eve - The Nameless One- 1 800 Prime CD

Frank Mazzetti - rules on the songwriter's circle

Stan Rogers Stan mentions the songwriter circle, from wfdu

Christine Lavin - thankful to Dave Van Ronk for introducing her to Jack, who showed her how working

Angela - 1979 we went to Ireandand tracked down everything we could about James Clarence Mangan
Jack Hardy - An Bael Bacht -
Songs of Jack hardy Vol 1 of the White Goddess - BCN Records

Jay Rosen- jack always told me he'd be more famous after he was dead

Tom Duval-  saw many crowd Jack, wanting something from him, Tom promised himself he wouldnt ask - he didnt ask for any of the riches jack eventually offered to him

Jack Hardy -The Changing Wind - The Hunter - Great Divide

SuzanneVega- Jack had a gift for melody

Roy Champagne- fan of everly brothers, and singing with his brothers made that evident from the beginning

Jack and Gordon Hardy JR. - [Portion]  End of the Road - Early and Rare - 1 800 Prime CD

Jack Hardy with Jeff and Chris Hardy - Ruins - Live - Big Pink Music [Korean Box Set]

Tim Robinson - theres no one to compare him to, poetry and word sounds first  - meaning comes later

Roy Champagne - he hated the music business
Jack - if Beethoven were alive today, he'd be writing jingles

John Gorka - Jack was the first person I met who wrote on a schedule
Jack Hardy - Blackberry Pie - Tinker's Coin - Great Divide Records -
Mark Dann - owes being a recording engineer to Jack, he gave me the visability on the scene taping Fast Folk
Hugh Odoherty - coast guard rescue pilot, tweeked Ship Of Fools song to a verse of ship of feuls
Jack introduces Mike Laureanno

Mike Laureano- we need to remember jack is a formadable artist which gets eclipsed as he was the force behind fast folk
he should be covered by other artists
Jack Hardy - [portion] Aint I a Woman - solo demo not released
Jack Hardy - [portion] Aint I a Woman - live from New Bedford festival with Mike and Morgan Hardy
Jack introduces of Kate MacCleod
Kate MacCleod - georgeous metaphor for humanities depth
David Massengill - the songwriter I most admire in this world
Jack Hardy - [portion of ] White Shoes - White Shoes - 1 800 Prime CD

AnthonyDaCosta- Jack called me grasshopper, I looked up to him as a mentor

Jack Hardy - [portion] Willie Goggin's Hat - TInker's Coin -

AbbieGardner-any songs I write from now on will be without his guidance and inspiration,  "dont forget to write" so thats what im going to try to do
Angela - He worked from advent to Easter '82 writing 13 songs for the Jan us church service, with reverend Stone
Jane Orcutt - speaks on Peacemaker Players who performed Jack's plays in churches, county college and local theatres

Jack Hardy - The Knights Dream - Collected Works Of Jack Hardy -
Angela - opera singer from viena dedicates her night show to jack as his was the first song she ever sang on a stage
Brian Rose - he was a irish mystic, and a cowboy rustic, but living with artists in NYC, his career levelled off, but writing never stop growing
Roy Champagne - Rio bravo was his favorite western, he would have liked to have been a singing cowboy

Jack Hardy - Go Tell the  Savior -  Early and Rare - 1 800 Prime Cd

Angela - Jack toured extensively overseas for almost 40 years, where he was incredibly popular
Jack Hardy - [portion] Dover To Dunkirk  - The Nameless One - 1 800 Prime Cd
Kirk Sie - before he knew it he was on a plane with two hardys, borrowed bass and rented station wagon
Angela - Jack knew over a dozen songs in gaelic, he'd memorize a verse at a time on long walks with his dog brogabhan

Jack singing in Irish while driving with family to yearly rental in Ireland
Angela - his last trip overseas, he performed for the last time

Pat Maloney- Jack had no idea how sick he was, but he never stopped, nobody knew how bad he was feeling,

Jack Hardy - Ponderosa - Last Performed Song in public taped on 1/21/11 by Pat Maloney  McCarthy's Bar in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland  

Slan abhaile

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