Lori Hardman began her musical career at an early age and continued with a formal choir education throughout her school days. Influenced by a strong musical family that supported her passion for music, Lori has grown quickly in popularity, and with a very supportive local music family.
In September 2014, Lori formed Lori Hardman Band and since that time they have performed at many venues, festivals, and benefits throughout the region, honing their skills and developing a fan base. With love for the music of Blues, Country, R & B and Rock & Roll, Lori Hardman demonstrates a strong vocal ability and delivers a powerful performance, combining all these genres to create a sound that is all her own.
Recently Lori Hardman partnered with Robert Hammerstrom, co-writing and releasing the inaugural self-titled album, with the release of a single “I Found an Angel”, which garnered attention on the charts in the UK, Italy, Germany, Belgium, United States, Holland, Austria, Ireland, New Zealand amongst other global audiences. “I Found an Angel” was also chosen as an April Top 20 Pick Hit on Cashbox Radio.
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We caught up with Lori in Nashville and she explained her passion and love of music, “Music is food for my soul. It's been a part of who I am since I could walk and talk. We traveled watching my brother play drums and his band always seemed to become part of our extended family. I would sing in every event and competition that came my way. It wasn't so important to win or be the best but to just be part of it all.
I found that as I got older, writing was a great way to release all my feelings and thoughts. I have a lot of poetry that I've written,” she explains.
“Then I met Robert Hammerstrom and asked if he could help me make a demo and he did. It started with just a CD with a few cover songs on it. I didn't really have a plan, but I knew to just keep taking steps forward and things would happen the way they were supposed to. After that we just started working together at his piano writing our first original song and then it just blossomed after that. The first original song seemed to come to us very easily and along the way Robert would teach me the proper format of song writing. We've intentionally created songs from different genres to show variety and have had a great working relationship for the past 7 years.”
Lori Hardman Awards:
Las Vegas – 2019 Producers Choice Award, (Legend Series) for Outstanding Female Vocal Performer
New York – Nomination for Best Rock & Roll Original Artist
Holland – Awarded for Best Female Bluegress Original Song
Washington – Nominated for Best New Blues Artist
For more on Lori Hardman and to purchase her CD visit: lorihardman.com