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Hayley Reardon

Folk, Pop Singer Songwriter

Hayley Reardon has an innate gift for capturing the essence of people and personal history through song. At the age of 24, the young storyteller has been honing her craft for a full decade now, sharing the stage along the way with acts like Lori McKenna, Rodney Crowell, and Anaïs Mitchell, among others. Reardon has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe and has released four recorded works to date. Her raw artistry boasts a lyrical and melodic weight far beyond her years, being described as “brilliantly moving folk/pop with a lyrical depth and soul” (Performer Magazine) and “a melancholy little masterpiece” (American Songwriter Magazine). Atwood Magazine calls her an “emerging voice of contemplative thought in the contemporary folk world” while No Depression writes “Reardon is truly a treasure.”

In 2019 Hayley was honored by the city of Dachau, Germany with the Ruckteschell-Villa Scholarship. The artist residency program provides recipients with the opportunity to live rent free for 6 months in a renovated historic building and work on a creative project of their choosing. The program aims to reignite the creative spirit in a city stained by its traumatic history. After much delay due to covid, Hayley is now currently based in Dachau until the end of 2021. In between recording sessions and touring around Europe, Reardon will engage with the community in Dachau and draw inspiration for her writing.

Her 2019 release Where I Know You, artfully explores what it means to see and understand both ourselves and the people around us. The project offers a deeply personal reflection on the way in which stories allow us to know parts of people that are no longer there. Her latest EP, entitled A Hundred Little Lives, was released in July of 2021.