Josh Harty is a mid-West, singer-songwriter with a keen eye, observant lyrics and a fine, driving guitar-style that pulses with feeling and fire. . .Harty's fretwork is crisp, zingy and always compelling, catching you unawares almost with hints of traditional country in the mix; Chet seems to hang in the background balance at times, followed by ole Doc Watson before he twists the tail, snapping free with a trace of Knopfler at his best and a clear grip of the very fundamentals of good quality modern country music/ Americana.. . . “- Elmore Magazine
Evoking ghosts from the past, present and future Josh Harty is a master storyteller who takes matters into his own hands: by living it.
Handcrafted is Josh Harty’s 5th solo studio record. Unlike his previous recordings, Three Day Notice (2003), Long List of Lies (2008), Nowhere (2011), and Holding On (2017), Handcrafted is 100% acoustic and solo. It’s a collection of songs taken from previous recordings but recorded exactly as they’re often performed live. Recorded during the Winter of 2016 and Spring of 2017, by Steve Hamilton in Milwaukee, WI, Handcrafted has no overdubs, no studio tricks and no additional musicians. If you’ve seen a live Josh Harty show, consider Handcrafted a pretty close replica.