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Highway Songs

by Brother Joshua & Joe Kurtz

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    A free bonus track (Sheep, Sheep Don't You Know the Road) is included with every album purchase.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    We have decided to put out a very limited release of cds for the Brother Joshua/Joe Kurtz collaboration “Highway Songs”. The release includes the 6 album cuts, as well as the bonus track, “Sheep, Sheep Don’t You Know the Road”. There will only be about 20 of them available on our bandcamp page if you are interested. They are packaged in a cardboard cd sleeve, handprinted, designed and numbered by Brother Joshua. If you have already purchased the digital copy, please contact me and I’ll try to get you one of the physical copies.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Highway Songs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 20 

      $8 USD or more 


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 8 Harp Family Recordings releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Highway Songs, Greenland Whale/North Star, Again I Glorify, The Harp Family Hymnbook: Volume II, Live at Bring Your Song, Hilo, Last Days, and The Harp Family Hymnbook: A Collection of Revised Hymns. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $25.35 USD or more (35% OFF)


Red Mountain 02:27


Joe Kurtz and Josh Compton, two longtime musical brothers, present an EP of big rigging, long hauling highway lamentations. The collaborators stood and played their songs of wanderlust in an empty basement around a single condenser microphone, voices echoing, rising, fading, an improvisatory mandolin filling the spaces against the impending chill of another Ohio winter. It’s an album for driving at night. It’s an album for walking lonely streets. It’s an album tailored to the weary travelers out there on all of those lost highways.


released April 9, 2021

Joe Kurtz: mandolin, vocals, guitar
Josh Compton: vocals, guitar
Matt Kurtz: percussion on Just Like That

Circuit Rider, Red Mountain, Weary Traveler & Just Like That written by Josh Compton
Blue Ridge Parkway & As Daylight Came Down written by Joe Kurtz
Sheep Sheep, Don't You Know the Road (bonus track), traditional

Arranged & Produced by Joe Kurtz & Josh Compton

Mixed & mastered by Joe Kurtz (senior)

Artwork by Josh Compton


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