osh Harty and Blake Thomas come from a deep rooted history of songwriting where quitting is not an option, poetry is as important as melody, and soul is the only thing that matters in the end. Harty has released countless acclaimed records and has toured the world singing songs that have been called “the work of a true son of the heartland whose bold defiance and riveting delivery channel the essence of American music.”   (Lee Zimmerman/Glide Magazine)

Thomas is a bit of a maverick: a songwriter, composer, writer and actor (and co-creator of the popular Minnesota Public Radio live show Take It With You). When the two come together, their years of friendship and experience shine in a way you can only see when two extraordinary artists have traveled together, gone through the joys and heartbreaks together, have yelled and screamed at each other, and have broken down by the side of the road more times than you can count. You can see their story before they even strike the first chord. They are songwriters who are never going to quit.

“The Attic Session”, an album that was recorded over one day in Blake’s attic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is set to be released in the UK and Europe in 2020 in conjunction with Josh & Blakes first co-tour of the UK set to begin April 24th. Tour dates available here!  “The Attic Session is a totally live and acoustic recording featuring songs by both Josh & Blake recorded with no overdubs.


Blake Thomas Press Quotes:

“Sung with resonant soulfulness, [Flatlands] ought to become the Midwest’s national anthem.”

-Village Voice

“Thomas’ music is not to be read about, but experienced.”

-Atlanta Music Guide

Josh Harty Press Quotes:

“like JJ Cale covering Dire Straits. . . I can already hear Bob Harris waxing lyrical about this in the early hours of the morning on BBC Radio 2!”

-Paul Jackson FATEA

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...”

-Ian Patience, Elmore Magazine

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