T. Hardy Morris Brings Weighty Performance to Madison Square Park

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T. Hardy Morris - Audition Tapes

T. Hardy Morris gives a weighty performance at Madison Square Park in New York City

Previously (and continuously) known as the front-man/lead-singer for Georgian-based southern/alternative rock outfit Dead Confederate, T. Hardy Morris has taken it upon himself to give the solo gig a shot and has recently released his debut album Audition Tapes with Dangerbird Records.

Morris took some time over the past year to write a collection of songs that reflect the best qualities of his group projects while also exploring entirely new sonic territories. Audition Tapes exposes Morris’ considerable depth as a songwriter and taps into his vast experiences as a performer, having toured extensively over the past 6 years with the likes of the Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr., Deer Tick, Manchester Orchestra, & Drive By Truckers, as well as creating more music under the grungy-psychadelic supergroup Diamond Rugs (feat. members of The Black Lips, & Los Lobos.  Audition Tapes was helmed by the Nashville-based production duo Cosmic Thug (Adam Landry and Justin Collins) and is available now on iTunes.

T. Hardy Morris & company were passing thru NYC on an especially gorgeous summer afternoon when we invited them out to our friend & neighbor’s public forum: Madison Square Park.

T. Hardy Morris – “Ok Corral”

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Free download of “Ok Corral”

Audition Tapes finds Morris abundantly inspired, oftentimes invoking the grand spirits of Elliot Smith, Alex Chilton or fellow Georgian Vic Chesnutt. On songs such as “Quit Diggin”, “Hard Stuff” and especially the gorgeous title track, listeners are treated to intimate, fragile performances, so informal that we are invited to hear creaks and count-offs, finger taps on guitar strings and other warm and extraneous studio noise.

T. Hardy Morris – “Audition Tapes”

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T. Hardy is presently on tour and performing a couple of upcoming dates with Patterson Hood

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And a big thank you to the Madison Square Park Conservancy for hosting our Session.  Keep an eye on their sites for tons of upcoming events year-round in the Flatiron district of New York City.

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