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Bright Side of Down- New CD
Sunday, Feb. 1st
Doors open-2:30 PM

Copper Hall, Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress St., Tucson

Tickets $20 advance
3 Outlets- Hotel Congress, Lobby
Antigone Books- 411 E 4th Ave  792-3715
Dark Star Leather- Plaza Palomino 881-4700

“Wry, slice-of-life observations reminiscent of Lyle Lovett and John Prine.” — Associated Press


Red House Records is proud to announce the March 4, 2014 release of the new studio album by John Gorka, Bright Side of Down. The first release in over four years from the acclaimed songwriter widely regarded as “one of contemporary folk music’s leading talents” (Vintage Guitar), the album’s 12 songs are beautifully produced and sequenced from beginning to end. With guest vocal appearances by Red House labelmates Lucy Kaplansky, Eliza Gilkyson, Claudia Schmidt and Michael Johnson, the collection resonates with the classic, “Gorka-esque” sound and lyrical insight that’s earned him generations of devoted fans and a career that’s found him gracing the stages of PBS’ Austin City Limits, NPR’s Mountain Stage and venues worldwide.

From Nashville: The Harmaleighs
w/ Lady Lark

Tuesday, Feb. 24th- Free show!
Doors open-7:00 PM
Club Congress, Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress

The-Harmaleighs (1)The Harmaleighs are a folk duo that calls Nashville home. While studying their crafts at Belmont University, the two met and decided to collaborate together. They found a mutual love for folk/americana music and started creating music together in early 2013. Since then they have been working towards making music that connects and resonates with their growing audience. They are excited to announce their 2015 tour, where they will take their stories and experiences and share them with others all over the country. 

The Harmaleighs – People Line Up (Independent)
from the Leicester Bangs Blog,  Phil S.

Nashville trio The Harmaleighs hit the ground running with their debut release, “People Line Up” – a lively, lyrical offering, which places them squarely in the new folk-rock scene, alongside bazillion-sellers such as the Mumfords and Fleet Foxes. Their unique selling points are the vibrant lead vocals of Haley Grant (who also writes the songs), their sublime harmonies and the often striking imagery, which they employ>

I can’t imagine it’s been too easy for them to make an impression on their local scene – Nashville has never had a reputation for making life easy for artists / groups who don’t tow the party line. Fortunately, if they can catch the breaks, there’s a worldwide audience waiting for them. The five songs they present for our delectation are universally strong, and Grant has a fine ear for a pop hook, and writes melodies that stick.

Roots radio should be all over them. Opening cut “Sunflowers” balances on a chugging banjo riff and is both gentle and assertive. It’s followed by the excellent “Freakshow” where a splash of indie attitude is incorporated and a scratchy mandolin adds plenty of colour. They end with “Monster in My Head”, a clever take on mental instability, with a gloom-laden cello in the background providing ominous tones.




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