A blog for Joe Henry fans

woensdag 22 juni 2016

Some quick notes

  • Yesterday was the ALOUD Event together with Rosanne Cash

  • And While they were togehter in LA, what else can you do, then record a song together ?
Een foto die is geplaatst door Rosanne Cash (@mrslev) op

This week part 1 of a interview with Joe is presented, next week part 2 will be there for us. I'll probably post a little more about it then. But for now, enjoy this one already.

vrijdag 17 juni 2016

Joe to produce Lizz Wright

The 'things to look forward' list is growing pretty fast...

In an article with Democrat & Chronicle American Jazz artist Lizz Wright announced that Joe will produce her next album.

“I realize Joe and I are at the far ends of the same road,” Wright says. “I work with rhythm, and what can you say without saying it. He is a craftsman with words.”

I personally find that a verry good reason to be looking forward to it. 2 Craftspeople blending their art. Wonderful.

Listen to Lizz Wright, doing Joe Henry's 'Stop'.

And being from Belgium, I'll give you a coöperation with Toots Thielemans.

Here is one more for the road.

maandag 13 juni 2016

Shine a light : 2 August showcases

Joe anounced 2  Showcases in august of the shine a light Tour. I guess we can interpret them as try-outs before the grand tour begins.

I have no view on ticketsale yet ! Neither can I find any other info on these events.
EDIT : Tickets on sale through the Shine a light website

1st on in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 15. I assume it is part of Edingburgh's Summerfestival.

2nd one in London,UK in St. Pancras Old Church on August 17. Looks like an interesting place to witness a concert.

Unless there are more St. Pancras old Churches in London, it is one of the  "oldest sites of Christian worship in England."

vrijdag 10 juni 2016

American Tunes out today

Today Allen Toussaints final record 'American Tunes' is out on Nonesuch Records.

"When Allen left the studio on the last day of recording, he was buoyant," Henry says. "He was so proud of the work. He made sure that I understood that. He said, 'I'm elated about what's happened.'" ' Parting gift'
In the article 'Parting gift' we learn how, looking back, a lot of these recordings almost didn't happen.

But the following article, is a must-read : music aficionado

I found it so moving to read... It is an interview with Joe about working and being with Allen. It ended with Joe's personal story of hearing the sad news of Allen's passing. I got really quiet after reading that....

Also make sure to check the Joe Henry Blog for more reviews and articles.
And definitely read Josh Hurst's review : Like the stories told of old.

Dear Mr Toussaint : Thank you for your music, You will be missed. 

Oh, and it's alright, it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest

American Tune, Paul Simon

woensdag 8 juni 2016

Toronto and Ottawa show added

On october 4, Joe Henry and Billy Bragg will be stopping in Toronto for their Shine a light tour.

Venue : Danforth Music Hall
Tickets on sale as of June 10.

Edit : and on october 5, they will be in Ottawa in the Bronson centre theater
Tickets also as of June 10. 

vrijdag 3 juni 2016

Shine a light tour ticket update

London Union Chapel (7/11) is Sold out.
For London Union Chapel (8/11) tickets : they ask to call the venue. (Which means, hurry up I think.)

Notthingham Playhouse (17/11) is selling their last tickets. (be quick if you're interested.)

For some other venues, I notice that specific ticket-categories are sold out also.

So don't wait too long !