While Belinda Hardesty’s musical experiences have been wide and varied, it’s the old-time music that ultimately moves her soul. With her music degree, Belinda has performed medieval to jazz on everything from recorder to bari sax to voice. She’s performed with the Akron Symphony Chorus, the Hiram College Madrigal Singers, and the Stow Chamber Symphony as well as numerous other choirs, orchestras, bands, chamber groups, and gospel choirs. While memories of these experiences still send chills down her spine, she finds the most fulfilment in music where the human story is told in it’s most real terms. That’s why she and DMH take pride in doing everything from gospel to death ballads all in the same show.
A self-proclaimed harmony junkie, Belinda gets joy both in arranging harmonies for the DMH crew to sing and in letting the harmonies find their own way in the crew’s capable hands, just as nature intended. Not content to leave well enough alone, Belinda can now be found adding clawhammer banjo to the DMH mix.