|John McHenry - Guitarist / Songwriter
Now available on CD or MP3 is the long awaited 6-song acoustic EP by guitarist John McHenry featuring vocalist H.P. Bricker. MP3s for all songs are available at the following on-line retailers:
iTunes, Amazon.com, ArtistXite, Big Pond, Last FM, FNAC Direct, Puretracks, and Virgin Mega.FR Online Store. CD is available for purchase for $13.99 including shipping & handling, email us for ordering information.
The following is a recent review by respected entertainment corresponent Tom Lounges for The Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper:
LOCAL SCENE: McHenry & Bricker, An Ear-Pleasing Pairing
October 11, 2012 3:00 pm
Tom Lounges Times Correspondent
One of the perks of writing this weekly column about local music is opening up mail and discovering a CD of well-crafted new music to ingest. Such was the case two weeks ago when a disc arrived from Merrillville songwriter/guitarist John McHenry, who has rocked, twanged and bluesed it up in the region for over thirty years in a variety of area groups, most recently with The Diamondback Band.
For his latest project, McHenry has partnered up very nicely with one of my all time favorite region singers, Heather Peters Bricker, herself a fixture on the local scene for two decades in such bands as Taxi, Vivid and Sadies Cage. Together on six acoustic songs co-written by McHenry and Natina Burns (who provides some backing harmony vocals), the duo prove quite an ear-pleasing pairing on this EP simply titled, John McHenry with H.P. Bricker.
Ive been a fan of Heathers voice since I first heard her perform with Taxi, said McHenry. I felt Heathers vocal strength would really grab the listeners attention and would greatly compliment my songs. The EP was recorded at Dungeon Recording Studio in St. John, self-produced by McHenry and mastered at Digitrax Studio in Schererville.
The two and a half minute opening track - Do It - reveals Peters vocals have grown during her hiatus from the club scene in recent years; becoming considerably earthier, smokier and more soulful than on past projects.
McHenrys playing throughout the EP is crisp, clean and dynamic. Both artists shine respectively and collectively on this set of mature acoustic pop for those who understand pop music need not always be aimed at teens.
While the five remaining tracks are all strong offerings, personal favorites are (You) Make Me Breath and Hopeless (the latter features violinist Al Joseph). Subtle rhythm is aptly provided throughout the CD courtesy of percussionist Dennis Leahy and drummer Neil Holmquist. All in all, very tasty from start to finish. More: WWW.JOHNMCHENRY.COM
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