HENRY was called "one of America's best songwriters" by The New York Daily News. He is also a multi Grammy winning producer with credits that include Solomon Burke, Bettye LaVette, Mose Allison, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and many more. Reverie is a beautifully raw and raucous album created when HENRY and his fellow musicians convened in HENRY's basement studio for days of exploration.
JOE HENRY will be performing a special show in San Francisco on Tuesday, November 1 at the Great American Music Hall. HENRY will play his new album in its entirety - all 14 songs -with the core musicians with whom it was recorded.
"I have no ambition to recreate the album in performance, but rather will scheme to use it as a point of departure," HENRY explains. "I learned a lot about the songs by recording them, and hope that they will speak for themselves and at least as expansively in the blazing dark of the theatre. I am, after all, at their service; and tremendously excited to see what will happen when my brothers and I put match to their cracked and dry tinder."
Critical Acclaim For Joe Henry's Reverie:
"Henry follows up the excellent "Blood from Stars"--a 2009 record that drew comparisons to the work of Tom Waits--with the equally excellent "Reverie," an acoustic-based collection of songs that build on a blues and folk foundation but range as far and wide as any album this year. - New Yorker
"In Reverie, Joe Henry and his group have created a raw, raucous and messy masterpiece." - American Songwriter
"Henry's really upped the ante here. Reverie is a mesmeric, all-acoustic invocation of it's title, creaky old acoustic guitars, yellowed piano ivory and the rattle and thump of bandaged-sounding drums conjuring a late-night jam at the junk shop." - Mojo