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dinsdag 30 september 2014

JH on Trixie Whitley

I came across another spanish Interview from the 'Invisible Hour' Tour.
It was an interview for Radio Gladys Palmera.

It's dubbed in spannish, so many thanks to my friend Laura for helping me to translate.

The interview has a little background on how Joe came to Trixie Whitley for the Fleetwood mac tribute album called just tell me that you want me .

The song Trixie brings on this album is called  Before the Beginning. Joe produced it. He says she's incredible ! her father (Chris Whitley) was a good friend of his, they had worked together.
(Chris Whitley played on Joe's album fuse.)  

After her father died he never saw Trixie again. 

Then he was in New York, producing Marianne Faithfull for the fleetwood mac tribute album. He was in a taxi, going to Marianne's studiosession, and he wondered if Trixie would be around. He thought she would sound great singing with Marianne. He phoned her, and she wanted to do it. She sang beautifully together with Marianne Faithfull. 

The project coordinator loved it and suggested that Trixie should have her own song in the album too. It was the first time that he saw her again since she was nine.

Listen to the original Interview over here (excerpt from 33:20 to 34:20)

vrijdag 26 september 2014

Joe interviews Greg Leisz

God is in the details has the news that Joe will interview his long time collaborator Greg Leisz.

Visit David's blog for all the info.

Live news

Hey all,

I lived a bit on a rollercoaster last week. But it's so much fun. This morning I had some time to relax a bit with a fine cup of coffee, and see if there is some interesting JH news around.

And yes, there is. And some of it is regarding live performances. I'll group them here.

  • First of all

The official website announced 3 new 'Invisible Hour' tour dates.
January 18, 2015 : Minneapolis
January 19, 2015 : Chicago
January 20, 2015 : Louisville

  • Cincinnati Pops

As I posted before Joe will be joining John Morris Russell, Rosanne Cash, Over the Rhine, Don Flemons, Aoife O’Donovan and Comet Bluegrass All-Stars for an 'American Originals' concert. 

Shows will be on January 23,24 and 25. 

This has now been confirmed by Joe's official website.  
Get tickets on : http://cincinnatisymphony.org

  • Acoustic Cafe

Last week, while he was in Nashville, Joe was invited to record a few songs for radioshow Acoustic Cafe. This taping hosted not only Joe, but also Lee Ann Womack

from the tennessean 
The ever-prolific Henry played a few typically insightful and brooding tunes from his new Invisible Hour album, as well as fielding several questions from Reinhart concerning the recent release of the Henry-produced Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revised.

The show will be broadcasted later this fall. Acoustic Cafe airs in Nashville from 10 am-noon Sundays on WRLT-FM (100.1)

  •  Americana awards show available  soon

As of January 1th, NPR will be streaming the Americana awards where Joe, together with Emmylou Harris presented the award for duo of the year to the milk carton kids
Looking at a picture on the americana music association's website, Joe also performed in a (how to put it ?) an 'all star performance' maybe ?

also : PBS will broadcast an edited version of the show as an Austin City Limits specialACL Presents: Americana Music Festival in November, 2014

From an article on engine145.com I conclude that the 'all star' band played 'Get Rythm' by Johnny Cash. 
  • Lots of pictures of the City Winery show together with Rodney Crowell, Laura Cantrell, Grant-Lee Phillips & Robyn Hitchcock.

Photographer Amos Perrine has lots of pictures on his flickr page .

From Blurtonline 
.....The newly christened City Winery, opened mere days before, was the site for solo sets by Joe Henry and Robyn Hitchcock, both of whom held the crowd wowed and rapt throughout. The beauty of Henry’s intimate compositions was countered by Hitchcock’s off kilter psychedelia.....

zondag 14 september 2014

Australian tour 2014


Joe and Levon Henry, together with opening act Heath Cullen performed 5 shows in Australia.  

  • Sept 9
    The Basement, Sydney, AUS
  • Sept 10
    The Basement, Sydney, AUS
  • Sept 12
    Melbourne Recital Center: Melbourne, AUS
  • Sept 13
    Meeniyan Town Hall: Meeniyan, AUS
  • Sept 14
    Brisbane Festival: Brisbane, AUS
  • - See more at: http://joehenrylovesyoumadly.com/#sthash.4bdSYiGR.dpuf
    9th September 2014 : The Basement, Sydney NSW
    10th September 2014 : The Basement, Sydney NSW  
    12th September 2014 : Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne VIC
    13th September 2014 : Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan VIC
    14th September 2014 : Brisbane Festival, Spiegeltent, Brisbane QLD


    The Sydney Morning Herald
    Secrets? Henry's literal thrust can be deeply shrouded, even among the vivid images of blood-lusty angels and sliding bombardiers in a tune called Plainspeak.

    Clare's Blog
    ...and now, unexpected, this gift of grace – of happiness beyond contentment, this evening of beauty and humour and depth that reminds me of all the good things in life....

    No Depression 
    ....And Joe Henry? Warm and engaging, fiercely intelligent, a generous performer....


    In Meeniyan Town Hall, Joe played, together with opening act Heath Cullen ,Woody Guthrie's song Ramblin Around (source)
    There is a wonderful picture of that by Graeme Wilson


    September 12th : Melbourne (source)

    1. Sold
    2. After The War
    3. Odetta
    4. Invisible Hour
    5. Swayed
    6. Eyes Out For You
    7. Dirty Magazine
    8. Sparrow
    9. Monkey
    10. Our Song
    11. Lead Me On
    12. Believer
    13. Stop
    14. God Only Knows
    15. Kindness of the World
    16. (Encore) Slide
    17. (Encore 2) Parker's Mood

    P.S. if you witnessed 1 of these shows, feel free to contact me and tell your own story about your experience.

    maandag 8 september 2014

    JH Special on German radio

    Tune in tonight on kulturradio.de for a Joe Henry Special.

    Monday September 8 at 19:30h Central European time.