Date/Time Sun 21 Oct 2012 7:45 PM
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It doesn’t get more Americana than Josh Harty. His father, both a preacher and the Police Chief of his boyhood small town, was also Harty’s music mentor. “I was either going to jail, or to hell,” Harty muses. That kind of humor, that hell-bound hope, is in the center of Harty’s music. Music captured on the new disc, polished in performance in America, and now ready for another UK tour in support of Nowhere.
Those in the upper Midwest who have watched Harty grow since his move to Madison, Wisconsin in 2005 know what he can make happen live. His warm, woeful voice is buoyed by charismatic guitar playing. He can hush a bar room. When he lets his guitar do the talking audiences are carried all the way in. Harty will capture your radio or television audience the same way he commands a bar room. And his live shows prove that good story telling combined with journeyman musicianship is as American as music gets. Meet the heart of Americana. Meet Josh Harty.
Luke Jacksdon is a young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent and has been performing live since the age of 13.
Over the past 2 years Luke has opened for many great artists including Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Megson, Little Johnny England, Lucy Ward, Boo Hewerdine, Martyn Joseph, Steve Knightley, Show of Hands, Chris Wood and Paul Brady amongst others.
Luke’s debut EP ‘Run & Hide’, available from the website, iTunes and gigs, was released in July 2011, generating a lot of interest in his songwriting, voice and playing.
2012 has been just as busy and Luke has now been signed to Martyn Joseph’s Pipe Record Label and recorded his debut CD ‘More Than Boys’ at Martyn’s studio with him producing.
This was released in early August with an official launch at Shrewsbury Folk Festival where Luke also played as Steve Knightley’s ‘Patrons Choice’ act. So far the CD is generating great reviews and Luke is also to support Martyn on his 30 date autumn tour from October