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By: Danielle Rode
The free, all-ages show starts at 8 p.m. The Pittsboro Roadhouse is located at 39 West Street. Info: (919) 542-2432, https://www.reverbnation.com/show/18475793
On his new album, the Raleigh, N.C.-based singer-songwriter delivers a diverse mix of rootsy songs about love, loss and languor, propelled by gritty guitars, strained vocals and groove-tight rhythms.
Hartsoe honed his musical skills fronting an alternative rock band in the San Francisco area in the 1980s and ‘90s while sharing the bill with such notable artists as Chris Isaak, Todd Rundgren, Mudhoney, Young Fresh Fellows and, later as a solo artist, with Dan Vickrey (now of Counting Crows).
NEW ALBUM: “The Big Fix”: https://soundcloud.com/stevehartsoemusic/sets/steve-hartsoe-the-big-fix
VIDEO: (at The Pour House, Raleigh, NC): https://vimeo.com/168996534
PROMO VIDEO FOR “THE BIG FIX”: https://youtu.be/kXwHowzzbwE
"It’s been too long since we’ve heard Americana this genuine. Inspired by Tom Petty and Ryan Adams, Steve Hartsoe is full of melodic spirit and gruff guitar lines. Like a firm handshake and a warm smile, this song makes a great first impression.”
-- Milk Crater
“Steve Hartsoe is able to wrest the deepest roots of Americana to deliver material that has at its core the key elements of rock ‘n’ roll and blues-rock, giving it a slightly retro-feel and a more global appeal than is normally the case with the genre.”
— Emerging Indie Bands, London
"Steve Hartsoe sings with the conviction of a nomad bleeding his heart dry, performing for anyone from the side of a boxcar."
— Richard Murray, POW Magazine, San Francisco
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