MP3 Alexis Harte - Junebug
These songs are like small movies swaybacked in bourbon and hung to dry on guitar strings -- Chosen as a Top 12 Autonomous Secrete by Performing Songwriter Magazine (2001)
14 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, FOLK: Modernistic Folk
Junebug's "Yellow Shoes" Heard on The WB's "Jack and Bobby" Dec. 2004
Junebug's "Lies Waiting" Heard on Nickelodean Network's "Best Friend's Date" Dec. 2004
Junebug's "Do What you Will" Heard on PBS Bill Moyers September 2004
Junebug's "Yellow Shoes" featured on NPR's All Songs Reasoned July, 2004 and UPN Network's sci-fi drama Jake 2.0 in Sept. 2003
Also chosen as Top 12 Autonomous Secrete
by Performing Songwriter Magazine....
"San Francisco songwriter and ecologist Alexis Harte has stepped out of the studio musician and tour sideman shadows and produced a solo record of impressively simple, clean, cosmopolitan folk. Harte's efficiency with words and plainspoken imagery call to mind Richard Buckner; his warm, woody voice and organic melodies are akin to Dave Matthews; and his sophisticated acoustic guitar playing and arrangement are an amalgam of everyone from Bob Mould to Bill Frisell. That, said, Harte's work most certainly stands on its own merits. With Junebug, he hits and airy, uncomplicated, and innocent resonance.
The arrangements on Junebug draw from Latin American, flamenco, and traditional folk influence, and the melodies slip and cast about above the spare acoustic instrumentation with clarity and ease. Harte's lyrics are kitchen-table-simple and stay rooted in the staples of nature, love, reflection without sounding self-indulgent or out of touch with reality. Junebug glides along between inconsolable melancholy and wide eyed happiness and settles into a cool, smiling personal space."
-By Clay Steakley, Performing Songwriter Magazine 6/1/01
Recent Junebug owners write:
This is Michael, the fellow on the plane from Seattle to Copenhagen! Thanks so much for sending the second copy of your wonderful CD. I've been listening often the last 2 weeks since I got back. The melodies are feeling more familiar and enjoyable each time. I'm really impressed at your gentle artistry.
I can't be the first person to imagine in some of the numbers a very welcome return of Cat Stevens! Many highlights but I especially love the descending ending of Lies Waiting.
Glad to hear your Swedish concerts were warmly received.
I'm busy ordering #3 CD on-line for another Swedish friend!
Best wishes for getting back to Sweden next year.
Hope to see you in concert one day.
With great appreciation,
Hi is adam from sonoma state, i just wanted to tell you that your cd is incredible!! i love it!! i have had it just one night and i listened to it about 4 times already. i also play the guitar and watching you play was so fun.
i have already got like 2 other people hooked on hearing your cd too! so don't worry soon enough people will know about you here at ssu. whenever you play again here or close please tell me and i will be there to https://www.tradebit.comways i love the cd and i hopeto see you play again. good luck to you and the rest of the band.
Sonoma State University
Yes....I did order 3 of them.
Actually, I heard about you through a friend of a friend. The commonperson
being Tally, who I think contacted you about assisting you with some
promotional stuff. She gave a couple of copies to a friend, then thatfriend
gave one to me, and I LOVE it.
I've actually ordered these three for three friends of mine...
Will you be in Los Angeles anytime soon?
I'd definitely like to round up some friends to come listen to you play.
Sure...I'd love to be on the list for upcoming shows.