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Artist :: Michael Hardie

Rock Folk Blues

Sealy, United States 
WWW.MICHAELHARDIE.COM

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.
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).
“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.

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Million Dollar Riff Team

2014-11-11 05:20:03
Really Nice Michael, trying to work out who you sound like. Pure quality
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