1-30-16 - i just submitted my entry to the NPR 2016 Tiny Desk Contest! i performed my brand new song "shake my head like a rattle". wanna see? of course you do! behold:
1-28-16 - happy new year! guess what? since new years day i've been working feverishly on my 5th solo album! the working title is "spelunking" and here are a few of the song titles, which may or may not be on the album: "shake my head like a rattle", "the sky is green", "hit pause", "one molecule at a time" and "the folk singer told us". hey, if you'd be interested in contributing to the project in a monumental way, here's how!
5-21-15 - so, not only did i get my picture in The Augusta Chronicle today...
Noise Land Arcade released their episode 3 featuring ME! :D have a look:
5-9-15 - TODAY is the day my new album is released INTERNATIONALLY! WOOT! and looky here, i'm already on Amazon. oh, and that other album listed there is NOT mine - i guess there's another "Chris Hardy" out there making music. who knew? AND i've been getting some press recently. let's watch and see what happens next...
5-7-15 - i'm a bit late in announcing this, but my NEW ALBUM "Hey Goliath" is out! go to my Bandcamp site to order either the digital version or the actual physical compact disc version! now to book some more shows....
3-15-16 - ooh, it's the ides of march! whatever that is. anyway, i finished writing & recording my album from the 2015 RPM Challenge and i'm raising funds to get it manufactured. as usual, with the expenses i'm looking at, i could use a little help - but there are perks involved! yes, from an mp3 of the new single "Space Cats" for a $1 contribution all the way to me playing my CD release at your house anywhere in GA or SC for a modest $600, there are all kinds of fun things. click here to get more info!
1-1-15 - hey, i made it to 2015! i'm working on some fun things for this year including but not limited to my NEW BAND "Trio904" (go see video from our debut show here), a performance on a boat, more contests to enter and some radio appearances, the first of which is this sunday 1-4-15 in Columbia, SC. plus, i swear that i'm gonna firm up this website and make it a little more eyeball-friendly soon!
11-27-14 - happy thanksgiving! in other news, my site has been invisible lately due to either my own incompetence as a webmaster or 1&1 changed a setting and didn't bother to tell me. somebody is an idiot and i suspect it's me! anyway, i've booked some more gigs, so see my calendar. oh, and on december 10 i'll be not only playing at sky city for their "festivus of bands", but i'll be playing with a trio featuring Jeff Johnston on drums and Billy S on bass. i've named this band "Trio 904", which is my zip code. get it? this is the first trio i've fronted since Nervous Boy (remember them?) so come on out and witness what could either be brilliance or a big pile of dog poopy. or something in between the two!
7-29-14 - the new CD is out and is selling nicely! if you want to snag a copy for yourself, go here!
in other news, i started a personal project called "100 happy songs". it's similar to "100 happy days", where users upload a photo to instagram of something that makes them happy each day for 100 days. but since i don't carry around a camera and i'm a songwriter with hundreds of songs, i thought i'd post one of my happy songs per day for 100 days. do i even have 100 happy songs? who knows? but we find out at this site where i upload each happy song!
4-13-14 - and the new cd "Robot Dreams" is being manufactured in tangible form right now as i type! cover art and design by my pal Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman! and looky here, my official cd release party will be EXACTLY 1 year after the last one (see post below, lol). and you're invited! details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/452051531595578/
1-11-14 - well, guess i've been more of a musician than a webmaster lately! i've booked a whole bunch of 2014 gigs so fa - see 'em on the Live Shows page. in other news, i've not decided whether or not i'll be doing an RPM Challenge album in february. if i do, it'll be the night before feb. 1 when i'll suddenly decide to do one and then that whole month will be one giant scheduling and writing and recording mess. but at the end of it, i'll have a new album for 2014! :D
4-19-13 - ok, my official cd release is now on friday, may 3 (which is also a First Friday event) at 7pm at Oddfellows Gallery, 1026 Broad St. downtown Augusta. this'll be cool because my amazing wife Victoria is having a book signing at the same time! she'll be signing copies of her novel "Kicking The Goat Silly", so if you want one, get down there - very limited quantities!
3-31-13 - alrighty, the kickstarter CD project for my "2013 RPM challenge" full-length album has been fully funded! i ordered the discs yesterday and the should be in my hands on April 9th.
oh, and here's a sneak preview of the artwork!
you can also preview a smattering of the songs in this video!
3-2-13 - well, i finished recording my new cd! it was my second year in a row completing the RPM challenge (to write & record an entire full-length album in the month of February).
this one will be called "Metaphorically Blind".
11-05-12 - too late to mention this i reckon, but tomorrow night (election night) i'll be competing in a singer/songwriter contest at First Round in downtown Augusta, GA. great fun! if i'm good enough, i'll make it to the finals on dec. 4th. and if i'm better than everybody else, i'll win fabulous prizes!
10-15-12 - many new gigs booked on the "live shows" page and i'm working on a few new cover songs by Ray Lamontagne, Steve Miller Band and a couple more. can i really pull off that Styx song i want to do? hmmmm......
9-21-12 - new show booked on 10-5-12! i'll be playing in front of the Metro Coffeehouse (11th & Broad) from 6-9pm for First Friday!
9-12-12 -My wife Victoria's first novel is now up on amazon.com for kindle (click to go see for yourself)! it's called "kicking the goat silly" and it's only $2.99 - support independent authors who don't have the luxury of a marketing team, ok?
2 more shows there for october: the 11th and the 20th!
booked 3 shows today! this prompted me to get a live show widget from reverbnation.com, so now when i get a new show it will automatically update my website! yeah! go see it on my "Live Shows" page! now i can spend more time practicing that three dog night song i'm learning...
ok, looks like i have 2 gigs booked - one is for tomorrow night (8-2-2012) at Joe's Underground in downtown Augusta, GA. the other is also at Joe's, but it's not until 8-30-2012. so either write it down or show up! :D
been super-busy with voiceover work! gonna get back to some musical projects soon, like a theme song for a certain minor league hockey team.... gonna book some more solo shows too!
I am now located in Augusta, GA. does this shock anyone? Already have a show booked for July, too!
this is me ^^^ playing at the June 2012 First Friday. it was quite toasty that day!
psssst - hey bud. wanna get a digital copy of my new album for only 5 bucks? just go here - it's easy!
just finished the 9th & 10th song for my entry in this year's RPM challenge!
10 songs written and recorded in the month of february.
the new album is called "i'm not going anywhere" and all
the songs are in chronological order.
you can listen to all the new songs here in this player: