Life in Music inspired by Joe Henry

zondag 23 februari 2020

A new co-producing project

Startribune wrote a review of Joe's show in Minneapolis. Those who've read it, couldn't miss the following :

Henry shared another reaffirming recent moment in his life: co-producing a gospel album in Nashville for Jerry Lee Lewis, whom he described as “frail, quickly fading and only half-way in this world” but still able to give voice to powerful music.

Rolling Stone has some more info on it. From them we learn, that it is produced, also, with T-Bone Burnett.

picture from rollingstone magazine

 Late last month, the 84-year-old Lewis booked a recording session — his first in more than five years — to see if he could still make music. The idea was to begin a long-planned album of gospel classics that he’d known since his childhood in Ferriday, Louisiana — songs he knew before he helped kick-start rock & roll with hits like “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.” Before the session, Lewis told his team and producer T-Bone Burnett that he didn’t want a piano in the room at all: his right hand wasn’t working, and he just wanted to sing. But they kept one in the room just in case. When Lewis sat on its stool, he couldn’t help but lift his right hand onto the keys. To his own surprise, his fingers started moving.

To be continued of course. 

 Edit February 24 : 
Joe has confirmed this info.


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