Sign up for our mailing list Real artists creating records on their own terms
Close

Sign up for our mailing list

Press

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

Joe Henry's artist page

Browse by Artist

1876All Artists 61Mavis Staples 56Dr. Dog 55The Milk Carton Kids 51Sean Rowe 50Tinariwen 49Neko Case 46Son Little
43Lost In The Trees 37Saintseneca 34Glen Hansard 33Michael Franti and Spe... 33Galactic 31Jolie Holland 28Andy Shauf 28Doe Paoro 28William Elliott Whitmo... 27Man Man 25Bettye LaVette 24Calexico 23Jason Lytle 23Christopher Paul Stell... 22Tom Waits 22Sage Francis 22Gary V 22Booker T. Jones 22Xenia Rubinos 22Delicate Steve 21Islands 20Daniel Lanois 20DeVotchKa 20The Antlers 20The Drums 19The Dream Syndicate 18Girlpool 18So Much Light 18Joe Henry 18Wilco 17Grinderman 17Cass McCombs 17Tim Fite 16Jade Jackson 16Peter Silberman 16Porter Wagoner 16Yves Jarvis 15Lido Pimienta 15Yann Tiersen 14John K. Samson 14Japandroids 13Rain Machine 13Busdriver 13Jeremy Ivey 13The Coup 12Deafheaven 12Ben Harper 12The Melodic 12M. Ward 12Richard Reed Parry 11Keaton Henson 11Beth Orton 11Kelly Hogan 11Ryan Pollie 10Roky Erickson 10Hey, King! 10Rafiq Bhatia 10Dead Man's Bones 10Ben Harper and Charlie... 10Bob Mould 10Os Mutantes 10Beat Connection 10Xavier Rudd 9Marketa Irglova 9The Locust 9Mose Allison 9Cameron Avery 9Kate Bush 9Half Waif 9Darrin Bradbury 8A Girl Called Eddy 8Greg Graffin 8Purr 8Deradoorian 8The Frames 8Boy Scouts 8Wynonna 7Combo Chimbita 7Fleet Foxes 7Glitterer 7Alec Ounsworth 7Foxwarren 7Solillaquists of Sound 7Josiah Johnson 7The Field 6Christian Lee Hutson 6Ramblin Jack Elliott 6Kronos Quartet with Br... 6Broken Twin 6Pops Staples 6The Good Ones 6N.A.S.A. 5Marc Ribot 5Mothers 5Cadence Weapon 5Tweedy 5The Weakerthans 5The Swell Season 5Walter Wolfman Washing... 4Petra Haden 4Danny Elfman 4case/lang/veirs 4Arc Iris 4Eddie Izzard 4Antibalas 4One Day As A Lion 4Curtis Harding 4Muggs 3Alfa Mist 3Simian Mobile Disco 3Marianne Faithfull 3Sierra Leones Refugee... 3The Book Of Knots 3Danny Cohen 3Madi Diaz 2Various Artists: RANGO 2Title Fight 2Jeff Tweedy 2Screaming Lights (Euro... 2Savath & Savalas 2Spoon (Europe only) 2Billy Bragg 2Blackalicious 2Lyrics Born 2Chuck E. Weiss 1Various Artists: ROGUE... 1Nick Cave & The Bad Se... 1Rogue's Gallery
See Full List+