Like his friends and collaborators Daniel Lanois and T-Bone Burnett, Grammy winner Joe Henry is a formidable double threat: a singer-songwriter who draws from a deep well of rich and varied music and a producer who’s worked with some of music’s most respected names. And, speaking of respected names, on December 9 Henry will perform at the home of the one-time home of one of the greatest: Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, as part of the late Band drummer’s ongoing Midnight Ramble series.
Raised in Detroit, Henry established himself as a recording artist in the 1980s and ’90s via such albums as Shuffletown, Short Man’s Room, and Trampoline, which exemplify his organic, alchemical, and quiet blend of country, soul, blues, folk, and jazz. As a producer, he’s helped craft albums by Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco, Joan Baez, and others.
Here’s a track from Henry’s 14th and newest album, Thrum:
Joe Henry will perform at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York, on December 9 at 7:30pm. Standing room tickets are $20. For more information, call (845) 679-2744 or visit https://www.levonhelm.com/.