Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer Joe Henry performs ‘Invisible Hour’ live & acoustic.
For over 24 years, Joe Henry has left a unique imprint on American music. His poetic songs incorporate a broad swathe of American musical styles – rock, jazz, soul, folk-imbued blues and alt-country stylings.
With his growling, soul-inflected vocals and tales of a shrewdly observed America, Henry is often likened to Tom Waits. A songwriter with a deeply reflective point of view, the warring forces of romance and chaos in his songs give his live shows an unforgettable emotional impact.
“The sound of a Joe Henry record is unmistakable, whether it’s one of his own or one he’s produced. There’s richness to the instruments, as well as depth and warmth that help set his work apart” writes NPR.
In this Australian tour Joe will be launching his thirteenth studio album Invisible Hour and will be performing new acoustic songs alongside rarely performed older material.
Henry has produced a Grammy Award-winning album for Solomon Burke, as well as producing for Teddy Thompson, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg, Bonnie Raitt, Allen Toussaint, Loudon Wainwright III and Solomon Burke. He has collaborated with the likes of T Bone Burnett, Daniel Lanois, Madonna and jazz icon Ornette Coleman.
Joe Henry will be supported by Heath Cullen – click here to learn more about Heath’s music.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, in association with Gaynor Crawford Presents.
Please note there will be a free performance of the Federation Handbells by Steve Falk prior to this performance in the Melbourne Recital Centre foyer 7 – 7.20pm. Click here for more information.
Friday 12 September 7:30pm
A reserve $65 ($60 concession)
B reserve $55 ($50 concession)
19:30 – 20:00 Support act: Heath Cullen
20:00 – 20:20 Interval
20:20 – 21:50 Joe Henry
Times are approximate and subject to change.
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