Sunday, April 24, 2016

Josh Harty in the BAG

The BAG welcomes Josh Harty back to Mick Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace, on Monday 25 April, writes Roy Thompson of the Ballymore Acoustic Gigs.

Josh Harty is a North Dakota songsmith. A third generation musician, son of a small town police chief and preacher, he often muses that growing up he figured he'd end up going to jail or going to hell.

In 2011 Harty released 'Nowhere', and 2014 saw the release of two duo albums he recorded between 2012 and 2013 — '12 August 'with fellow Americana artist John Statz and 'The Attic Session' with long time collaborator Blake Thomas.

Over the last five years Harty has toured in 41 US States and countries across Europe and the United Kingdom. He demoed songs for his new album with George Lucas in Brno, Czech Republic (released as a download called 'The Brno Session'), in New York City, and in Gleisdorf, Austria with Chuck Lemonds. His new album, 'Holding On' features songs written on the road over the last two and a half years, performed by a full band.

Doors open at 8:30pm. Admission is €12