Ian Moore performs “Hard Times”

Ian Moore performs near Pritchard Park in 2010.

Ian Moore performs near Pritchard Park in 2010.

On a blustery November day in 2010, local fiddle icon Ian Moore (then of The Rib Tips) performed the classic tune “Hard Times (Come Again No More).” Written in 1854 by Stephen Foster, “Hard Times” had a particularly poignant feel in the still slow economy of 2010. In fact, even Moore — a well-established regional performer — had been struggling, taking a job as a truck driver to make ends meet. Continue reading