Michael Hardie

Live Act Folk Americana Blues Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter
Michael Hardie - Folk Americana Blues Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter Live Act in Berlin

Michael Hardie Short Info

Michael Hardie is first and foremost a writer with a global view who always lets his Texas roots shine through his music. He writes about a variety of subjects, always focusing on the underlying love that we all need in our lives. For this reason many of his songs are about personal relationships and the joy and struggle of sharing life with those we love. His new release “Real" seeks to make the message clear once again that "True Love Never Dies."

In many ways the story of Texas native, Michael Hardie, began in 1991 when Wolfgang Doebling, editor of the German Rolling Stone Magazine, heard his album "Houston Blues" and invited him to Berlin for the B.I.D. music conference. This first trip to Europe sparked a creative period of songwriting that would redefine him as an artist. Moving to the east part of Berlin in June 1992 (2 years after the Berlin Wall fell) was the beginning of a wanderlust that found him going back and forth from Texas to Berlin for the next 2 decades.

By the time Michael reached Berlin (where he recorded “Berlin Demos” in 1996) he had already spent 20 years defining his craft. He began in Houston in the early ‘70’s at age 19 where he opened for Blues Legend Lightnin’ Hopkins. This led to 10 years in Los Angeles where he opened for Buddy Guy and Junior Wells in 1987 at the Long Beach Blues Festival. He spent most of his time in the studio recording his songs with musicians like Jesse Ed Davis (John Lennon’s favorite guitarist).

Through the years Michael has recorded his songs with greats such as Chuck Rainey, Stephen Bruton and Milton Hopkins (cousin of Lightnin’ and former rhythm guitarist for B.B King). Milton became a lifetime friend and mentor for Michael and they would go on to record two Blues albums of Michael's original music, “Houston Blues”(1991) and “Waiting For Perfection”(2008). Milton also appears on two tracks of the new release “Real”(2014).

In between, Michael has spent extended periods of time in Austin, Nashville, New York City and Porto Alegre, Brazil. Touring in Brazil with his daughter, Myla Hardie and son-in-law, Porto Alegre native Eduardo Guedes, Michael further broadened his world perspective as can be heard in his music and writing. Myla and Eduardo both appear on Michael’s latest release, “Real”.

“Real” is his fifth record of original songs and brings his almost 50 years of writing and recording full circle. This record incorporates elements of his earlier works and takes them several steps further. Michael is currently living in San Antonio where he has spent 2014 recording "Real" in Grammy-winning studio, Blue Cat Studios, with Joe Trevino. Michael returned to his home turf to record with a stellar Texas lineup: Ernie Durawa, Milton Hopkins, Freddie "Steady" Krc, Arturo "Sauce" Gonzales, Michael Martin, George Batista, Riley Osborn, Chris Alcaraz , Al Gomez, Henry Rivas and Michael Guerra. Most of the songs for this work were written over the previous 2 years in Berlin, which he considers his second home and where he plans to return to live and tour in the Fall (2014).

Michael Hardie is first and foremost a writer with a global view who always lets his Texas roots shine through his music. He writes about a variety of subjects, always focusing on the underlying love that we all need in our lives. For this reason many of his songs are about personal relationships and the joy and struggle of sharing life with those we love. His new release “Real" seeks to make the message clear once again that "True Love Never Dies."

In many ways the story of Texas native, Michael Hardie, began in 1991 when Wolfgang Doebling, editor of the German Rolling Stone Magazine, heard his album "Houston Blues" and invited him to B...

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Past Gigs Michael Hardie

  • 03 | 2016 Berlin, BE, DE Zimmer 16
  • 08 | 2015 Golden Lounge Saturday Night Specials
  • 07 | 2015 Berlin, BE, DE Melbourne Canteen
  • 07 | 2015 Jugendwiderstandsmuseum Konzert
  • 07 | 2015 Berlin, BE, DE Artliners
  • 07 | 2015 culture container live recording session
  • 06 | 2015 Bar Bo Bu Berlin, BE, DE
  • 06 | 2015 Coco Liebe Session Berlin, BE, DE
  • 05 | 2015 Passo Fundo, RS, BR Sweet Swiss Potatoes
  • 05 | 2015 Porto Alegre, RS, BR London Pub & Bistro
  • 05 | 2015 Porto Alegre, RS, BR Rock'N'Soul
  • 05 | 2015 Sao Francisco De Paula, RS, BR Taylor Pub
  • 05 | 2015 Passo Fundo, RS, BR King Size Pub
  • 05 | 2015 San Marcos Texas Wake The Dead Coffee House
  • 05 | 2015 Magnolia Texas GenuWine Tasting Room
  • 05 | 2015 San Antonio Texas Joe Blues
  • 05 | 2015 Old Town Spring Texas Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Houston Texas JP Hops House
  • 05 | 2015 Houston Texas JP Hops House
  • 05 | 2015 The Woodlands Texas Live at Night Concert
  • 04 | 2015 Porto Alegre, RS, BR Vila Flores
  • 04 | 2015 Porto Alegre, RS, BR Paraphernalia Bar
  • 04 | 2015 Caxias DO Sul, RS, BR Mississippi Delta Blues Bar
  • 01 | 2015 Tiki Heart cafe Acous-Tiki Time
  • 10 | 2014 Berlin-DE Bar BoBu/Restaurant Butterhandlung
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin-DE Blues-Garage-Berlin
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin-DE Speiches Rock and Blues Kneipe

Discography Michael Hardie

  • 2014 REAL Album | Worldhaus Records
  • 2008 Waiting For Perfection Album | Worldhaus Records
  • 2005 Berlin Demos Album | Punch Records
  • 2001 Houston Blues Album | Punch Records

Media

  • Video Michael Hardie with Milton ...
  • Sound Real
  • Sound Please, Don't Call It Love
  • Sound War No More
  • Sound Cajun Music Saved My Life T...
  • Sound I Wonder What Is Waiting fo...
  • Sound A Love Like Mine
  • Sound You Hurt Me, Baby
  • Sound Kind Hearted Woman Blues
  • Sound Heart of Gold
  • Sound True Love Never Dies

Fan Radar

708 Fans
2,132 Plays
700 Follower

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Myla Hardie Background Vocals
  • Edurado Guedes Percussion
  • Ernie Durawa Drums/Percussion
  • Freddie "Steady" Krc Drums/Percussion
  • Chris alcaraz Bass
  • Michael Martin Lead electric guitar
  • Milton Hopkins Lead electric guitar
  • Riley Osborn Organ
  • George M.Batista Mandolin/Acoustic guitar
  • Michael Guerra Accordion
  • Al Gomez Trumpet
  • Henry Rivas Sax
  • Arturo "Sauce" Gonzalez Organ
  • Chuck Rainey Bass
  • Brain Mitchell Organ
  • Jon Paris Harmonica
  • Warren Hood Violin/Mandolin
  • Christian Rannenberg Piano
  • Ted Pierce Acoustic guitar
  • Derek O'Brien guitar
  • Russell Jackson Bass/background vocals
  • Gary Primich Harmonica
  • Ned Albright Keyboards/background vocals

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