Joel Henderson CD Release show & Video Taping at The Monastery Studio on Sunday, April 22nd


Louisville-based singer songwriter JOEL HENDERSON will celebrate the release of his new CD, Locked Doors & Pretty Fences, at Ric Hordinski’s Monastery Studio on Sunday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM.  This is an all-ages show.   Cover charge is $5.00.

The studio is located at 2601 Stanton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206.  More info:

The show will be recorded and filmed by multiple cameras for possible release on DVD and/or CD at a later time!

His band includes a stellar line-up of musicians, including:  Ric Hordinski (Over The Rhine) on guitar, Byron House (Band of Joy) on bass guitar,Jason Wilber (John Prine) on guitars, Devon Ashley (Lemonheads) on drums, Heidi Gluck (Juliana Hatfield) on vocals, bass and piano; and Dan Dorff (Daniel Martin Moore, Jim James) on drums.

Fans of pretty, Americana-laced pop, such as Ryan Adams, John Mellencamp, Bill Mallonee, Brett Dennen, and Shawn Mullins will enjoy Henderson’snew CD set to be released on April 10, 2012.

Wonderful production 11 original tracks were produced, recorded and mixed in Indy by Paul Mahern (Afghan Whigs, Iggy Pop, Lisa Germano) best known for work with John Mellencamp and The Fray.   Guest players include Ric Hordinski (Over The Rhine) on guitar; Byron House (Band of Joy) on bass guitar;  Jason Wilber (John Prine) on guitars;  Devon Ashley (Lemonheads, Over The Rhine) on drums; Heidi Gluck (Juliana Hatfield, Some Girls) on vocals, bass, piano; and many more!


Here is a an review that ran early in Baby Sue Fanzine!

“Henderson’s songs have a genuine sound…none of that computer generated junk here. Using mainly classic pop instruments Joel and crew present eleven classy tracks.  Joel’s got a great voice and a wonderful knack for coming up with credible melodies. And the lyrics are top notch throughout. Nothing but keepers here but our own particular favorites include ‘Growing Up (Is Hard To Do),’ ‘Curves,’ ‘Are We Running,’ and ‘Beyond the Fence.’”

Another great review in Skope Magazine!

” Joel Henderson’s latest release, Locked Doors and Pretty Fences is as refreshing as a warm spring day. His voice is captivating and has the power to smooth out any rough edges life can sometimes inflict. It is a journey through dreamy passages that leave you awestruck from its beauty. This CD is the perfect music to play after a long hard day at work. The melodic guitars arouse profound emotions that catch you off guard and start your blood pumping. Now your intensely listening and falling under his hypnotic spell as the words spill from his mouth like a waterfall. From the very first track, ‘Growing Up is Hard to Do’, he paints graceful pictures of indignation with angelic harmonies floating in the air that is icing on the cake. This is what I call music with a brain. His lyrics are well thought out and serve as your guide through his intelligent lessons of living. He has a knack for using universal portrayals of everyday perceptions and making them feel brand new; and the subtle use of piano creates a soft welcoming feeling. This collection of songs is a photo album of sensations that tickle your ears ever so gently. I could go on all day with descriptive analogies. This music provokes imagery and feelings I almost forgot existed. It was a nice wake up call to stop and smell the roses. What better music to be playing in the back ground than, Joel Henderson’s, Locked Doors and Pretty Fences.”

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