JOE HENRY (US) + HEATH CULLEN Tickets
7:30pm, Wed 10 September, 2014
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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Joe Henry, highly esteemed and critically acclaimed songwriter, four-time Grammy winning producer is soon to release his 13th album. In a career spanning more than two decades, Henry as a songwriter, artist and producer has left a unique imprint on American popular music. Beautifully treacherous: Joe Henry Songwriter and producer extraordinaire to return to Australia in the spring.
"Mr. Henry's embattled growl, with its Southern soul inflections, is a potent instrument that puts a personal stamp on lyrics that follow the elliptical style of Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. His ominous urban and suburban tableaus also have more than a little Tom Waits in them (with their) woozy carnival atmosphere." New York Times live review
"Henry's rough croon is a rich, warm sound that instantly draws you into its sonic world. You won't want to leave." Entertainment Weekly
"Henry emotes with astonishing conviction" Paste Magazine
Joe Henry, highly esteemed and critically acclaimed songwriter, four-time Grammy winning producer is soon to release his 13th album. "I went into the making of this whole record with an ethos driven by emotional clarity," Henry says of Invisible Hour, by far his most personal work to-date. His departure here makes this a stand-out in his catalogue, and surely a record he hasn't made before. "I wanted it to sound as if I were face to face with anybody listening to it."
Invisible Hourto be released in Australia in Junewas recorded at Henry's own Pasadena Studio The Garfield House with musicians: Greg Leisz, John Smith, Jay Bellerose, Jennifer Condos, David Piltch, and Levon Henry. The album features guest apperances by The Milk Carton Kids and Lisa Hannigan-the latter co-wrote the title track along with Henry and novelist Colum McCann. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer (and regular Henry co-conspirator Ryan Freeland.
"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 world apart." NPR
Described in the San Francisco Weekly as a "literate purveyor of a kind of folk-imbued, smokily jazzified, contemporary "adult music" that in a far better world would reside at the top of the pop charts."
In a career spanning more than two decades, Henry as a songwriter, artist and producer has left a unique imprint on American popular music. On his own albums, Henry has collaborated with many remarkable American artists, including Don Cherry, T Bone Burnett, Victoria Williams, The Jayhawks' Gary Louris and Marc Perlman, guitarists Page Hamilton, Bill Frisell and Marc Ribot, Daniel Lanois, Jakob Dylan, and even Ornette Coleman in a rare appearance for the jazz icon.
Allmusic's Thom Jurek, wrote that Henry "has moved into a space that only he and Tom Waits inhabit in that they are songwriters who have created deep archetypalcharacters that are composites-metaphorical, allegorical, and 'real'-of the world around them and have created new sonic universes for them to both explore and express themselves in."
As an album producer, Henry's influence has shaped the sound of iconoclastic artists including Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco, Bettye LaVette, and Aimee Mann. In 2003, he earned a Grammy Award for his production role on Solomon Burke's astonishing comeback record Don't Give Up On Me, and r worked alongside his hero and good friend Loudon Wainwright III to create the score for the hit film Knocked Up, material which later became Wainwright's full-length Strange Weirdos.
With support from Heath Cullen
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
A RESERVE Dinner & Show + Beverage Package also includes a selection of Premium Red & White Wine + Local and Imported Beers and is available by exclusive table service to A Reserve Ticket Holders from Doors to Show Time (usually 1930 - 2230). *RSA and conditions apply
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR) OPENING TIMES
DINNER: Tues - Sat (6pm - Late)
NOTE: Restaurant Hours are subject to venue/function bookings.
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separtately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people. Tables for each section are first in, best dressed.