Lyn Hardy


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I have been performing folk, country and contemporary music since 1965.

IÕve recorded with Jay Ungar, David Bromberg, Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys,

Jim Ringer, Mary McCaslin, and Rude Girls.


Check out my Discography page for some details!


I currently perform THE CUPCAKES, an all girl trio performing folk, contemporary, country, blues and original songs, and with my daughter Ruthy Merenda and Abby and Rosie Newton in THE MOTHER DAUGHTER STRING BAND.

I helped to form RUDE GIRLS, an eclectic all woman band renowned for their beautiful, outrageous and humorous music.

RUDE GIRLS took the Festival Scene by storm in the mid eighties and it wasn't long before they had a FLYING FISH (now  ROUNDER RECORDS) record contract. AWARD WINNING ALBUM (NAIRD) for INDEPENDENT LABELS'  BEST STRING BAND RECORD for their first Album,  "RUDE AWAKENING". They went on to record one more album,

"MIXED MESSAGES". Lyn wrote most of Rude Girls original material.



Lyn is a gifted singer and songwriter and solo performer.  Her song, "THE BALLAD OF FRANCINE HUGHES" has been chosen by the Smithsonian Institution for a 4 CD collection of "New" folk songs called, "FOLK SONG AMERICA A 20th CENTURY REVIVAL" . Lyn and David Hornungs, "GIRL IN THE RED VELVET DRESS" has been recorded by Ronnie Gilbert on her album, "LOVE WILL FIND A WAY".


Lyn's singing has been described as rich, honest, strong, stirring and straight from the heart.  She is known for her rock solid rhythm guitar playing having played for square, contra and swing dances for more years than she would like to admit!


Her performances draw from a vast and varied repertoire of music.  She can touch your heart with a country song, make you laugh the next minute and then reach into your soul with a sultry blues number.  Lyn loves to sing and her joy is infectious, whether it's a concert, coffeehouse, festival, workshop, or a children's show, she gives her all!


For Bookings email me!

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