Steve Hartsoe
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Steve Hartsoe

Raleigh, NC | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Raleigh, NC | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
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"Pow"

"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


"Salt and Wine"

"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


"The Big Fix"

“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)


Discography

"One Last Tear" (Single Remix) 2016
"The Big Fix" (Album 2016)
"Neo-Traditional" (EP 2014)

http://noisetrade.com/stevehartsoe

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Steve Hartsoe is a Raleigh, N.C.-based singer-songwriter who blends the rootsy strains of roots rock and Americana with keen lyrical observations. 

On his new album, “The Big Fix,” Hartsoe taps the Americana and British Invasion wellspring that nourished his formative musical years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Delivering a diverse mix of rootsy songs about love, loss and languor, propelled by gritty guitars, strained vocals and groove-tight rhythms, Hartsoe holds nothing back.

From the opening rocker “Salt and Wine” to the closing Dawes-flavored modern folk of “SLO (California),” the songs fit together because the writer has been around a while and experienced the crucible of life -- lost jobs, death, wayward family members and birth.

Those experiences translate into a refreshing honesty throughout the album. Or, as one writer sees it: "Steve Hartsoe sings with the conviction of a nomad bleeding his heart dry, performing for anyone from the side of a boxcar," attests writer Richard Murray from POW Magazine in San Francisco.

Or another:
"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).

On the album, released on digital sites and on CD in September 2016, Hartsoe also covers Tom Petty’s 1985 B-side “Trailer,” (recently re-done by Petty and Mudcrutch, an early incarnation of the Heartbreakers).


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