Single I Rene Huard – Hard Times


Veteran Canadian Blues Musician Rene Huard Releases New Single Hard Times

Hard Times is the first single from Huard’s new recording Blues Calling set for release in January 2024

Niagara-based artist Rene Huard is a multi-talented veteran on the Canadian roots music scene. A performer for over 40 years, Huard was a member of the Meteors, a Fort Erie-based blues band that had the opportunity to open for blues legends such as James Cotton, Long John Baldry and others.

Huard has the esteemed distinction of being among the first performers at the annual Ottawa Blues Festival. As a multi-talented musician, Huard is not only a masterful vocalist and songwriter, he performs on harmonica, guitar, and piano. In addition to his extensive musical career, Huard may be familiar as a former Reality T.V. host on the programs Antique Hunter & Antique Style.

“It’s fair to say “Hard Times” is a contemporary homage to the chunk-a-chunk guitar of Chuck Berry, and the wry lyrical insight of Willie Dixon”, says Huard. “The Berry/Dixon effect, applied to these troubled times. Music shared is good for whatever ails you.”


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