STEPHEN HARDY PALMER
Stephen Hardy Palmer - singing guitarist, touring performer.
Based in Gatineau Quebec, Steve began his career in Edmonton, Alberta, during the 1960's Folk and Psychedelic Rock era.
His local bands routinely opened for many of the touring greats- Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Who etc and were local Light Show favourites.
These days his solo acoustic shows are inspired by the great songwriter's and performers of that era - Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Tyson, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen...
In the new millenium he has released five albums and, recently, a new EP.
Stephen Hardy Palmer Bandcamp
NEW ANIMATED VIDEO
(music by Stephen Hardy Palmer,
animation by Sunny Christudas)
My talented friend Sunny Christudas gave me a wonderful Birthday present -
an animated video of my new song 'Walking Along'.
FALL TOUR SEPTEMBER 2023
Heading out to the prairies for a few shows!
Edmonton Sept 15, Camrose Sept 16, Vegreville Sept 17, St Paul Sept 19, Lloydmisnter Sept 20, Moose Jaw Sept 22, Maple Creek Sept 23, Brooks Sept 24
New EP ready for DOWNLOAD
4 tunes for $4!
MP3 VO, MP3 320, WAV, FLAC, AICC...
Stephen Hardy Palmer Guitar & Vocals
Cara Luft Clawhammer and Duet Vocal
Corey Ticknor Mandolin,
Scott Senor Percussion,
Vaughn Poyser Bass
Ethan Mitchell Cello
Recorded and mixed by
Paintbox Studio, Winnipeg Manitoba
Raised on gospel, country and the blues, Stephen Hardy Palmer travels the troubadour circuit from BC to the Maritimes.
In the 60’s his psychedelic folk-rock bands toured with and supported most of the big name suspects during the UK invasion. And then more steady dues paid as guitarist-for-hire in country bands working the western Canadian bar scene. He started using his voice in the ‘80s, when he studied music a bit more formally.
In the new millenium, Stephen Hardy Palmer has self-released 5 albums of ‘Original & Traditional’ music.
Still playing and still touring, Stephen Palmer is “grown enough to sing about life and simple pleasures with all the unhurried authority of a quiet and simple folk-singing road-survivor.” (Root Cellar Records)
"My kind of music!" -Paul Mills
“Superb!”- Miramichi Folk Song Festival
“Nice playing!” -Valdy