It's official. We have recently moved out of our apartment and will be hitting the road in a few short weeks! In October and November we’ll be heading to Europe for our second overseas tour. Check out the tour schedule on the website and please relay the info to all your European friends/family/ancestors. When we return from Europe in December we’ll move into a refurbished Previa van and start our year-long tour of the US.
Starting in the Southeast, we are planning to spend approximately 2 months in and around several major cities, including Atlanta, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin and Seattle. The idea is to get to know the music scene in each region of the country, while playing at as many venues as possible and meeting as many musicians and music-lovers as we can.
Here’s where you come in. We hope to see all of your smiling faces on this trip, but before we even set out we must plan financially and logistically. How can you get involved? Well I’m glad you asked. Here are a few options:
1. Donate. Any amount is helpful. Just click the paypal "donate" button
2. Stay in touch. During our travels, we’ll be keeping extensive blog postings, videos, photo journals, etc. Some of it will be available to everyone via Facebook and the website (www.joshharty.com). But if you want the real behind-the-scenes look at life on the road (if you’ve ever wanted to be a roadie for your favorite band and have all the best stories to tell friends at the next cookout) consider membership in the new “Josh Harty Sub-Continental Road Club” at one of these levels:
a. $15/month (or save 10% & get 6 months for $81):
-Free hand printed poster when you sign up(while supplies last)
-Weekly email with videos, photos and updates
-Access to our Podcast featuring stories from the road, live songs
b. $20/month (or save 15% & get 6 months for $102):
-EVERYTHING from the previous level plus
-Monthly digital mixed tapes featuring music from our friends and favorites
-2 free tickets to any show around the country
c. $25/month (or save 20% & get 6 months for $120):
-EVERYTHING from the previous 2 levels plus
-Free t-shirt when you sign up
-Bi-weekly postcards from the road
d. Name Your Own Price:
-We’re open to suggestions!
(check out the Membership page to sign up!)
3. Host a house concert. In the last year, these have become our favorite types of show to play because they’re intimate, always fun and we get to meet new people. So if you have at least 15-20 friends who like music, and a space big enough to accommodate them, we can put on a great show and make you the coolest kid on the block! Not sure you’re house concert material? Trust me, it’s easier than you think. Basically a pot-luck party with music. If you’re curious, here’s a great resource on house concert basics: http://www.concertsinyourhome.com/
4. Host a couple of professional road-weary travelers. That’s us! We’ll be looking for places to stay all over the country. So if you have an extra bed, couch, beach house, loft apartment in Manhattan. . . we’d love to stay for as long as you’ll have us. And in exchange we’ll cook for you!
Hope to see you on the road!