Jo Henley Live at The Fallout Shelter

As we ANXIOUSLY await the release of our brand-new record Burning Down the Dark, which you can pre-order today and get your copy before it officially launches October 14, I thought this would be a perfect time to take a glimpse in the review mirror.

Easily one of our favorite shows this year was a taping back in April for "The Extended Play Sessions," recorded at The Fallout Shelter in Norwood, MA, in front of a live studio audience. Just about every name-brand roots music act that passes through the Boston area hopes to score an appearance on The Extended Play Sessions, so it was not an invitation we took lightly. Bill Hurley and his crew do an incredible job with not the technical side--the audio and video production--but the whole experience. The Fallout Shelter has tremendous vibe and draws audiences that are knowledgeable and passionate, which makes it in so many ways an idyllic place to put on a show. As you will see, our friend and talented singer-songwriter Hayley Sabella joined me for "Deep in the Dirt," a song she lent her vocals to on our last record. Hayley also opened the show and won over a room full of new fans. The evening was also a chance for us to reconnect with an old buddy of ours--Rob Loyot, who recorded and produced our album Inside Out, sat in with us for much of the show on saxophone and percussion. It was a night I won't soon forget. If you missed it, you're in luck, as it's all right here in glorious HD.

Rumor has it we will be back at The Fallout Shelter later this fall for a release party for our new record, Burning Down the Dark. Stay tuned for more details!

Andy & JH