About Briana Hardyman
"Hardyman is a very eclectic musician and writer. She favors Bonnie Raitt style vocals in some songs, and then sounds like a young Loretta Lynn in another." Americana Gazette, 2008. Singer/songwriter Briana Hardyman has been compared to a diverse range of artists such as Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris, Jennifer Nettles, Bonnie Raitt, and Lucinda Williams. Hardyman delivers emotionally injected, rootsy songs and performances with hints of blues, soul, folk, and country. A natural entertainer, Hardyman was formerly trained as an actor before dedicating herself to the craft of songwriting. A calm, charismatic performer, Briana touches a breadth of listeners in a personal-yet universal, sensitive-yet powerful, and gentle-yet stirring manner. Americana Gazette senior writer Andy Ziehli called her stage presence "awe striking" following an intimate blues club performance. “Hardyman has a beautiful deep, full of emotion delivery, and every tune that she leads is a spirited journey. Hardyman wears the emotional impact of each song on her sleeve, capturing the essence of each ballad or barnburner with a special ease and honesty.” Stereo Times, 2008.
After a brief period in New York City, Briana ended up in Nashville, TN where she has been actively performing and writing since 2006. Following many performances throughout the Southern USA in 2007/2008, Hardyman spent the latter part of 2008 touring the UK. Hardyman is currently performing with a variety of artists in the United States and England, including producer/artist Mark Elliott, who is currently producing Hardyman’s 2009 solo album “People Like Me”.