Hardin is one of those rare talents that seems to surface
every ten years or so in a category that requires not only the ability
to write great songs and inspired lyrics but a voice that is instantly
recognizable. Dave meets all these requirements and more.
A native of Warsaw Kentucky, Dave now lives in Palm Harbor, Florida where twice he has been recognized by Tampa Bay's Weekly Planet as the Bay area's Best Singer/Songwriter and also awarded the Best CD of 2000
|Since Dave's manager
and drummer, Gary Ashton,
has moved to Nashville things have moved to the next level. Some of the
major names in the music business have now begun to take more than a passing
interest in Dave's work. There is now the possibility of Dave writing for
some of the most respected and successful country stars in Nashville after
Years Alone CD reached a number of influential
people. Keep checking back for the latest news or sign up for the news
Dave's name is now very familiar with three of the major music publishers in Nashville. Also the CD has been personally introduced by Gary Ashton to a couple of Senior Vice Presidents and Presidents at some of the biggest record lables in Nashville and the response has been more than positive. Keep checking back for the latest developments!
Plans for a European tour are now in the pipeline
thanks to a wonderful review by John Lonergan at Revolutions UK and an
apperance on British radio in a live broadcast after the CMA awards in
October 2000 with Rob Reynolds of the Mavericks and
|“Dave has a beautiful voice and is truly
a very talented songwrite. I'm looking forward to writing again with Dave”
Robert Reynolds, The Mavericks
“Dave is the real thing. He should move to
Nashville as soon as possible where they should welcome his talent with
“I really liked this CD. You can definitely
use my name to promote Dave.”
“Dave has independently released an album
that surpasses most anything you’ll hear from more established singer/songwriters…”
“…he is a tremendous talent that definitely
needs to be seen by as many people as possible.”
“It's one of the privileges of writing for
Revolutions that every so often a release like this pops through the letterbox.
Dave Hardin can expect the attention of major labels once word of this
self released CD gets out.”
“Hardin knows how to craft a song and others
recognize that…Nine Years Alone is top-quality folk and roots rock with
awesome arrangements. Hardin’s sandpapery voice and nuanced, charming
delivery in a Kentucky drawl make [his songs] beautiful.”
“His voice is striking – craggy and weathered,
just right for the lyrical scenarios of small towns, lonely highways, and
rural routes…his songs have an earthy elegance that warms the soul.”
“His voice, like his songs, resonates deeply…[he]
caresses and attacks the strings with a verve and panache… Hardin is the
complete package, well worth your time and entertainment dollar.”
“Hardin’s Nine Years Alone is a refreshing
effort that about 99 percent of today’s “young country” acts would do well
For the full reviews and more visit:
Listen to "Between Us" in full on MP3.com
Dave and Robert Reynolds of The Mavericks and Swag
Scotty Huff and Robert Reynolds (see the Mav fan site and UK fan site) of The Mavericks liked the CD so much they have invited Dave to Nashville to write together! In fact Dave visited with Rob (who also was until recently married to the voice of Nashville Trisha Yearwood) in Nashville to co-write and generally explore the benefits of relocating to Nashville.
Robert has also opened a few doors for Dave in the Nashville music scene and as a result Billy Block, who has his own show on CMT, has taken an interest in Dave and his career and plans to have Dave perform at the Exit/Inn in March 2001.
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Recently two "local" venues that play host
to touring national acts have recognized Dave's ability to open for some
of the best known acts today.
Bob Rossi of Ruth Eckerd Hall has Dave's name listed as, ready to play, for any act needing an opening artist. Opening for Willie Nelson was just the start.
After seeing Dave play, Patti Petow of
The Octagon said,
"Dave will definitely be playing at the Octagon this year.... he is a tremendous talent that definitely needs to be seen by as many people as possible."
In fact Dave opened for Kim Richey at the Octagon November 18th.
E-mail: Gary Ashton
Vibe Music Management
for more information on booking etc.
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