HSAL #39: Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, “Live At The Old City Cemetery”
To celebrate the release of HSAL #31
, Jeremiah drove down to Lynchburg (where his debut EP was recorded) to reconnect with friends. The result a packed house, some stellar opening support (Wesley Montgomery
), & an hour of Harmon casting spells with his voice. A KILLER memory for sure.
Your friendly neighborhood record label took it upon ourselves to capture the set, edit it down to a roughly thirty-minute collection of jams, get the mix mastered, & deliver this gift to ears near & far. Contained within this document are seven performances (a single from the debut EP, a Roberta Flack cover, & five new pieces), the excitement of a supportive crowd, the squeaking of pews, & the occasional train pushing past the Chapel.
Thanks to the Old City Cemetery & Arboretum for use of this incredible space.
- Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keys, Piano
- Nathaniel Roots – Bass Guitar
- Tyler Coleman – Drums
AVAILABILITY: DIG only
ARTWORK: cover image courtesy of Samuel Miller Photography
DOWNLOAD: HSAL bandcamp
There are moments when you can’t help but feel like the stars have aligned & have graced you with something magical. The evening of August 25th, 2017 was just such a moment for everyone who managed to squeeze into the Old City Cemetery Chapel in Lynchburg VA. The opening support was a showcase of the talent brewing in the Hill CIty scene (BRNES, Wesley Montgomery). Once Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & his accompaniment took to the stage, the room seemed to inhale in suspense. Harmon worked through an hour plus of original material with a few covers wedged in for good measure. Though he spent most of the set with guitar in hand, Jeremiah brought the evening to a close on the highest of notes by taking to chapel’s piano for his final two numbers.
For those of you who missed out (#yourloss), we present the trio’s take on a Roberta Flack cut:
As you most likely know, we are hosting Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon & his rhythm section to the Old City Cemetery Chapel (401 Taylor St, 24501) tomorrow night! A few things of note:
- There are still a few advance tickets available at Speakertree. $10 gets you the best seat in the house & a copy of Jeremiah’s debut EP.
- Door cover is $5. We’d love cash, but will accept cards.
- Doors open at 7P. Feel free to arrive earlier than that & drink in the GORGEOUS that is the Old City Cemetery #treeswingselfies
- Music should begin at 730P. Wesley Montgomery & BRNES will provide local support.
#TBT: Here’s a live solo take on “War Parade” from the EP.
PC: Chris Schlarb
Over the weekend, TLVS commandeered the chapel in Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery for a recording session with long time friend & studio wunderkind Chris Schlarb. Nathan & Joe worked out legit versions of two new tunes, “Fragaria (Virginia)” & “Stencils”. Huge thanks to label friends Lucas Hayden & Nathan Towles for lending gear. Once mixed down & mastered, the band looks to share these with the world.
Since roughly 67% of the bill has released sounds through us this calendar year & we were influential in setting the whole thing up, we figured it was “our show” enough to email folks about it here:
SATURDAY, JUNE 20th
@ OLD CITY CEMETERY CHAPEL (401 Taylor St, 24501)
– BENJAMIN MAUCH (from Richmond, minimalist composition w/ laptop & keys)
– IN SONITUS LUX (from Austin TX, ambient guitar w/ percussive gong work)
– HILL CITY EYE & EAR CONTROL (LOCAL! instrument quartet that flirts with post rock & jazz)
FREE SHOW! (We’ll be taking donations throughout the evening to support the traveling artists)
MUSIC WILL BEGIN AT 8P SHARP & SEATING IS SUPER LIMITED!
Hey, all! We’re pumped to announce another set from Hill City Eye & Ear Control. It’s going down this weekend in the group’s hometown (Lynchburg VA) as part of the Old City Cemetery’s Rose Festival. From looking at the cemetery’s website, It looks to be an interesting time. The group has signed on to play two sets, each about an hour in length. Our hope is to capture some of this magic for another digital EP. For the uninitiated, you can stream the group’s previous EP (recorded at the Academy Theater this past winter) below.