Jack Hardy may be one of the most influential singer/songwriters you’ve never heard of. An old school folksinger, he started his career in the mid-70s at the center of the folk universe, New York’s Greenwich Village, and he’s still going strong. Hardy has recorded over twenty records and, at age 62, continues to tour all over the world. Founder of the legendary Fast Folk Musical Magazine, Hardy supported many great artists who emerged from the Village folk scene. Attached is an animated video of one of my favorite Jack Hardy songs, “St. Clare”.
And here’s another version of the same song by one of the many artists who got started on Hardy’s Fast Folk Magazine, Suzanne Vega: