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On his latest album, “The Big Fix-Deluxe Edition” (released December 2017) Raleigh, N.C.-based singer-songwriter Steve Hartsoe delivers a diverse mix of rootsy songs about love, loss and languor, propelled by gritty guitars, strained vocals and groove-tight rhythms. 

The deluxe edition of the original 2016 album was remixed and remastered by Kevin McNoldy (Dave Matthews, Mary Chapin Carpenter) at Cphonic Mastering and features five bonus tracks -- two of them new songs. The album’s tracks follow a style reminiscent of bands like Son Volt, with loud, guitar-driven rockers alongside more country-flavored songs.

Hartsoe honed his musical skills fronting an alternative rock band in the San Francisco area in the 1980s and '90s, London Down and its later incarnation, The Raging Marys. The band released two indie albums and repeatedly toured the West Coast, opening for artists including Mudhoney, Tragically Hip and Chris Isaak.

London Down reunited in Nashville to record a new album in August 2018. The 13-song indie effort, "Gnashville," reached the top 50 in college radio that fall.

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Americana Rocker Steve Hartsoe Releases Deluxe Album 

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Fully remixed and remastered with five bonus tracks,  Americana singer-songwriter Steve Hartsoe has released a new version of his 2016 album “The Big Fix.”  

The new indie album from the Raleigh, North Carolina, artist features 15 songs -- including a cover of Tom Petty’s “Trailer” -- and two new songs available Dec. 1 on CD and digital music sites, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp and Google Play. Sound engineer Kevin McNoldy (Dave Matthews, Mary Chapin Carpenter) remixed and…

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Venues performed at include: 

  • Pour House Music Hall (Raleigh, NC) 
  • Hotel Utah (San Francisco, CA) 
  • Kings (Raleigh, NC) 
  • Motorco Music Hall (Durham, NC) 
  • Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh, NC)
  • Slim's Downtown (Raleigh, NC)
  • Freight and Salvage (Berkeley, CA) 
  • The Catalyst (Santa Cruz, CA) 
  • Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Wake Forest, NC) 
  • Open Eye Cafe (Carrboro, NC) 
  • The Brain Wash (San Francisco, CA)


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