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During the finishing of Josh Eagle and The Harvest City’s first record Show Your Teeth, frustrated with overindulgence, sins against himself, and a slight writer’s block, Josh booked a flight to Hawaii. It was 3000 miles off the mainland where Eagle begun to stick his hands in the dirt, gaining knowledge of farming and working on what would become 2011’s A Good One is Hard to Find. Eagle’s distance away from his hometown allowed the head and the heart grow stronger. The remainder of time away finished up along the HWY 1…Monteray, Los Olivos, Big Sur, San Francisco, Muir Woods. It was here where ideas became to be concrete. The outcome of Eagle’s hiatus were songs gifting homage: memories of hometown Cincinnati, romantic Hawaiian escapes, and a young man’s desire to become one with himself and the vast American landscape. Welcome home.
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ENTER HARVEST CITY
Josh Eagle and The Harvest City came together in the spring of 2009. Setting out to consistently create and perform heartfelt tunes inspired by the grit and storytelling of Tom Waits, the simplicity of Neil Young and abundant warmth of early 1970’s recordings. Consisting of Jeremy Smart (guitars/pedal steel,vox), Mark Becknell (drums,vox), Tommy Cappel (bass), and Josh (vox, rhythm guitar, harmonica). In the spring of 2010 the foursome spent a month in Cappel’s rural setting All Nighter Studio (Monroe, OH) recording what came to be the foursome’s debut record -Show Your Teeth. Receiving large national air-play and rave reviews: NPR’s Brian O’ Donnell raved “A fine record. Show Your Teeth is a dandy.”
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With comparisons to Whiskeytown, Wilco, Big Star, and Ray Lamontagne, JEHC released their 2nd album, ‘A Good One is Hard to Find’ in the summer of 2011. Since it’s release, JEHC has been invited to share shows with Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll, Todd Snyder, and members of Zach Brown Band. They have toured the Midwest/Eastern United States and recently won a 2011 CEA Award for Best Singer/Song Writer.
Josh Eagle and The Harvest City are currently working on songs for a forthcoming recording of album #3. They all reside happily ever after in Southern Ohio/Northern KY.