Some very good news for the fans just got in from Anti Records announcing a super summer team made of Joe Henry and Lisa Hannigan. The temporary duo will perform across the US and Canada.
Heralded Irish songstress Lisa Hannigan will be teaming up with revered musician and producer Joe Henry for a series of very special live performances this summer. Henry recently produced Hannigan’s acclaimed full length record Passenger as well as his own thirteenth album release Reverie. The artists will perform side by side, with backing by musicians John Smith and Ross Turner in an evening of re-imagination and collaboration, interpreting old songs and rearranging new ones. Tickets for these special performances will go on sale to the public this Saturday May 5th.
Lisa Hannigan continues to receive praise for her second full-length Passenger, which charted #1 in Ireland, and has garnered attention from NPR Music who hails Hannigan’s voice as “gorgeous,” and Rolling Stone who explains “her folksy songs move with deceptive power.” The new album follows her 2008 Mercury Prize nominated debut album Sea Sew that The Los Angeles Times described as “charmingly idiosyncratic,” and which People Magazine called “dreamy.” In addition to her solo work, Hannigan contributed significantly to Damien Rice’s platinum-selling debut O and critically lauded follow-up 9. She also sang with the legendary Herbie Hancock on a rendition of Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’” for his Imagine Project alongside the Chieftains and Toumani Diabaté. More recently, she contributed vocals on a track for the T-Bone Burnett produced Chieftains album, Voice of Ages.
Joe Henry is a multi Grammy winning producer with credits that include Solomon Burke, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Ani DiFranco, Bettye LaVette, Mose Allison, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and many more. His latest album Reverie is a raw and beautifully evocative album created when Henry and his fellow musicians convened in Henry’s hallowed basement studio for days of joyous sonic exploration.
An Evening with Lisa Hannigan and Joe Henry
June 8 Chicago, IL Park West
June 10 Toronto, ON The Phoenix
June 11 Montreal, QC Corona
June 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
June 14-15 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
June 16 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
June 17 Washington, DC Sixth & I
June 19 Los Angeles, CA El Rey
June 21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
June 23 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
June 24 Seattle, WA Tractor