John Henry Confronts Harsh Realities of Current National Scene with New Release

Article Contributed by Richlynn Group | Published on Friday, October 2, 2020

John Henry tackles heavy social issues set to melodies that aren't afraid to be pretty on the most personal and passionate release of his career titled Out at Sea and available today on all streaming platforms. The project was inspired by the tragic and cataclysmic loss of a band member from suicide and Henry set out to raise awareness and funds to support mental health and challenges facing millions of Americans through his music. Over $4,000 was initially raised and donated to the National Alliance of Mental Health chapter in St. Louis. 

“John Henry is the guy next door that’s cool and chill. Always easy and friendly. One day he invites me over for a beer and the talk turns to music. He’s been in bands and promoted shows for years and asks, “Do you want to hear some of my music?” I thought I’d listen to a song and then I’d be outta there, but he starts playing his music, and with every chord, every song, a transformation took place. Four hours and several beers later I said goodnight and went home saying to myself, “I live next door to a bonafide music star. Who would have thought it?” - Robert Earl Keen, singer/songwriter

About John Henry
Music fans in the Midwest know Henry as the hard-touring, guitar-slinging singer-songwriter, and founder of the annual Open Highway Music Festival. John has toured or shared the stage with artists such as Jason Isbell, Dwight Yoakam, Nathaniel Rateliff, and countless others, earning critical raves for his songwriting, record-making, and galvanizing live performances.

Henry's Out at Sea release show will be at The Pageant in St. Louis on Friday, November 13 with the Sleepy Rubies. The show is limited capacity, reserved seating, and COVID safety protocols will be enforced. Tickets are on sale now.

To learn more about John Henry visit Listen to Out at Sea here.