I’ve written before about the versatility of T. Hardy Morris and the southern grunge of the flat-out awesome 2015 album Hardy & The Hardknocks: Drownin On A Mountaintop (buy it here). I’ve seen Morris perform five times, I think, in various projects in the last few years, so I was super-stoked for his return with The Hardknocks to The Jinx in mid-December in the final show of the year from MusicFile Productions (parent company of Savannah Stopover and Revival Fest).
I also did a rare hissing lawns interview with Morris before the show, which will be posted soon.
While Hardy & The Hardknocks furiously ripped through their set, a former student of mine who’d never seen Hardy perform walked up to me and pretty much summed it up: “That little motherfucker is amazing.”
Justin Osborne opened with some staggeringly good songs that he also performs with Charleston-based SUSTO. What a songwriter.
Osborne’s set was marred, however, by some really loud women who were clustered by the bar near the stage — we’re hardly schoolmarmish around here, but, seriously, a guy with a guitar can’t compete with that volume.
Tom and I both took some shots — there are more of all three acts after the jump.