Heather Hardy and Dusty City Blues is the latest project for violinist Heather ‘Lil’ Mama Hardy. Intentionally aimed at revisiting the blues, her first musical love and the genre that highlighted her jaw-dropping talent.
Dusty City Blues features her longtime partner from the days of the the Sam Taylor Band, the amazing Ed Delucia on Guitar. Nick Augustine sits in on bass and is well known and deeply respected for his work with Rainer as well as many Tucson bands including the rocking blues band Tony and the Torpedoes. Heather’s adult son, Jacob Hardy, plays drums. Jacobs’s love leans more toward trash-punk (his band Get a Grip is popular in Tucson) but his years growing up around countless local and international Blues artists helped forge a very traditional sound while his youthful energy adds a vibrancy to the band.
The band will be performing at the 2021 Bisbee Blues Festival and they’re especially excited to be headlining for a special Rhythm and Roots “Tuesday Night Live” performance at Hotel Congress on June 15.