New music, shaped by a life-threatening illness
In a career spanning more than 25 years, Joe Henry has left an indelible and unique imprint on American popular music. As a songwriter and artist, Joe is celebrated for his exploration of the human experience. A hyper-literate storyteller, by turns dark, devastating, and hopeful, he draws an author's eye for the overlooked detail across a broad swath of American musical styles—rock, jazz and blues—rendering genre modifiers useless. A three-time-Grammy-winning producer, Joe has made records for Bonnie Raitt, Hugh Laurie, Lisa Hannigan, Elvis Costello, and Solomon Burke among many others. In 2016, Joe teamed up with Billy Bragg on the collaborative album Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad. The pair were subsequently nominated as Duo/Group of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Joe comes to Michigan with a new album, "The Gospel According to Water," mostly written after the songwriter's recent bout with stage 4 cancer (he's now in remission).