My girlfriend adores Emmylous Harris (as do I), so sharing Emmylou’s cover of this blog’s namesake song seems an appropriate way to mark the first full week of the new year.
Hard Times Come Again No More
This Sunday’s Hard Times: Ian Siegal
This Sunday’s Hard Times: Kristin Chenoweth
A more classical rendition than many. Chenoweth has such a beautiful voice.
This Sunday’s Hard Times: Bob Dylan
An early Merry Christmas to you – this 1993 tribute from Bob Dylan to Willie Nelson for Willie’s 60th birthday is pretty great.
This Sunday’s Hard Times: Iron and Wine
Learn more about this 2013 cover from Sam Beam at Rolling Stone
This Sunday’s Hard Times: Bruce Springsteen
This Thanksgiving and every day, I’m thankful for a good Boss.
This Sunday’s Hard Times: Lennon & Maisy
With a beautiful candles backdrop, perfect for the Sabbath day. If you haven’t heard these girls before, you’ll love them:
A bit more Lennon & Maisy for good measure:
This Sunday’s Hard Times: Mark O’Connor, James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, and Edgar Meyer
This week’s version of Hard Times Come Again No More by Stephen Foster is the first one I heard, the one that turned me on to the song, it’s enduring message, and it’s graceful beauty. Here is James Taylor with Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O’Connor.
Sunday: “Hard Times Come Again No More” cover by Mavis Staples
I’m going to try and start a regular series here, and post a different version of this blog’s namesake song each Sunday – Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times Come Again No More,” from 1854. To kick things off, here’s the legendary Mavis Staples.