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Joe Henry On NPR Today
Monday, October 24th, 2011

Joe Henry On NPR Today

Celebrated musician/producer JOE HENRY will appear on the NPR show All Things Considered today to discuss his enthralling new album Reverie with host Melissa Block. The show is broadcast on NPR affiliates throughout the country. To find your nearest station or stream the show, just go to: http://www.npr.org/programs/all-things-considered/

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

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