JACK HENDERSON releases new album to great acclaim.
Scotland based singer/songwriter Jack Henderson has released his impressive new album This Daring Light. This groundbreaking album unites this rising star with a sharp, sophisticated New York production that belts out a cool new take on Americana music.
Nick Dalton of Maverick Magazine wrote,Jack Henderson is a singer and a songwriter for a new generation. He reinvents the genre on THIS DARING LIGHT.
Produced by renowned bass player Tony Shanahan (best known for his work with Patti Smith and Iggy Pop) the album also features a who's who of ground-breaking American music including; guitarist Marc Ribot (Lounge Lizards, Robert Plant and Elvis Costello), Bob Dylan's bass player Tony Garnier, Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams) and David Mansfield (Bob Dylan)
Henderson honed his skills as a young singer songwriter fronting veteran bands whose experiences included Eric Clapton and Marianne Faithful. His songwriting eventually took him to America where he recorded extensively with Americana band Over The Rhine, cult Canadian outfit Cowboy Junkies and shared stages with the likes of Buddy Miller, Sarah Mclachlan, Ron Sexsmith and Natalie Merchant.
Clash Magazine wrote; There's an ageless quality to Jack's songwriting, reminiscent of Leonard Cohen's wittier moments, or even early Tom Waits in his barfly-poet persona.Â
This Daring Light is available on itunes now. Check out Jack's Official Website : http://www.jackhenderson.co.uk/ Official Jack Henderson facebook page : www.facebook.com/jackhendersonofficial
NOTE TO EDITORS Jack's biography
Henderson honed his skills as a young singer songwriter fronting veteran bands whose experiences included Eric Clapton and Marianne Faithful. His songwriting eventually took him to America where, as well as producing projects for other singer- songwriters, he recorded his debut solo album, Cheap Tattoo.
Henderson describes This Daring Light as an album that allowed a wider exploration of who I am as a songwriter. I've always found the concept of Americana too restrictive and Tony, with his pop sensibilities, was the perfect guy to help bring some of the wider histories that inform the songs out into the light. I think we produced something that transcends place and time.
During his years in the States Henderson toured and recorded extensively with Americana band Over The Rhine, cult Canadian outfit Cowboy Junkies and shared stages with the likes of Buddy Miller, Sarah Mclachlan, Ron Sexsmith and Natalie Merchant. He now lives in Scotland and has recently been found in the company of fellow songwriters, Tom Robinson, Ed Harcourt and Joan as Policewoman, with whom he recently recorded a single.
Henderson's latest studio album, This Daring Light, was recorded in New York with Patti Smith's producer and bass player, Tony Shanahan. The album includes contributions from Marc Ribot, (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow).
However, as Jack is
keen to point out, 'The most important thing remains the song. That's what has to
stand up. If it doesn't everything else is a waste of time'.