Recent Reviews

Radio Enigma, Alberta

The Son Henry Band is the best blues band in the world right now; Son himself is a master trailblazer in some of the dirtiest, skankiest, holiest hot rod of a lap-steel guitar anyone has a right to hear.

Southwest Blues

Big, bold electric and slide guitar playing, some rustic harmonica and, of course, the lap steel playing that is quickly defining the man as a force to be reckoned with. Son's vocal style is earthy and relaxed, the perfect vehicle to deliver his tales of love won and lost.

Play Magazine

Friday nights show peaked when Son Henry took the stage.

Shetland Blues Festival

Son took the audience through a journey from Delta acoustic blues, up to Chicago on his electric guitar and his acoustic lap steel guitar, of which is a master player. The new song Sackcloth and Ashes which was played on the lap steel and will be on his forthcoming new album brought the Legion to a standstill. You could have heard a pin drop in the room as the notes just dripped from Son's guitar and filled the room. The crowd were rewarded with an encore at the end of the set as a thank you for their appreciation.

Music

Shot and Echo

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A new collection from the electric band, featuring Son's wailing Lap Steel, and the return of the original Son Henry Band. Eleven studio performances that mark the return of the band to a trio format. Includes the track "Ribbon of Tar" as heard on the BBC.


Released 2016.

Thrift Store Sorcerer

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A poetic collection of acoustic lap steel and finger-style songs performed solo and recorded live in the studio. Includes "The Girl on the Beach", "Sackcloth and Ashes" and "Not Really Broken". The disk gets its name from the collection of instruments used on the recording, many of which came from thrift and charity shops around the UK.


Released 2013

Long Way Home

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Originally recorded live at the Fourth Avenue Theater in Anchorage, Alaska at "Blues for my Brother" Son's annual fundraiser for the Brother Francis Homeless Shelter. Performances by Ottomatic Slim, Blue Lisa Monroe, Stu Schulman and Melissa Fisher. Live Recording by Mike Buzzinski of BuzzBizz Studios, it's a fantastic collection of live performances from this once-a-year event!


Released 2009. Available from CD Baby, Amazon and other on-line retailers

Heartache and Trouble

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Chicago blues, swampy lap steel driven songs and a whole lot to dance to. Includes "Richer than a Sheik", the track lead-off track to the Nottingham Blues Society's first UK Compilation. Originally recorded in Anchorage Alaska featuring John Clark on drums and Joel Lockman on Bass. Special guests Otto Lenz and Lisa Monroe. Recorded by Mike Buzzinski.


Released 2008. Available from CD Baby, Amazon and other on-line retailers

Glenn Highway Blues

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This is where it all began. A set of nine songs nailed down by a road-tested band. Includes "Second Glance", as featured on the BBC


Released 2007. Available from CD Baby, Amazon and other on-line retailers

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