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Joe Henry is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ...


Henry's first few albums were country or alt-country affairs, and earned mostly positive reviews. Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ... Alternative country can refer to several ideas. ...


1996's Trampoline saw Henry stretching out a bit, employing metal guitarist Page Hamilton and sounding less like country or folk music. One review noted the album's "idiosyncratic broadmindedness." [1] 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... It has been suggested that metal music be merged into this article or section. ... A guitar is a stringed musical instrument. ... Page Hamilton (born May 18, 1960 in Portland, Oregon) is a singer and guitarist. ... It has been suggested that Folkies be merged into this article or section. ...


Fuse (1999) continued Henry's experimentalism with its trip hop shadings. One review of the album states that Fuse has "real weight, emotion and beauty that is both unmistakable and unforgettable." [2] Fuse is an album by Joe Henry released on March 9, 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... Trip hop (also known as the Bristol sound) is a term coined by United Kingdom dance magazine Mixmag, to describe a musical trend in the mid-1990s; trip hop is downtempo electronic music that grew out of Englands hip hop and house scenes. ...


Scar, released in 2001, was seen as a breakthrough: Henry's evocative songs had only traces of his early career's country sound, and the band on the record consisted mainly of jazz musicians (Marc Ribot, Brian Blade, Brad Mehldau among others), including an appearance by saxophonist Ornette Coleman — in a very rare cameo — who steals the show on "Richard Pryor Addresses A Tearful Nation." Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... Marc Ribot (born 1954) is an American guitarist, composer and occasional singer from Newark, New Jersey. ... Brian Blade (born 1970) is an American jazz drummer and composer. ... Brad Mehldau (born August 23, 1970) is an American jazz pianist. ... A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. ... Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman (born March 19, 1930) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Richard Pryor Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. ...


Scar earned very positive reviews, including one by Thom Jurek, who wrote that Henry "has moved into a space that only he and Tom Waits inhabit in that they are songwriters who have created deep archetypal characters 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. Scar is a triumph not only for Henry — who has set a new watermark for himself — but for American popular music, which so desperately needed something else to make it sing again." [3] Tom Waits Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949 in Pomona, California) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... Archetype is defined as an original model of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are merely derivative, copied, patterned, or emulated. ... In language, a metaphor (from the Greek: metapherin) is a rhetorical trope defined as a direct comparison between two seemingly unrelated subjects. ... An allegory (from Greek αλλος, allos, other, and αγορευειν, agoreuein, to speak in public) is a figurative mode of representation conveying a meaning other than and in addition to the literal. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ...


2003's self-produced Tiny Voices was another masterstroke, inspiring more praise from reviewers, including the typically verbose Jurek, who who wrote the album was "the sound of Hemingway contemplating the Cuban Revolution with William Gaddis, the sound of Buddy DeFranco and Jimmy Giuffre trying to talk to Miles Davis about electric guitars in an abandoned yet fully furnished Tiki bar in Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles." [4] 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ernest Hemingway, 1950 Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist and short story writer whose works, drawn from his wide range of experiences in World War I, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II, are characterized by terse minimalism and understatement; they exerted... William Gaddis (December 29, 1922 - December 16, 1998) was an American novelist. ... Buddy DeFranco (born 1923) is a jazz clarinet player. ... James Peter Giuffre (born in Dallas, Texas, 1921) is an American jazz saxophone and clarinet player. ... Davis 1959 album Kind of Blue, likely the best-selling jazz album ever. ... An electric guitar is a type of guitar with a solid or semi-solid body that utilizes electronic pickups to convert the vibration of the steel-cored strings into electrical voltage. ... Raymond Chandler Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American author of crime stories and novels. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ...


Henry produced Solomon Burke's 2002 Don't Give Up On Me, which won Best Contemporary Blues Album at the 2003 Grammy Awards, as well as Ani DiFranco's 2005 album Knuckle Down and Aimee Mann's '70s concept album The Forgotten Arm, slated for release in March 2005. Solomon Burke preforming at Radio City Music Hall Solomon Burke (born March 21, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a soul and country music pioneer and member of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dont Give Up On Me is an album featuring Solomon Burke, released 2002 on Fat Possum. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album has been awarded since 1988. ... The 45th Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003. ... Ani DiFranco Ani DiFranco (IPA: É‘-ni) (born Angela Marie Difranco on September 23, 1970) is a progressive singer, guitarist, and songwriter. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Knuckle Down is a 2005 album by Ani DiFranco. ... Aimee Mann Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American rock guitarist, bass player, singer, and songwriter. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Sgt. ... The Forgotten Arm is a album by singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

Henry has been married to Melanie Ciccone — Madonna's sister — since at least 1985. [5] Henry's wife talked him into letting her send Madonna a demo of his song "Stop", which was reworked and recorded as "Don't Tell Me" (from Madonna's 2000 album Music). Henry's own tango-tinged version of the song appeared on Scar. Henry and his sister-in-law both recorded a duet "Guilty By Assocation" on the charity album "Sweet Relief II" and collaborated on the song "Jump" on Madonna's latest album Confessions on a Dance Floor. Madonna Ciccone Ritchie, (born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone on August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan) is a famous American pop singer, pop icon, composer, dancer, actress, producer, author and fashion icon. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Tango music is traditionally played by an orquesta típica, which often includes violin, piano, guitar, flute, and especially bandoneon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Discography

  • Talk of Heaven (1986)
  • Murder of Crows (1989)
  • Shuffletown (1990)
  • Short Man's Room (1992)
  • Kindness of the World (1993)
  • Fireman's Wedding EP (1994)
  • Trampoline (1996)
  • Fuse (1999)
  • Scar (2001)
  • Tiny Voices (2003)

Fuse is an album by Joe Henry released on March 9, 1999 (see 1999 in music). ...

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Joe Henry is best known for his two country-influenced albums, 1992's Short Man's Room and 1993's Kindness of the World, both of which feature members of the country-rock band the Jayhawks, but his musical direction has actually changed several times over the course of his recording career, reflecting his restless, adven...
Joe Henry is best known for his two country-influenced albums, 1992's Short Man's Room and 1993's Kindness of the World, both of which feature members of the country-rock band the Jayhawks, but his musical direction has actually changed several times over the course of his recording career, reflecting his restless, adventurous spirit.
Henry's lyrics are a central focus of his songwriting, but even though he often writes in the first person, his songs are not "personal" in the manner of musicians who are often called singer/songwriters (a genre he doesn't like to be associated with).
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Joe Henry is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer.
Henry's first few albums were country or alt-country affairs, and earned mostly positive reviews.
Henry and his sister-in-law both recorded a duet "Guilty By Assocation" on the charity album "Sweet Relief II" and collaborated on the song "Jump" on Madonna's latest album Confessions on a Dance Floor.
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