Briana Hardyman

Briana Hardyman

 Belleville, Wisconsin, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Americana/Blues/Country singer-songwriter Briana Hardyman has performed throughout the US and UK including BBC radio performances.

Biography

"Hardyman is a very eclectic musician and writer. She favours 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. Briana touches a breadth of listeners in a 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.
Briana currently resides in Nashville, TN and is actively touring throughout the southeast as well as throughout the UK and Scotland. She recently completed her 2009 album, PEOPLE LIKE ME.

Lyrics

Man I Can't Keep

Written By: B.Hardyman/A.Sweany

When you leave you cut the lines between here and nevermind
I've driven countless quiet miles just adding up the signs
I always go back home and sleep with the telephone and hope you'll call when you're alone
I do the things that she won't, the things you take before you go and give her everything I need
I'm loving a man I can't keep
When you're here I'm lost in your eyes
I don't have to fantasize, you don't have to compromise, it's just a moment in your life
I always go back home and sleep with the telephone and hope you'll call when you're alone
I do the things that she won't, the things you take before you go and give her everything I need
I'm loving a man I can't keep
I do the things that she won't, the things you take before you go and give her everything I need
I'm loving a man I can't keep
I'm loving a man I can't keep

Battleground

Written By: B.Hardyman/M.Elliott

I came out fighting and I ain't stopped since
I'm afraid you picked a battle that you're gonna regret
Though I play fair, I fight to win
You crossed me too many times I won't warn you again
The angels are trading their halos in for horns
The daddy's girls are walking with the whores
Sirens blaring loud you better get on out of this town
It's a battleground
You thought you were walking down an easy road
Thought I'd call you my messiah and carry your load but I could see where you been and where you wanted to go
Yeah, you bargain with dirty lies in return for my soul
The angels are trading their halos in for horns
The daddy's girls are walking with the whores
Sirens blaring loud you better get on out of this town
It's a battleground
I'm as easy as water, harder than stone
I burn hotter than fire when I turn cold
The angels are trading their halos in for horns
The daddy's girls are walking with the whores
Sirens blaring loud you better get on out of this town
It's a battleground
It's a battleground

Discography

Only a Dream (2006, produced by Tret Fure)
Good Souls (2008, Shadowbrook Records produced by Dave Isaacs)
People Like Me (2009, Produced by Mark Elliott)

Set List

Sets Ranging from 45 min to 4 hours.
Genres: Country/Blues/Rock
Artists Covered:
Janis Joplin
Bonnie Raitt
Joss Stone
Stevie Nicks
Lucinda Williams
Sugarland
Patsy Cline
Mary Chapin Carpenter