Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Monday, May 20, 2024

Mrs. Henry (, the hard-touring Southern California band renowned for their celebrated alter-ego Chest Fever, continues to carve out their own original musical path with the release of “Everybody Wants Peace and Love.” This single comes from the group’s ambitious three-album concept record and rock opera Keep On Rising, recorded during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Inspired by Motown founder Berry Gordy and his poignant quote, “We all want love, we all want happiness, we all want peace, we all want these things,” “Everybody Wants Peace and Love” is infused with Mrs. Henry’s rich musical influences, including Queen, Sly and the Family Stone, and LCD Soundsystem. The group’s collective 90’s cultural background freely spills over the musical spectrum of rock, pop, and hip-hop in the 20th century.

The video for “Everybody Wants Peace and Love” premieres concurrently with the single release. Directed by Edwin FrankO, the video is a visual love letter to Southern California and an inspiring reminder of the greater commonality we all share, even in these times of great division.


Keep On Rising is far from a “run and gun” record. This masterpiece marks the definitive album of Mrs. Henry to date. After a year of writing and recording, Mrs. Henry created and ultimately captured this ambitiously cohesive musical statement. It was recorded all to tape as a band, employing some of the best engineers in the business, including Jordan Andreen, Jason Soda, Travis Pavuur, Stephen Kaye of Sunking Studios, and Joe Bozzi at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The warmth and intimacy of the analog experience heighten the personal intensity of the opus, inspiring you to laugh, cry, long, live, and dance.

In light of the extended creation period for the album, it’s remarkable that “Everybody Wants Peace and Love,” the final song written and recorded for Keep On Rising, was recorded in just one day. The chorus “Everybody” was one of the many recurring and developing themes on the rock opera that garnered its own song. Lyrically, the song is a shared message of hope for the awakening of mind, body, and soul on our collective journey. The time is now, not later, to celebrate that peace and love exist within us and around the world.

The ultimate takeaway from “Everybody Wants Peace and Love”: Mrs. Henry hopes it gives you hope.

About Mrs. Henry: With illustrious rock roots and a legacy-honoring sound, Mrs. Henry is a hard-touring quintet from Southern California who captivate audiences from Mexico City to Toronto and beyond. Their musical bond mirrors a magical brotherhood revealed in spirited harmonies, psychoactive jams, and uplifting anthems that elevate the band and their ever-expanding audience into the sonic stratosphere. Spontaneity and opportunity divine their destiny as the premiere 21st-century rock band. Motion begets motion, and in 2024 the group will be a rocking locomotive burning down the cosmic track.

Mrs. Henry performs in two iterations: first, as their original San Diego Music Award-winning namesake group, and second, as their alternate egos on stage with Chest Fever performing music of The Band—the mythic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees who gave the world such iconic anthems as “Up on Cripple Creek,” “The Weight,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” The group is composed of seasoned touring and recording artists Daniel Cervantes on lead guitar and vocals, Jody Bagley on keyboards and vocals, Blake Dean on bass and vocals, multi-instrumentalist and organist Ben Pinnola, and hard-hitting drummer Allan Ritter. Like The Band, Mrs. Henry is blessed with three lead signature vocalists coalescing into a profound harmonic blend. With the approval of The Band’s late founder, Robbie Robertson, Mrs. Henry is the first group to ever be sanctioned to honor The Band’s fabled legacy.

“Everybody Wants Peace and Love” will be released on May 17, 2024, on Blind Owl Records.

Pre-order Keep On Rising Here: Blind Owl Records


  • MAY 17 - St. Catharines, ON at Warehouse Concert Hall
  • MAY 19 & 20 - Toronto, ON at Hugh's Room Live
  • MAY 29 - Vancouver, BC at The Pearl
  • MAY 30 - Powell River, BC at Carlson Community Club
  • MAY 31 - Roberts Creek, BC at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 219
  • JUNE 1 - Nanaimo, BC at The Queens
  • JUNE 2 & 3 - Penticton, BC at The Dream Cafe
  • JUNE 4 - Kamloops, BC at Blue Grotto
  • JUNE 6 - Saskatoon, SK at The Bassment
  • JUNE 7 - Prince Albert, SK at Prince Albert Brewing Company
  • JUNE 8 - Calgary, AB at Ironwood Stage and Grill
  • JUNE 9 - Red Deer, AB at Red Deer Memorial Center
  • JUNE 10 - Edmonton, AB at The Aviary
  • JUNE 13 - Montclair, CA at The Canyon
  • JUNE 14 - Los Angeles, CA at The Paramount
  • JUNE 15 - San Juan Capistrano, CA at Coach House Concert Hall
  • JUNE 16 - San Diego, CA at The Casbah

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