It’s only a matter of time until Reardon blows us all away. — Atwoods Magazine
Hayley Reardon has an innate gift for capturing the essence of people and personal history through song. At the age of 23, 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 Anais 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. In the spring of 2021, Reardon will move to Dachau and begin her residency project. She intends to engage with the community by conducting a series of recorded interviews with locals from which she will draw inspiration for her writing.
Her most recent release, entitled 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.
The idea behind Where I Know You was born after Hayley embarked on an unique tour of intimate spaces and non-traditional venues across the UK in 2017. With the help of London based production company, Webb Street Studios, Reardon created “The Handwritten Sessions,” subsequently releasing a candid live video series and tour documentary.
With the Webb Street Studios documentary team once again in tow, Hayley completed a month long 21 show 2019 Spring European release tour and followed up with a 34 show 7 week fall return tour. See her website and tour videos for details.
An extensive 2020 European tour, cancelled due to the pandemic, is currently being rebooked for 2021.
Her upcoming EP A Hundred Little Lives is due for release in 2021.