Iain Patience, Elmore Magazine, 2016
"Harty’s fretwork is crisp, zingy and always compelling, catching you unawares almost. . . "
Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK, 2016
"Harty’s songs rise above the comparison game, delivering strong melodies, catchy hooks and choruses and lyrics that, drawing on personal experience, have much to do with a life in motion and the shortness of the road"
Paul Jackson, Fatea Reviews (UK), 2016
"like JJ Cale covering Dire Straits. . . I can already hear Bob Harris waxing lyrical about this in the early hours of the morning on BBC Radio 2!"
Tom Franks, Folkwords Reviews (UK), 2016
[Holding On is] "an album of soul touching songs. . .a profound mix of complete storytelling and accomplished musicianship."
Pete Whalley, Get Ready to Rock (UK), 2016
"With a broad country ‘twang’ to his vocals and set that nicely straddles the rock / country / blues divide, Holding On – is both atmospheric and gripping"
Andy Moore, No Depression, 2015
"Madison’s new folk and Americana music scene is bursting at the seams. . .But no one’s been behind the plow longer, works harder, or writes a better lament than Josh Harty."
American Roots UK.com
"Josh Harty is the possessor of a warm expressive vocal style that would under most circumstances ensure a good living in roots music but when you add his quality song writing and the fact that he is also no slouch on the guitar he would, in a just world, be guaranteed success."