Northeast tour with Eliza Gilkyson...May 2-11
Thursday, May 2 - Rosendale Cafe - Rosendale, NY w/ Jim Henry
Friday, May 3 - Ritz Theater - Newburgh, NY w/ Jim Henry
Saturday, May 4 - Roaring Brook - Canton, CT w/ Jim Henry
- Sunday, May 5 - Passim - Boston, MA w/ Jim Henry
Wednesday, May 8 - Iron Horse - Northampton, MA w/ Jim Henry
Friday, May 10 - One Longfellow Square - Portland, ME w/ Jim Henry
Saturday, May 11 - Common Fence - Portsmouth, RI w/ Jim Henry
Twice in One Week!!!
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 8:00 PM
with Surly Temple
The Deja Brew
57A Lockes Village Road
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 4:00 PM
with Surly Temple
Wildcat's Blues Jam at City Sports
525 Pleasant Street
we'll be Wildcat O'halloran's band plus we'll do our own little set
This just in...
I always feel better after I play with Meg. I bet you will too.
Nights at the Beekley Concert Series 10 Central Avenue, New Hartford, CT (United States) - Map Set: 7:00 PM All Ages Tickets: $25 http://www.nightsatthebeekley.com/Season-6-Artists.html
Recording and Touring...
Next, I'm heading in for a session with the lovely and talented Carrie Ferguson. I met Carrie when she called me a few years ago to play on her first CD. She's great song writer and singer and this will be a fun recording.
Coming up in May and beyond will be tours with Susan Werner and Eliza Gilkyson. I am a fan of both these performers and am honored they have each asked me to play on their respective tours. They both have new CD's coming out so as soon as I know the specifics I will pass them along.
This is the year I spend some time here at jimhenry.net and make it a better place. I have enlisted the help of my brainiac college boy, Jackson, who, over Christmas break, figured out how to get in here and manipulate the innards of this site. He has changed the phone numbers and will be changing photos and text as soon as I tell him what I want. So if you're reading this now check back soon and hopefully there will be more to explore. In the meantime, jump over to the "live" page to check out some of the shows this month. And by all means, if you come to a show, let me know if you heard about it on the website...
Tracy Grammer Show at the Shutesbury Athletic Club on 12/7/12
Opening the show will be my very own daughter, Ruby Henry along with her friend since before they could talk, India Meyer. This will be a tremendous show and we hope you will come out and support live music in the hill towns.
Info: Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the club, by check, paypal or credit card. Email me at email@example.com or call 413-253-0927 for info.
Visit us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/events/105616452932784/?fref=ts
Visit the Shutesbury Athletic Club online for directions: http://www.shutesburyac.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shutesbury-Athletic-Club/61237399799
ShutesburyAC.com for directions.
So that's all for now. More soon. Promise...
Summer Tour with MCC
In the meantime I'll be involved with some fun projects closer to home. February 27 I'll be with Doug Plavin and Guy Devito at the Deja Brew in Wendell, MA. A great local eatery and pub. We'll be playing from 7-9 ish.
March 14 and 16 I'll be play with fiddler Craig Eastman. More details on when and where when I have them.
March 18 and 19 I'll head over to Passim in Cambridge for 2 shows with Meg Hutchinson. She is a tremendous songwriter and singer and nice as the day is long. Speaking of nice, Richard Gates will be joining us on bass for both shows.
April 2 I'll be with the Boxcar Lillies at their Album release show in Greenfield, MA.
Also I'm working with Annie Patterson on her new CD. Some of you may know Annie as the editor of the fabulous songbook "Rise Up Singing". She has an incredible voice and I'm looking forward to being in the studio with her.
Jim heads out on the road with Mary Chapin Carpenter for 2010 tour
Here's the current itinerary for the summer. More will likely be added. Hope to see you out there. I'll be the one with the big smile...
