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Jesse Hardman Drops New Album

Monday, January 26th, 2015

As always: fuck yeah.

He’s been teasing it for a while now, but Jesse Hardman‘s third full-length release, Sojourn, has finally hit the viral shelves.

You may have witnessed Hardman’s many performances at Lively Lucy’s open mic nights—of which he might officially be the viceroy by this point–as well as his Beatlemore performance’s of the past two years. He’s made a great name for himself both as a singer-songwriter and a musician, sporting killer vibrato and a smart blend of blues, indie, and folk.

Sojourn combines the lyrical storytelling of Hardman’s previous efforts with a new full band sound and complex production values. It features nine new tracks (which features a fucking beautiful song written entirely in German), as well as a full-band version of his “Misery” cover from last year’s Beatlemore. And it’s all arranged and performed by the man in leather himself. (No, not that one.)

Give the album a listen on Hardman’s Bandcamp. It’s been a long time in the making, and the payoff is very much worth it. And stay posted on further developments from Hardman and his many projects.

Lively Lucy’s Presents Stolked for Folk

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Tomorrow at 8:00pm in Falstaff’s, Lively Lucy’s will be presenting the latest installment in its annual folk event Stolked for Folk. If you have yet to experience “Fallstaff’s” (if you don’t know what I mean by that, then you haven’t experienced it yet), then this should be a perfect introduction to this wonderful student-run performing space (that definitely doesn’t host poor excuses for raves that will make you want to cleanse yourself/your soul by fully submerging yourself in rubbing alcohol the very second you get home and sober up).

Peter Oundjian '15

Peter Oundjian ’15

The night will feature original music from folk heavy-hitters Melissa Chilinksi ’15, Jesse Hardman ’15, Ethan Carpene ’17, Izzy Howard ’17, and Peter Oundjian ’15. Some of these are veterans of the Skidmore folk scene, and some of them (to my knowledge) are performing solo on a bill for the first time. The evening will be chill, the vibes will be good, and, most importantly, the music will be home-grown here at Skidmore.

If you’d like to keep up with more events like this, check out Lively Lucy’s page on Facebook. Looks like they’ve got lots of awesome shit in store for the semester.

Jesse Hardman Debuts New Single; New Album Coming Later This Month

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Folk and blues singer-songwriter Jesse Hardman ’15 has released a new track called “For You I Sing the Blues,” the lead single from his new album Sojourn, which is set for a late September release. This will mark Hardman’s third full-length release following his acoustic folk album For a Love, released in February of this past year.

I'm not a leather kinda guy by any means, but I want that fucking jacket.

I’m not a leather kinda guy by any means, but I want that jacket.

Hardman’s a regular favorite at Lively Lucy’s monthly open mic nights, and he’s garnered plenty of attention after playing a handful of live acoustic sets on campus. If this new track is any indication, however, Hardman seems to be taking his style in a new direction, as he’s traded in his acoustic guitar for a full-band sound and embraced his roots in the blues. Hardman’s unrivaled mastery of the genre is incredibly apparent, yet he’s offered a more contemporary take on it, as the track features a killer groove that will prove impossible not to dance to when Hardman begins playing it live with a full band.

Check out Jesse Hardman on Facebook and keep posted for more updates on what’s shaping up to be another strong full-length effort.