Listen again to the great Ralph McLean chatting to Hub founder Rob Ellen on BBC Radio Ulster about his quest to encourage concerts in peoples own homes, when the Medicine Show toured Ireland this year with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch (featuring interview and session with them too) 35 minutes into the show.(click picture)
Touring across continents, Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Josh has continued the old family tradition of playing guitar. His father, both a preacher, and the Police Chief of their small town, was also Harty's music mentor. From age 6, Josh and his father traveled the Midwest performing at senior centers, churches, small town festivals and the like. He released his first "album" at age 9 and another at age 11, with combined sales of over 8,000 cassettes.
“An honest voice and fingers that seem to catch fire!” -Atlanta Music Guide
“There is a dignity to this music making that leaves us feeling enriched for the experience. . . “ -No Depression
In the past decade Josh has put out three critically acclaimed solo albums and two duo albums ("12 August" with John Statz and "The Attic Session" with Blake Thomas), while touring continuously across Europe and North America, and shows no signs of slowing down. More than just moving along, he's spending plenty of time in the communities along the way, from Brooklyn to Haarlem, from London to Portland. Josh is always looking for that balance between the rolling road and the people who inspire him, trading stories around kitchen tables and theatre stages. Harty’s live shows prove that good story telling combined with journeyman musicianship is as American as music gets.
My name is Josh Harty and I'm an Americana singer/ songwriter originally from North Dakota, USA but touring all over the US & Europe. I am releasing a new album this Autumn and then will be making my fifth annual tour of the UK/ EU in the Spring. If you are interested in hosting a show in April or May, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on August 19, 2015 at 18:40