Hardchargers debut riffing blues-rock on Scarecrow

Incorporating an exhilarating back-porch section to their set with resonator, washboard and ukulele bass, The Hardchargers are steeped in inspiration from the greats of the pre-electric blues – Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White, Willie Brown – to the progenitors of electric blues such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf and Frankie Lee Simms.

Featuring  Lonesome Chris Todd (guitars/vocal – above), Richard J. Hodgen (drums/washboard) and Dave Thompson (bass/ukulele bass), the band has been paying its dues on the live circuit for the past eight years.

After a slew of single releases, the trio’s late 2017 debut album ‘Scarecrow’ constitutes a truly high-octane and contemporary set that nonetheless summons at times and most deliciously the spirit of British genre giants Savoy Brown and The Groundhogs.

Sure then to please blues fans of all persuasions!



Artist:  The Hardchargers

Title:    Scarecrow

File:     Blues/Rock

Label:  Market Square

Cat:     MSMCD202

UPC:    5065001032622

Rel:      January 5th 2018


  • Debut album from road-hardened blues trio
  • Packed with pre-war blues influences
  • Six originals, two covers (Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter)
  • Booking dates
  • Supporting radio/press campaign




  1. Mean Town Blues (4:28)
  2. Lonesome Thread (5:47)
  3. Charger Swing (3:27)
  4. I Can’t Be Satisfied (2:52)
  5. Little Too Late (6:42)
  6. Jojo (3:30)
  7. Sometimes (2:34)
  8. No Stone Unturned (11:18)

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