We’re huge fans of T. Hardy Morris here at hissing lawns. Drownin on a Mountaintop, with its exploration of what I’ll call Southern grunge, was one of my favorite albums of 2015, and 2013’s Audition Tapes spawned one of the most interesting music video projects ever — a series shot at the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Places in Peril”.
Here’s “Share the Needle” from that series, which was shot at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden:
I interviewed the Athens-based Morris at considerable length just over a year ago — he talked candidly about his early musical experiences and about the music he’s making now.
So I was obviously thrilled when I heard that Hardy & The Hardknocks had been booked for a recent Stopover in The Yard — a joint project of Savannah Stopover and The Grey. This installment benefited the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, which continues to fight the good fight, however frustrating that fight gets.
The grilled lunch and the artillery punch from The Grey punctuated a gorgeous Saturday, and the music was killer.
I take so many photos in dark clubs that I don’t always know what to do with my camera in daylight, but these came out ok. Click on through for the full set: