Jon Hardy‘s songs are always thought provoking. And they always seem to have some sort of generation-specific inspiration. Yet his sweet melodies and tantalizing lyrics don’t seem to remind you of any other specific artist. And as it is commonly known to some artists: The more you build on an influence, the more original you… Continue reading Jon Hardy & The Public: A Hard Year [mp3]
In the modern world, to truly be a “timeless” artist you have to dig deep and have recognizable influences dating back to the elusive doo-wop era. Often, artists like these are said to “stand the test of time.” For some folks, that test might be a 5th grade level true or false, because they’re just… Continue reading Jon Hardy & The Public: Sugar EP [Album Review]
Jon Hardy And The Public have ventured into interesting territory — releasing a four-song cover EP filled solely by tracks from singer/songwriter Randy Newman. No surprise: the songs sound nothing like Newman. Actually, “Little Criminals” sounds more like The Walkmen than anything else (except, of course, Jon Hardy And The Public).