Steve Piper and Ken Hardley

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

For a number of years, Ken Hardley and Steve Piper have performed together, first in the infamous Ken Hardley Playboys, and then as a raucous, slightly eccentric duo.

Ken Hardley is a musician, entertainer, and socialite from Upstate New York. A lifetime dedicated to restless exploration of a variety of musical and literary mediums makes Hardley a performer of broad musical taste and perspective. Whether hosting Rolling Hills Radio, fronting a band, emceeing an event, or playing solo, Ken Hardley creates a wry, edgy, warm, funny, unpredictable, cerebral atmosphere.

Steve Piper’s songs are filled with the kind of longing you get when you are alone, but warm and dry on a rainy night – little circles of light in a dark and stormy world. I hear flashes of Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers peering in from the darkness. – Pat Maloney (

(Sad Song) is a beautiful song. I love your voice. – Jimmie Dale Gilmore (

Steve Piper has a real genius for constructing chord changes. And for exposing pleasant delicacies in whatever instrument he is holding. Sneaky, precise, deceptively flowing, bittersweet, all with a skill that belies that difficulty within. These chords beside each other remind me of the Beatle’s White Album…The instrumentals are remarkable. – Ken Hardley

Location: The School of Rock Stage at 27 Atkinson Street
Time: Saturday, 2:45 pm – 4:25 pm

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