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A blog for Joe Henry fans


maandag 21 augustus 2017

Opening act for Milk Carton Kids concert

Joe will be the openingact for the first show of the new 'Milk Carton Kids' tour.



October 28, Franklin TN, Franklin Theatre.




For tickets and info visit the MCK website.

Joe's upcoming album 'Thrum' is anounced for somewhere in those months, so perhaps there's a chance you will be hearing some of these new songs...

Enjoy!

vrijdag 18 augustus 2017

dinsdag 8 augustus 2017

Lizz Wright's rendition of Barley

New single of Lizz Wright's upcoming album 'Grace'.

Barley
Produced by Joe Henry
Written by Allison Russell
Originally recorded by Birds of Chicago, (available on the album 'Real Midnight' which was also produced by Joe).

Need I say more....




As Wright herself writes, “‘We sing to remember home and to make ourselves at home in any place.’ These are the words of my dear friend Toshi Reagon. In ‘Barley,’ JT Nero and Allison Russell (from Birds of Chicago) churn a wise and faith-filled sentiment to build a place to rest assured of my sense of belonging and peace. I’m excited to see young writers using this old blues style of repetition in their work. Feels so good.” (Paste Magazine)

Grace will be released on September 15, 2017.
pre-order it today!

vrijdag 14 juli 2017

First single out from Grace.

Something we all are waiting for, is the release of Lizz Wright's upcoming album 'Grace', produced by Joe.

NPR has an interview with Lizz, and gives you a first single : Seems I'm never tired Lovin' you .

Make sure to check that out !

woensdag 12 juli 2017

Steep Canyon Rangers

Joe was involved in the recording of a new album by the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Een bericht gedeeld door Steep Canyon Rangers (@steepcanyonrangers) op



In a state that’s also produced Doc Watson, James Taylor and the Avett Brothers, there’s hardly a more well-rounded answer than the Steep Canyon Rangers. 
A bluegrass band at their core, the Steep Canyon Rangers effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. They’re as danceable as the most progressive, party-oriented string band, and equally comfortable translating their songs for accompaniment by a full symphony.(Stratton Lawrence)

Although Joe's role is not specified. I assume he acted as producer. (Correct me if I'm wrong here.)


donderdag 15 juni 2017

A 3 day Residency at Duke Performances

OK everyone,


Book your tickets direction Durham...



Joe is resident artist at Duke Perfromances from 30 November untill the 2nd of December. 

I'm pretty sure I will have to miss out on it. But I wish you all the most wonderful 3 days.


30 November :
A free public talk at the Nasher Museum of Art, called “Take Me to the River,” about the ephemeral, mystical nature of artistic predecessors.

1st of  December :
A talk about the alchemical process of making records, “Is It Rolling, Bob?,” at Durham’s Sound Pure Studios.

2nd of December :
A fifty-seventh birthday concert, playing every song from his new album, Thrum, as well as other tunes from his expansive songbook.

Go to their site for more info. 

By the way :
It is not the first time Joe is in Durham. In 2014,  he was there for a special program called 'Wild Edges' together with the Milk Carton Kids, and Over The Rhine.  For that one, I am still hoping that someday the recording of that evening will be released.

Thrum will be its name

1 of the things to choose when a child is born is its name. It is something people give a lot of thought about, because It'll (mostly) last a lifetime. As a parent, it is a first direction you give. How will people adress you?

Off course with musical albums, it is a bit different. The music is already recorded. But still, what title do you give the album, so that it sums up everything you want to share with it?

Joe's upcoming album has received a name. And is now known as 'Thrum'.

Today, we don't know the songs, and this title makes me even more curious about them.

For instance, Thrumming is a musical expression. You can thrum f.e. on the snares of your guitar, or with your fingers on the table, or thrum by speaking.  Making a repeating monotone sound, to give a simple explanation.

But thrum means also something completely different. A thrum is a loose end, and I think in today's society, we have a lot of loose ends.
But also on a personal level there are, I think,  for everyone loose ends. I'm sure about it for myself anyway.  I don't see it as a worrying thing, or something that holds me back. On the contrary, it are the things that define for me in which direction I need to evolve. It is the map I need to follow....

....Ah well, I'm just thinking about the word Thrum over here, I certainly will await its birth and see it grow.

Greetings,
Stefan.