Charlottesville, VA Paramount Theatre Sat Jun 19
Burlington, VT Flynn Theater Mon Jun 21
Morristown, NJ Community Theatre at Mayo Center Tue Jun 22
Albany, NY Empire Center At the Egg Thu Jun 24
Northampton, MA Calvin Theater Fri Jun 25
New York, NY The Concert Hall Sat Jun 26
Boston, MA Symphony Hall Sun Jun 27
Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre Wed Jun 30
Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent Thu Jul 01
Peekskill, NY Paramount Center Fri Jul 02
Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Casino Tue Jul 06
Apple Valley, MN Weesner Amphitheater Wed Jul 07
Chicago, IL Park West Thu Jul 08
Grand Rapids, MI Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park Fri Jul 09
Newark, OH Midland Theatre Sun Jul 11
Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center Fri Jul 16
Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater Sat Jul 17
Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center Sun Jul 18
Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre Wed Jul 21
Asheville, NC Biltmore Estate Thu Jul 22
Boulder, CO Chautauqua Auditorium Mon Jul 26
Denver, CO Denver Botanic Gardens Wed Jul 28
Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Performing Arts Center Thu Jul 29
Aspen, CO Belly Up Sat Jul 31
Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden Amphitheater Sun Aug 01
Seattle, WA Woodland Park Zoo Tue Aug 03
Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery Thu Aug 05
Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Fri Aug 06
Anaheim, CA The Grove Of Anaheim Sun Aug 08
Windsor, CT Summer Wind Performing Art Center Sat Aug 14
Vienna, VA Filene Center Thu Aug 19
Check out Jim on CBS with Mary Chapin Carpenter
check us out at http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6451455n
Lots O' Shows!!!
Just a quick note to let you know about some fun shows this week and next.
Alastair Moock presents
Pastures of Plenty with with guests Tracy Grammer, Jim Henry, Taylor Armerding, Margaret Glaspy and Paul Kochanski
Thursday 9/24 I'll be at Passim in Cambridge, MA with Pastures of Plenty. It's an in-the-round format and it is a great time, guaranteed. Show starts at 8:00. www.clubpassim.org for details.
Saturday 9/26 is a double-header. I'll be playing at "Celebrate Shutesbury" in, obviously, Shutesbury, MA. It's a great small town celebration with live music, games, belly-dancing and puppets. My son Jackson's band, The Shed, will also be performing. I go on at 11 (with Guy Devito and Doug Plavin lending skill and musical wizardry) and The Shed goes on at 1:30.
Later that night, at 8, Jackson and I head to the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA for a benefit concert for the PACE Center in Easthampton. Jackson, our buddy Guy Devito and I will be playing 2 Pete Seeger songs (the benefit is also tribute to Pete in honor of his 90th birthday). Come support a great cause and hear Jackson and I in our first big performance together!
Sunday 9/27 at 3:00 I'll be in Sandy Hook, CT with Tracy Grammer. It's been a long time since we've done a show so this will be fun, no doubt. Visit Tracy's web site for info, www.tracygrammer.com.
Saturday, October 3rd I'll be doing a split bill with Tracy at the Linden tree Coffeehouse in Wakefield, MA. The Linden tree is one of the first places I ever headlined a show. Liz Freeman and all the gang there have always been big supporters. Tracy and I were supposed to play there about 3 and half years ago but I had to cancel due to the death of my mother. It has taken this long to line up all the schedules so I am really looking forward to this. www.lindentreecoffeehouse.org
Finally, on October 10 I'll be doing a split night with Maria Sangiolo at The Vanilla Beane Cafe in Pomfret, CT. Maria and I have been doing shows together for over 15 years. She is such a talented singer and songwriter and the Beane has terrific food-sign me up.
Hope to see you at the shows!
As you might know I am not one for beating people over the head to come out to local shows I'm involved with. In fact, I think I'm notorious for mentioning my gigs after they've already occurred. However, I wanted to bring one show in particular to your attention because I really think this will be a one-of-a-kind, cool musical evening.
The show is called "Slide Sessions." It will feature Cliff Eberhardt, Brooks WIlliams, Abbie Gardner and yours truly. The idea (based on the Slide Sessions series that Abbie originated in NYC) is to bring slide guitar players from different backgrounds and styles together in the same room and see what they come up with. It's unscripted, spontaneous, often surprising and always fun.
I have played with everybody on the bill at some point over the past few years and can say that I am a fan of all of them. Cliff is one of the finest song writers in America as well a monster guitar player. Abbie plays wicked dobro and lapsteel and has been making quite a commotion across the country with her band, Red Molly. Brooks' national reputation as one of the best guitarist in acoustic music is hard-earned and well-deserved. Some of you may know that Brooks and I made an instrumental CD about ten years ago that still gets airplay on radio across the country. He and I have only done a handful of shows together since making "Ring Some Changes" so this promises to be a memorable musical evening.
