Katie Henry – Get Goin’
Katie Henry – Get Goin’
Format: CD – Vinyl LP
Label: Ruf Records
Release date: February 23, 2024
Katie Henry is part of a new generation of talented and passionate young artists currently reshaping the blues landscape.
The New Jersey-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist broke out with On My Way, the critically acclaimed release that earned her a spot on Blues Rock Review’s list of the Top 20 Albums of 2022. But that record, in retrospect, merely scratched the surface. Henry’s exciting new project ‘Get Goin’ shows off a whole lot much more of what this intelligent and charismatic blues singer has to offer.
It drops her square into an unfamiliar musical setting and sees her rise to the occasion. Backed by the crack band of celebrated bluesrocker Bernard Allison (who produced the album and contributed a pair of songs), Henry raises her game and delivers her finest performances to date.
“Working with Bernard Allison and his band was a blessing,” beams Henry as she recalls the chemistry she felt at the recording sessions in the fall of 2023. “Not only are they amazing top notch players, they are also good people with big hearts. They really support and believe in me, which means so much to me and my growth as an artist. I was inspired by them throughout the whole process.”
Henry sees this album as the next big step of a journey that began when she learned her first piano chords around the age of six. She later added guitar to her arsenal and set her sights on nearby New York City as soon as she was old enough to hit the clubs. While attending college in Manhattan she became a favorite on the local live music scene, winning over audiences with a blend of influences that included blues, rock, R&B, funk, pop, soul and country – a stylistic mix still reflected in the music she is making today.
Though she’s surrounded by experienced players on Get Goin’, her growing abilities as a singer, guitarist and keyboard player, not to mention her adept songwriting and magnetic personality, are the heart and soul of the album.
She’s still got a long stretch of road in front of her. Many more shows to play, many more songs to write. Get Goin’ is, as she points out, the next step on that journey. Now that it’s done, it’s time to take the album on the road. She’ll do so as part of the upcoming Ruf Records 30th Anniversary tour, together with her producer and friend Bernard Allison. Another step forward. Henry can hardly wait. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity to grow,” she says. “And to connect with people through my music.”
01. Love Like Kerosene
03. A Doll’s Heart
04. Clear Vision
05. Voodoo Woman
06. The Lion’s Den
07. Wake Up Time
08. Get Goin’ Get Gone
09. Bayou Boogie
11. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Katie Henry: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys
George Moye: Bass
Matt Kimathi: Drums, Guitars
Eric Cannavaro: Organ, Keys
Richard Pappik: Percussions
Michael Murauer: Guitar