Artist Spotlight: Light Horse Harry
Who is Light Horse Harry?
Light Horse Harry is a four piece band that blends country, rock, and pop into a unique take on American roots music. Their self-titled debut album dropped in summer of 2012 while three of the current members (Zach Youpa, Drew Scherger, and Gus Miller) were attending high school in Dallas. In 2013, they made the move down I-35 to Austin where they met drummer Shane Gordon and fiddle player Kathryn Drake (“Kitty D”) while attending the University of Texas.
In the summer of 2014, the band releases a four-song EP titled “Busted In Brownsville.” Light Horse Harry has held multiple residencies on Austin’s historic 6th street since 2014, including their weekly bill at B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub. They’ve also played venue throughout Texas as well, including festivals such as SXSW, Burnet Bluebonnet Festival, and Dallas Music Festival. In the Spring of 2017, as all the band members were nearing graduation, they were chosen as a winner of Kerrville Folk Festival’s university songwriting competition with Gus Miller’s original song “Shaky Hands and Bloodshot Eyes.”
December 2017 was a busy month for the band and saw the release of their newest record, “San Pedro” which features the songs “Sunny Side Up” and “Lemonade” as singles from the album. “Lemonade” was selected as KUTX 98.9’s Song of the Day and were featured on local podcast How Did I Get Here? with Johnny Goudie in December as well.
We’re so excited to have Light Horse Harry as our January 2018 Artist of the Month. Take a listen below and follow them on Facebook HERE, Twitter HERE, and Instagram HERE or visit their website HERE.