The man behind the sad songs

Rafael Barker c.2019

Rafael Barker c.2019

     Based out of the small town of Nitro, West Virginia and steeped in blues and traditional folk sounds, Tony Harrah is a voice of Appalachia that begs the attention of the hardest heart string. Gritty and true, his songwriting speaks to the life of blue collar society and forgotten America. 

     Since the 2016 and 2017 albums "Two Dollar Suit" and "Oklahoma Blues" done with the Putnam Prohibition, Harrah has been showcasing his widespread instrumental and writing talents. Being billed alongside artists like Tyler Childers, Jeremy Pinnell, Nicholas Jamerson and many more, Harrah is breaking out of his regional coverage and spreading his fan base nationally. With musical influences ranging from Guy Clark and Tom Waits, to Springsteen and Ryan Adams;  Harrah has perfected his own unique sound and has been described as "like Ray Charles and a hippie had a child and it came out sounding like Muddy Waters." - J.A. Outlaw Resurgence. 

     Tony is currently exploding back onto the scene after some time away and is loading all the pain, love and loss of the world in his guitar case. His songwriting is shockingly true to the human experience and hits so deeply it brings a perspective that will take even the toughest music lovers to their knees. His latest album, "Unicorns", promises to further cement the certain rise in listeners and fans, and releases worldwide Summer of 2019.

Rafael Barker c.2019

Rafael Barker c.2019

Clay Center-Walker Theater 2018

Clay Center-Walker Theater 2018