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Jack Hardy

Born: Nov 23, 1947

Death: Mar 11, 2011

Birthplace: South Bend

Profession: Singer

Nationality: United States

Jack Hardy

Date of Birth : Nov 23, 1947
Date of Death : Mar 11, 2011
Birth Place : South Bend

John Studebaker "Jack" Hardy was an American lyrical singer-songwriter and playwright based in Greenwich Village, who was influential as a writer, performer, and mentor in the North American and European folk music scenes for decades. He was cited as a major influence by Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, and many others who emerged from that scene in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Hardy was the author of hundreds of songs, and toured tirelessly for almost forty years. He was also the founding editor of Fast Folk Musical Magazine, a periodical famous within music circles for twenty years that shipped with a full album in each issue, whose entire catalog is now part of the Smithsonian Folkways collection. Hardy died on the morning of March 11, 2011 in Manhattan. He was 63. The cause was complications of lung cancer.


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  • Singer-songwriter
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