Tuesday, June 24
Beloved singer/songwriter and Grammy winning producer JOE HENRY has confirmed the June 3rd release of his thirteenth album Invisible Hour, his first since 2011's acclaimed Reverie. Produced by Henry and to be released on his own Work Song label, the album features numerous guests including The Milk Carton Kids as well as Lisa Hannigan, who co-wrote the title track along with Henry and best-selling novelist Colum McCann.
The album follows a busy period for Henry who produced songs for Bonnie Raitt's Grammy-winning 2012 album Slipstream (including covers of two of his own), and produced Billy Bragg's acclaimed 2013 album Tooth & Nail. Henry also produced albums for Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr, Natalie Duncan, Hugh Laurie and Over the Rhine. In 2013 Henry released Furious Cool, his much-praised book about Richard Pryor's life and work, co-written with his brother, David Henry.
Nearly a decade after folk-rock duo SARAH LEE GUTHRIE AND JOHNNY IRION put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair feel like they’ve finally hit their stride on Wassaic Way, a collection of 11 new songs to be released August 6th on Rte 8 Records.
Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone at the Loft in Chicago, Wassaic Way finds Guthrie and Irion pushing further beyond the folky sound they established on 2005’s Exploration, their first studio LP. After Irion’s solo album Ex Tempore in 2007, the live album Folksong in 2009 and the children’s collection Go Waggaloo in 2009, the pair began expanding their sonic horizons on 2011’s Bright Examples, an album that drew praise from American Songwriter magazine for its “lush, dreamy sound.”
Come enjoy Joe Henry and Sarah & Johnny for one amazing night, at The Birchmere!ticketmaster.com.