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A blog for Joe Henry fans


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.