Joseph Huber's The Hanging Road goes full on country/folk, but he writes songs that anyone can relate to. No need to wear a cowboy hat to enjoy his music. You don't have to live on a farm to understand what he's singing about. But he'll make you wish you did. He kinda reminds me of the early John Denver days that way. There's lots of upbeat toe-tappers on this one. Lots of singalong opportunities.
I'm adding "Same River Twice," "Coming Down From You," and "Goin Far On Little (Just A Little Too Long)."
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The Hanging Tree by Joseph Huber, from the one sheet:
Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, WI based "streetgrass" group, the .357 String Band--a group that, despite it's abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movements. Hard living put together with plenty of downtime has offered more than enough motivation and opportunity for his songwriting, and Huber has continued moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well crafted songs.
"Bury Me Where I Fall", Huber's introductory solo album was an unseen side to his writing--less high-octane and blistering as his known work, "Bury Me..." reveals multiple, new landscapes, ranging anywhere from desolate, world-weary ones; to brooding and ominous ones. His 2nd release "Tongues of Fire" is much the flip-side to that--joyful, light-hearted, and laughing even in the face of hard times. Being a multi-instrumentalist, Huber performs all the tracks on his records on his own...fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, percussion, and bass. Huber can be seen playing with a backup band, or also opting for a "one-man-band" setup--singing and playing banjo/guitar/harmonica and opting for a trusty ol' Samsonite suitcase as a kick-drum. In his solo career he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great performers including Hellbound Glory, Bob Wayne, Graham Lindsey, Robert Earl Keen, Keller Williams, and more.
His lyricism and introspective writing style has received high acclaim from many Americana enthusiast looking for a more substantive substitute to much of today's modern country. Maintaining a solid touring schedule, playing all throughout both the U.S. and all around Europe, he has steadily gained ground and gotten much positive press, and has shown himself a sincere and influential member of the growing roots movement. Huber has a planned release of his 3rd solo album 'The Hanging Road' featuring 10 new tracks, which will be available on Nashville's 'Muddy Roots Recordings' in Spring 2014.