When and where?
The Black Moon Lounge (www.myspace.com/blackmoonjazz), MABelchertown
Thursday, August 13 @ 8:00pm
Please make it out if you can. There is no cover charge at the Black Moon (though they will pass a hat). There are comfortable sofas if you get there early. Plus they have Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA on tap.
Hope to see you there...JH
Greenfield, Maine, Falcon Ridge and beyond
Busy month coming up. Taking time out from building a wood shed (winter's coming) and to play some fun and unique shows.
I'll be at the Green River Festival on 7/17 as part of the Signature Sounds night. I'll be playing with Tracy Grammer and maybe with some other folks as well. The next night will be at the fabulous Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownsfield, Maine. This is a fantastic venue and I'll be in the round with Peter Mulvey, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault and Tracy Grammer. A fun night of music. Next off to the Falcon Ridge Folk Fest in NY. 'Nuff said. Then on 8/13 a one-time only (unless it's really fun then we'll do it again!) "Slide Sessions" feature moi, Abbie Gardner (from Red Molly), Cliff Eberhardt and Brooks Williams. It's all about the slide-dobro, bottleneck, lapsteel, blues, bluegrass, and hawiian. Guaranteed good time.
So, check out the "live" page to find out details....
A quick note to let you know I survived the winter and am enjoying spring. I am doing lots of video lessons and recording, sending tracks back and forth, making excellent use of the internet. I'm also working on a new instrumental CD, playing some East Coast shows with Tracy Grammer, Maria Sangiolo, Blue Horizon and others. And hopefully the customized song business will be up and running shortly. I'll also be back at Falcon RIdge Folk Fest this year.
To find out more about the video lessons just drop me an email.
Check out a recent review of Jim and King of Hearts
Here's a really nice article from a cool blog. Thanks so much to "boyhowdy" and "cover lay down" for the kind workds...enjoy! http://coverlaydown.blogspot.com
Easing in to Fall
This is the first autumn in awhile that I'll be here in New England to watch the whole place change from green to brown. Of course, it's the part in between that is so magnificent. So, for those of you interested in lessons or recording now is a good chance to make that happen while I'm home and available. I recently finished playing and recording a track for a woman from the west coast. She sent me a rough version over the internet with some ideas and suggestions, I recorded a version and sent it back. She listened and wanted some changes which I made and sent her the final version as .wav files. The whole thing took 2 hours with no added studio or travel costs involved. Very cool! Check out the services page for more info of this process.
Take care, JH
King of Hearts has arrived!!
Jacksonville Digital Only...
Welcome to my new and improved web site! The old one was so outdated I used a rotary telephone to upload it to the server. But thanks to the computer savvy and finesse of Adam Sweeney, my site has entered the new millennium. So, enjoy. Thanks for coming by.
There's a lot of news to report from Shutesbury, MA. First, I am starting work on a new EP which I hope will be out in time for the Falcon Ridge folk Festival. It will follow the same format as One-Horse Town (also Tracy Grammer's Book of Sparrows and Verdant Mile) - just Tracy and me playing and singing our little hearts out here at my home studio. Likely songs will include Richard Thompson's "'52 Vincent", "28th of January" and a couple of my new songs. Stay tuned for more info as it develops.
Second is my return to teaching after a long hiatus. I have decided to back off from long distance touring (i.e. flying to gigs) for the foreseeable future. I taught for many years before I had kids and now that they older, and I have more time, I am excited to get back in the teaching saddle. Check out the Services page for info on that.
Speaking of services, the last bit of news is that I am publicizing many of the services that till now have been strictly word of mouth. I am excited to offer up my recording studio (humble as it is) to those interested in doing small projects. Also it's now possible for me to add tracks to other people's recordings by sending WAV files back and forth over the internet. Very cool. So, take a look at the Services page and see what might work for you.
Thanks again for stopping by. My hope is to update this site regularly, so in the immortal words of Jed Clampett, "Y' all come back now, y'hear?"