Jack Hardy - January 23, 1999

The Orphanage Society, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Date: Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 23:36:41 -0500 (EST)
From: "McCloud, Bill" <McCloudB@pryor.k12.ok.us>
Subject: Update on Jack Hardy

On Saturday morning/afternoon (Jan. 23) Jack Hardy put on a workshop in Dallas, and then set a new land-speed record, driving to Tulsa in time to open for David Wilcox. The show, produced by The Orphanage Society, sold out the Performing Arts Center in downtown Tulsa.

Jack captivated the audience with his set, being enthusiastically called back for an encore, which is rare around here for an opener. On Sunday he presented a 5-hour songwriters' workshop, again produced by The Orphanage, before returning to Dallas on Monday.

He has a few more shows lined up the next two weeks, mainly in Texas, before returning home to New York City. If you miss him this go-round, you can catch him at Kerrville in the spring ... not on the main stage, but singing around the campfires. He has written a brand-new song inspired by a woman he met in Ireland just a couple of weeks ago. It is as beautiful and heartbreaking as anything we've heard lately.

When his Tulsa show was over, a college-aged boy approached Jack, nervously, and said, "Sir, I'm not very knowledgable about this music, but I know I sure did enjoy listening to you sing your songs."

Bill McCloud
The Orphanage Society
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