Joseph Huber

JRC Events Presents

Joseph Huber

Utah County Swillers

Tue, July 16, 2019

8:00 pm

Metro Music Hall

Salt Lake City, UT

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Joseph Huber
Joseph Huber
Joseph Huber hails from the state of Wisconsin, and seems to bring forth the varied voices of whatever it may be that lies dormant within either the fertile soil or the callous concrete of that world. It has been said, "You don’t just like Joseph Huber’s music. You feel it’s something that the rest of the world needs to hear, and how criminal it is that it isn’t spreading far and wide." That sentiment could be related to the fact that the voices which Huber unearths are subtle and take more than a hurried listen to truly absorb. A person who appears reserved and matter-of-fact in everyday speech brings forth songs that are anything but that.
As the singer, songwriter, performer, recorder and producer of all of his own material, Huber has his hands full, but never seems to miss a beat. And his own 'solo' material has now certainly surpassed the output of his past efforts, both in volume and substance. As one of the founding member of the .357 String Band--a group that would probably fit better in today's 'Americana-saturated' environment than in the early to middle aughts--he's gradually honed a sound that seems to fill a very real gap within the still-emerging genre. Having progressed, Huber continues moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well-crafted songs under his own name along with the impeccable musicianship of his fellow touring partners. Whether it's irresistible, fiddle-driven, dancing tunes or honest, heart-wrenching "songwriter" songs, Huber's songs and shows spans the spectrum of 'Roots' music while preferring not to stay within the boundaries of any strict genre classification.
His lyricism and introspective writing style has received high acclaim from music enthusiasts looking for a more substantive substitute to much of today's music. Maintaining a solid touring schedule, playing all throughout both the U.S. and all around Europe, Huber continues to gain positive press, including being listed on L.A. Weekly's '10 More Country Artists To Listen To.' Blue Ridge Outdoor writes, “Songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Chris Smither, and John Prine can marvel listeners in the simplest of acoustic settings,...From time to time, I stumble upon a new singer/songwriter whose work warrants comparison to the luminaries on this list. ...Huber’s songwriting has me comparing him to my favorites above.”
As of now, Huber has delivered four solo records: 'Bury Me Where I Fall' (2010); 'Tongues Of Fire' (2012), 'The Hanging Road' (2014); and 'The Suffering Stage' (2017). Now, 2019 gives us 'Moondog'--a record of variety and transition that seems to scream, "What else!" The only constant throughout is the lyrical precision, while musically it moseys and roves wherever it will with the promise that Huber always has more on his mind and more up his sleeve.
Utah County Swillers
Utah County Swillers
"We're the outlaws of Utah County! Back in the old days, we were known as them Unlucky Boys and we came into existence in the Fall of 1995. In Utah County, one can expect to find nothing but pure, honest mormon life where everything is straight and narrow. But now they are on the lookout for us no good boozeaholics!! The police out here in Utah County are keepin a sharp eye on us no good trouble makers. But that ain't stoppin' us from delieverin' a foot stompin' set--inspired by drivin' truck and havin' a whole night of alcohol related trouble causin'! Composed of members of the Unlucky Boys, Thunderfist and Endless Struggle--we're ready to hit your town with our rubber side down! We've played with just about every roots act that has come through Utah. These include The Reverend Horton Heat, Three Blue Teardrops, The Frantic Flattops, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Slim Sisna, The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Twistin Tarantulas, and many others. So pull that rig off the highway, partner! Find us at the Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake, and we'll drink some whiskey!!"
Venue Information:
Metro Music Hall
615 W 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT