Live Video: Joe Henry

photos by Charina Pitzel (view set)

“If you’re meaning to seduce anybody, you don’t announce your intention”, Joe Henry joked when introducing his new song “Swayed”, but nevertheless, the LA-based singer-songwriter hooked us by the heart during a recent in-studio. Undoubtedly, it’s his warmth, openness and charm that has made him so successful, not only as a musician himself but as a multi-Grammy-winning producer who’s worked with a long roster of A-list artists including Solomon Burke, Madonna, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann, Glen Hansard and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. When he stopped by KEXP earlier this month, Joe Henry wasn’t even “out on the campaign trail” for a new album -- though he does have one recorded and awaiting release, tentatively named Invisible Hour, and from which he performed a pair of songs -- so we were extremely fortunate that he “felt compelled to play” and share this incredible and intimate session:

Full Performance:

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