Life in Music inspired by Joe Henry

zondag 25 januari 2015

American Originals performance

This weekend were the American Originals shows in Cincinnati.

Of everything I can find, it had to be a fantastic weekend, and a great show. Read the reviews for an entire idea of the evening, and the wonderful input of all the different artists. It will not surprise you that I'm going to keep info focused on Joe, but all the musicians deserve your attention, and most of them are no strangers to Joe when it comes to productional work.

Joe Performed 2 solo songs : Oh! Susanna and Aura Lee. (which he also contributed for the 'Divided and United' project.)

He also sang along with all the artists in the last song Camptown Races.


Outgoing Signals
.....one of the best songs of the night.  Yes, Joe Henry finally returned for his second song, a cover of George Poulton’s “Aura Lee”.....

cincinnati Enquirer
Henry came out to Foster's "O Susannah!" which was penned in Cincinnati, the first of 200 songs to come. The singer's original delivery included swooping into the notes and adding twang to his words. Later, he crooned "Aura Lee" after noting that Elvis had used the tune for "Love Me Tender."

music in cincinnati
The encore, which had to be repeated when the audience demanded even more, was Foster’s “Camptown Races,” which brought together the entire company, including Russell on spoons. Principal trumpeter Matthew Ernst delivered a blazing solo here, and the audience could not help but clap along at the end.


Lots of pictures to be found on Cincinnati Pop's facebook.

They even have a rehearsal clip.

Cincygroove has a lot of pictures on their site.

I personally loved this one made by Over the Rhine :
Don't forget to read their wonderful words.

Feel free to share your own experiences of 1 of those evenings.

These concerts were recorded for a live album. I'll keep you informed on that one off course.

Update January 28

Bassplayer Artie Werner also performed on this event, and shared his story on Bluegrass today.

Congratulations to John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops organization for creating this fantastic event. The banjo truly does sound great with an orchestra.
We also remember that the album release is planned for next fall.


2 opmerkingen:

  1. Thank you for including a link to my write-up in your post. Also, thanks for mentioning that Joe Henry has already recorded and released his own version of "Aura Lee". I somehow missed that and will have to track it down.

    1. No problem, Thank you for sharing your experience.