Hometown: Accord NY
Web site: http://www.kurthenry.com
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With the release of his third CD, Heart, Mind & All, Kurt Henry demonstrates his rapid evolution “through folk, jazz, latin and quasi-Caribbean styles into his own distinctly American sound”(Roll). He lives in the Hudson Valley, where in addition to playing music he has for two years hosted a regional songwriter’s night. In spite of a busy schedule, he has been involved with youth programs such as ArtsTeach, which won him an honorary New York State Educator of Excellence Award.
In person he shakes up the stage without taking a breath between songs. Believe that he has something to prove. A pacifist, he’s been described by different reviewers as a warrior. His mission is to strike with meaning, elegance and infectious rhythm – to show that a band with great heart can make the ground quake. And this band doesn’t miss a beat.
In various bands, as guitarist/singer/bandleader, Kurt has opened shows for over 100 internationally known acts including Procol Harum, The Byrds, Asleep at the Wheel, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, etc. Kurt has jammed on stage with David Bromberg, Artie Traum, Rick Danko, Chuck Berry, Jay Ungar, John Herald and others. Some recent venues include The Linda Norris Auditorium (WAMC’s “Dancing on the Air”), The Towne Crier, The Bearsville Theatre and Saratoga’s Café Lena.
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