SAM CASSIDY + HARVEST THIEVES
Sometimes it just takes a while for things to come into focus. Debts is the first collection of songs from Minneapolis' Sam Cassidy. Written over the last few years, Cassidy draws on the life of ordinary people as well as his own experiences to paint vivid pictures of struggle and joy, hard work and taking it easy, longing and satisfaction.
Debts was tracked in three studios over ten months and culls the talents of eight musicians in two separate backing bands. The whole process took nearly two years to complete, with Cassidy operating on a working man's budget, hitting the studio when time and money allowed. A cabinetmaker by trade, Cassidy's blue-collar ethic rings throughout the young songwriter's debut, especially on tracks like "Caffeine" and the lead single "Hard Road."
Cassidy's ability to write a song from the everyman's point of view is the thread that strings Debts together. It's that constant search and struggle that keeps life interesting, to hoping it all works out.
Named one of First Avenue's Best New Bands of 2014, Cassidy's music music has been described as a "unique brand of hard-luck, blue-collar rock" with "a true ear for timeless melodies". Often backed by a sprawling backing band, his dynamic live show is not to be missed.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Harvest Thieves began as a side-project to Cory Reinisch and Dustin Meyer's long-running alt-country outfit Guns of Navarone. Sitting their former manager James Taylor down behind the drum kit, the trio recorded their debut EP, Lightning in a Bottle, in the Spring of 2013 with the help of James White and East Cameron Folkcore bandleader Jesse Moore. With the resolution to proceed full time with Harvest Thieves, Reinisch, Meyer, and Taylor were prompted to step things up a notch and invite two new troublemakers to the Harvest Thieves fold: Coby Tate (guitars), and Annah Fisette (keys and mandolin). Harvest Thieves draw on their blue-collar and back-roads heritage to craft songs that sway from brutish garage-rock swagger to traditional country honesty. With punk-ish explosions in sound, to finger-picked folk-rock simplicity, they are a formidable addition to Austin's historically-minded music scene.
2528 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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