TU student Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon performs on WTMD

By Rebecca Kirkman and Roy Henry on September 3, 2019

Hear four songs off the “American Idol” finalist’s upcoming album during the Baltimore Hit Parade

After a busy summer, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon is back at Towson University. Before his afternoon classes, the “American Idol” finalist and senior voice performance major stopped by TU radio station 89.7 WTMD in uptown Towson to appear in studio with Baltimore Hit Parade host Sam Sessa.

The Baltimore Hit Parade—airing every Tuesday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.—showcases the best of the Baltimore music scene through album cuts, live performances and interviews.

In a session that aired Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m., Harmon talks about the highs and lows of his “Idol” experience, his connection to Baltimore and his return to Towson University. Harmon also performs stripped-down, acoustic versions of four songs from his debut album “Namesake.” Listen to the full session at wtmd.org.

Recorded at Big Ego Studios in Long Beach, Calif., “Namesake” is an independent release funded through a Kickstarter campaign that reached its goal of $25,000 in 10 days. Harmon announced a stretch goal of $45,000 (it’s sitting at just over $31,000 as of Sept. 3) to release an EP with songs that didn’t make it on the record.

The TU music department welcomed Harmon back to campus on Tuesday morning with a standing ovation after he performed “Sweet June Nectar” and “Almost Heaven” during the Music Convocation at the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts.

Harmon hopes to release “Namesake” in February 2020. To promote the album, he will perform in a free concert at Bill’s Music in Catonsville on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

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Catch Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon’s session during the Baltimore Hit Parade Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. and again Sunday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. Listen online at wtmd.org.