Joe Henry is a three-time Grammy winner whose career has spanned more than 30 years, and traditionally explores the human experience through storytelling. Henry has announced his sixteenth solo album, All The Eye Can See, coming up on January 27th, 2023 from earMUSIC. The title track has also been released alongside a lyric video.
As for the songs themselves, I hear them in part as springing out of our shared and traumatic experiences of the recent past, sure, as well as our present-day responses to them; but if I am honest, I know that I have never allowed myself to write and release songs as personal as these now feel to me.
On All The Eye Can See Henry is joined by more than 20 musicians, among them his long-time musical companions and friends, including his son Levon Henry on saxophone and clarinet, David Piltch on bass, Patrick Warren on piano and keys, and John Smith on acoustic guitar. The 12 new songs on the album are framed by an instrumental prelude and prologue.