Urban Horse Thieves
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Urban Horse Thieves


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"Urban Horse Thieves"

"Urban Horse Thieves are true musical renegades. They take a philosophical core that's about family and community, mix it up good with real honky-tonk loaded with betrayal and booze, and infuse it with a sound that evokes country, rock, bluegrass, blues and even jazz."
-Joan Costello
- Ithaca Times

"Urban Horse Thieves"

"simultaneously reviving and reinventing the country sound the way it was meant to be heard....Urban Horse Thieves may very likely become a defining voice in the future of country music."
-Muse Magazine
- Muse Magazine

"Urban Horse Thieves"

"The Thieves couldn't be more all-American if Norman Rockwell did their cover art." "Original, fun and well worth checking out."
-Overground Magazine
- Overground Magazine

"Urban Horse Thieves"

"Urban Horse Thieves write music that transforms the rural Americana sound into beautiful textures that draw on nostalgia and evoke the pioneer. With their crisp, acoustic tones and soothing harmonies this is exactly the type of organic collection that is sure to make an impression on first time listeners."
-Ryan Hoffer , A&R Shut Eye Records
- shuteyerecords.com

"Urban Horse Thieves"

"Won't Be Long is an upstate country album, full of barroom visions, small-town wandering and allusions to the themes of heartbreak, self-destruction and struggle that put the country into country music." - Press and Sun Bulletin


Wont Be Long I-Town Records
When The Rubber Meets The Road I-Town Records



Urban Horse Thieves have been playing and recording their own brand of americana music in and around the hills of Ithaca, NY since 2001. With a fair amount of foot stomping enthusiasm, the band plays original alt-country that draws from numerous genres and tells the tales of “a hidden America” where heartbreak, hangovers, and the highway are part of everyday life. A typical performance by the band often includes everything from fast pickin' back porch stomps, tear in your beer ballads, psychedelic two-step, cosmic cowboy jams, and a good natured folk song or two. With numerous and diverse influences, the band most frequently draws comparisons to the likes of Gram Parsons, Steve Earle, Uncle Tupelo, and Johnny Cash.

To the relief of their following, Urban Horse Thieves signed with I-Town records in 2004 and released their debut cd "Won't Be Long.” In 2005, Shut Eye Records included "This Song Ain't About You" from the band's debut on its United State of Americana Volume 2 release. In 2006, the same song was included on the soundtrack of the film “10mph.” In the three years following this initial release, several songs from the album have received radio play in at least 5 different countries and have been included in many podcasts and internet radio broadcasts.

Urban Horse Thieves have played numerous festivals and venues throughout the northeast and yet, remain unabashed about playing some of the roughest, dirtiest, middle of nowhere kind of road-houses the business has to offer. This past fall, UHT were the headlining act at both the Americana Jubilee in Trumansburg, NY and a Johnny Cash tribute show in Ithaca.

When The Rubber Meets The Road” is the second I-Town release by the band most recently dubbed as “Ithaca’s stalwarts of country rock.” Included are thirteen songs of heartbreak and lonesome drifter nostalgia that will surely make fans of alt-country music stomp their feet, raise their glass, and holler like a hillbilly. Produced by Trevor MacDonald, this release features several guest musicians and is already being hailed as the band’s strongest effort to date.