About this Artist
Andrew Hardin was singer-songwriter Tom Russell's right hand man for more than 20 years, touring & recording in the 1980's and early 90's as The Tom Russell Band's fire-breathing, country-rock electric- guitar slinger, producing or co-producing several of Russell's albums and, through 2005, touring internationally with Russell as an acoustic duo. He has recorded four guitar oriented CDs, and has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Jimmy Lafave, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eliza Gilkyson, Dave Alvin, Don Edwards, Butch Hancock, and others. Hardin has lived in Wimberley, Texas for over 10 years and continues to play and record with various artists and occasionally performs solo.
"The lanky New Yorker ran down country and flamenco on his acoustic with all the flair of 100 mariachis and 1,000 honky-tonkers."
"Guitarist Andrew Hardin turned a humble six-string acoustic into an orchestra with his dazzling ability."
-Steve Morris, Birmingham, England
"This guy was amazing. I could only see Hardin's left hand on the neck of the guitar, but it was still a sight. At times it moved like the hand of a saxophonist performing a furious solo. Each guitar excursion- about a dozen- elicited gasps and applause."
"Hardin decided to play, and he came close to stealing the show a few times. On melodic ballads, he crafted beautiful variations on the tunes, riding up into the higher registers of his ringing acoustic guitar or rumbling down in the lower ends. On the uptempo numbers, he muscled his way across blues changes with rapid-fire precision, or ran through bluegrass licks with the added excitement of some bluesy bent notes and chords. He was breathtakingly good."
-St. Louis Dispatch
"Strong guitar lines were amplified and intricately developed by Andrew Hardin's impressive talent. Watching his long fingers conjure up incredible Tex-Mex riffs and trills or hurl thunderbolts of sound was a delight."
-Hal Chapman, Aukland, New Zealand
"With elements of Mark Knopfler, Clarence White, and Chet Atkins evident in his playing, Andrew impresses me most with his clean, melodic acoustic soloing that is electrifyingly high on emotion. He is one of the finest players in the country."