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Roger Harvey shares the emotive story behind "Raining In LA"

November 22, 2019

At some point, every artist hits a wall; whether it’s feeling burnt out from a never-ending tour schedule or a lack of inspiration due to the forces at play from the industry at large, it’s an inevitable hurdle for every creative just as it is for every human. Philadelphia songwriter Roger Harvey writes candidly about this experience in an essay released today for The Talkhouse, and how the weather-related inspiration behind his latest track “Raining in LA” helped him find his way back to what he calls his “central joy,”  the music.

“To me, the central joy of making music takes many forms, but manifests in those rare and fleeting moments,” he writes. “I like to believe that’s what we’re all out here chasing as artists. It’s what makes powering through the bullshit and struggle of a creative life worthwhile.”

click here to read Roger’s essay at The Talkhouse and watch his new video for “Raining in LA”

Over the last couple of months, Roger Harvey has been releasing a series of singles, the first songs he wrote after finding his way back to that “central joy.” His version of Kacey Musgraves’ “Burn One With John Prine” was praised for how the young songwriter put his own spin on it, and its b-side “Twice As High” landed on the No Depression Best Of October playlist on Spotify.

"Twice As High"

"Burn One With John Prine"

Roger Harvey is a name the world should know, twice over. His music is expansive and atmospheric, spiritual and welcoming, beautiful and soul-searching. It often feels like he time-traveled from the 1970s, drawing inspiration from artists like Willie Nelson, John Prine, & Neil Young yet his music has a uniquely of-the-now touch.

Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania just footsteps from Lake Erie, Roger has been making music for the majority of his life. It brought him out & has taken him places that he never dreamt he’d be able to reach. Carrying him through the low times, enhancing the high times, and introducing him to so much rare beauty that otherwise would have been left unknown. It’s this deeply-spiritual connection to song that’s found Roger incessantly trying to catch the fleeting moments that many music makers and fans are drawn to.

Music

Roger Harvey shares the emotive story behind "Raining In LA"

November 22, 2019

At some point, every artist hits a wall; whether it’s feeling burnt out from a never-ending tour schedule or a lack of inspiration due to the forces at play from the industry at large, it’s an inevitable hurdle for every creative just as it is for every human. Philadelphia songwriter Roger Harvey writes candidly about this experience in an essay released today for The Talkhouse, and how the weather-related inspiration behind his latest track “Raining in LA” helped him find his way back to what he calls his “central joy,”  the music.

“To me, the central joy of making music takes many forms, but manifests in those rare and fleeting moments,” he writes. “I like to believe that’s what we’re all out here chasing as artists. It’s what makes powering through the bullshit and struggle of a creative life worthwhile.”

click here to read Roger’s essay at The Talkhouse and watch his new video for “Raining in LA”

Over the last couple of months, Roger Harvey has been releasing a series of singles, the first songs he wrote after finding his way back to that “central joy.” His version of Kacey Musgraves’ “Burn One With John Prine” was praised for how the young songwriter put his own spin on it, and its b-side “Twice As High” landed on the No Depression Best Of October playlist on Spotify.

"Twice As High"

"Burn One With John Prine"

Roger Harvey is a name the world should know, twice over. His music is expansive and atmospheric, spiritual and welcoming, beautiful and soul-searching. It often feels like he time-traveled from the 1970s, drawing inspiration from artists like Willie Nelson, John Prine, & Neil Young yet his music has a uniquely of-the-now touch.

Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania just footsteps from Lake Erie, Roger has been making music for the majority of his life. It brought him out & has taken him places that he never dreamt he’d be able to reach. Carrying him through the low times, enhancing the high times, and introducing him to so much rare beauty that otherwise would have been left unknown. It’s this deeply-spiritual connection to song that’s found Roger incessantly trying to catch the fleeting moments that many music makers and fans are drawn to.

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Roger Harvey shares the emotive story behind "Raining In LA"

November 27, 2019

At some point, every artist hits a wall; whether it’s feeling burnt out from a never-ending tour schedule or a lack of inspiration due to the forces at play from the industry at large, it’s an inevitable hurdle for every creative just as it is for every human. Philadelphia songwriter Roger Harvey writes candidly about this experience in an essay released today for The Talkhouse, and how the weather-related inspiration behind his latest track “Raining in LA” helped him find his way back to what he calls his “central joy,”  the music.

“To me, the central joy of making music takes many forms, but manifests in those rare and fleeting moments,” he writes. “I like to believe that’s what we’re all out here chasing as artists. It’s what makes powering through the bullshit and struggle of a creative life worthwhile.”

click here to read Roger’s essay at The Talkhouse and watch his new video for “Raining in LA”

Over the last couple of months, Roger Harvey has been releasing a series of singles, the first songs he wrote after finding his way back to that “central joy.” His version of Kacey Musgraves’ “Burn One With John Prine” was praised for how the young songwriter put his own spin on it, and its b-side “Twice As High” landed on the No Depression Best Of October playlist on Spotify.

"Twice As High"

"Burn One With John Prine"

Roger Harvey is a name the world should know, twice over. His music is expansive and atmospheric, spiritual and welcoming, beautiful and soul-searching. It often feels like he time-traveled from the 1970s, drawing inspiration from artists like Willie Nelson, John Prine, & Neil Young yet his music has a uniquely of-the-now touch.

Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania just footsteps from Lake Erie, Roger has been making music for the majority of his life. It brought him out & has taken him places that he never dreamt he’d be able to reach. Carrying him through the low times, enhancing the high times, and introducing him to so much rare beauty that otherwise would have been left unknown. It’s this deeply-spiritual connection to song that’s found Roger incessantly trying to catch the fleeting moments that many music makers and fans are drawn to.