Josh Eagle and the Harvest City

Josh Eagle and the Harvest City

Roots Rock/AltCountry (Cincinnati)

Watching Josh Eagle mature as a writer and performer over just a three-year time period was like a time-lapse photography version of watching an average songwriter evolve over 20 years. The raw talent was evident on his 2008 solo debut, Show Your Teeth, and with the addition of a full-time, veteran backing band, Eagle’s emotive, melodic and full-bodied Roots Rock became fully animated and realized. Eagle and the Harvest City’s recently released A Good One Is Hard to Find is easily one of the best Cincinnati-produced albums of the year.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Hanging out at a Ryan Adams’ house party listening to Neil Young, Wilco and Gram Parsons bootlegs until dawn. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)