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dinsdag 1 april 2014

Reviews : lead me on & Paul Simon tribute

Lead me on

 Something else  reviews :

"That’s the beauty of his music, the grace of it, and the lasting wonder. Things like “Lead Me On,” so unadorned and yet some complex, aren’t for everyone. Sometimes, you’re not even sure if they are for you, they come across as so personal, so very real. Unravelling their mysteries becomes its own reward. "

"Henry sings, even as Lisa Hannigan shades him beautifully, with a bracing confidentiality, a conversational tone that hints at the process behind Invisible Hour. Despite this being the first project under his own name in something like three years, Henry actually recorded the new album in a little more than three days at his home studio in South Pasadena. If that sounds like it happened in a rush of inspiration, of emotion and meaning, then “Lead Me On” confirms it."

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Paul Simon tribute 31 March 2014

The wall street journal


" Joe Henry, accompanied by a guitarist and clarinettist, took advantage of Carnegie Hall’s acoustics with a rough but pleasing version of "The Boxer."

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The New York Times

"......Madeleine Peyroux gave “American Tune,” which in 1973 was already worried about the end of American ideals, a wistful hint of the blues, while Joe Henry made “The Boxer” sound even more haggard."

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The hollywood reporter

"Joe Henry, performing as part of a trio that included a clarinetist, delivered a stark version of “The Boxer” that felt reminiscent of Woody Guthrie."

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Rolling Stone music : 

"The first part of the evening featured an array of Simon & Garfunkel standards, with Judy Collins, Joe Henry and Joy Williams all performing reserved, reverent renditions of the duo’s most iconic material." 

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Set list:
John Doe, "Mrs. Robinson"*
Judy Collins, "Bridge Over Troubled Water"*
Megan Doyle & Snow Guilfoyle, "Scarborough Fair"
Joe Henry, "The Boxer"
Joy Williams, "Sounds of Silence"
Madeleine Peyroux & Jon Herington, "American Tune"
L.P., "Slip Slidin’ Away"
Josh Ritter, "Duncan"*
Allen Toussaint, "Take Me to the Mardi Gras"*
Bob Mould, "Fakin’ It"*
Bob Forrest & Gibby Haynes, "Motorcycle"
Isobel Campbell & Andy Cabic, "Born at the Right Time"*
Brett Dennen, "Something So Right"*
Ben Sollee, "Wartime Prayers"
Dan Wilson, "The Only Living Boy in New York"*
Tunde Adebimpe, "Think Too Much"*
Sam Moore, "Loves Me Like a Rock"*
Bettye LaVette, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"*
Richard Marx, "Still Crazy After All These Years"*
Ann & Nancy Wilson, "Old Friends"
Mike Gordon, "Late in the Evening"*
Angélique Kidjo, "You Can Call Me Al"*
Everyone, "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)"*
  *with Antibalas

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