Burning Down the Dark

“Jo Henley routinely goes through paradigm shifts in both style and ambition and the music from their upcoming album is their most ambitious to date. A melodic blend of jam, country, folk, west coast rock floats through these well crafted songs about the existential human condition. Jo Henley might be one of the most underrated bands to rise out of New England in recent memory.” Bill Hurley, The Extended Play Sessions

Burning Down the Dark is the latest release from the band and is defined by those warm tones and while thematically the songs contained within border on the darker side of human emotion, the overall sound is upbeat and tempered with enough care to make you listen and feel the sound, perhaps nodding your head, tapping your foot and zeroing in on the words, the notes, and the feeling that the band is putting forth. I think that’s where the album succeeds so well, it really projects the emotion in a way that is tactile, almost like you can reach out and grab it, pull it back in and apply it to yourself.” Brian Carroll, Red Line Roots

The Fall Comes Early

"This very acoustic-focused album was produced following the passing one of the band member’s fathers, and is a beautiful collection of songs that explores the themes of nature – such as life, death and everything in between. Although it’s a more melancholy record, The Fall Comes Early highlights the strengths of Jo Henley. It also showcases the strengths of the band that many of their past albums touched upon.

"Between the beautiful lyrics, the tangible emotions and the top-notch musicianship, the album earns itself a place on the shelf in any country-lover’s music room.  The Fall Comes Early places a heavy emphasis on acoustic guitars with minimal electric highlights. But, the country roots are not lost in this album. In fact, they’re extremely potent on tracks like “Never Can See the Sun.”

"Making the album that much more intimate, the track list is wrapped up with the instrumental acoustic number “Amazing Grace.” It’s a beautiful conclusion to a beautiful album that discusses issues that are very real to the artists who composed the music. With such fantastic musical features and such prominent lyrics, The Fall Comes Early is an album that can’t be passed up." Hannah Lowry, August 6, 2013, Performer Magazine

"Make that Jo Henley, not Don Henley, although the connections between the two might not be all that obtuse. After four excellent albums of amiable ‘70s sounding California rock, the two Henleys inevitably share similar roots. The Fall Comes Early offers another example of the band’s affinity for soft, unassuming country-tinged melodies, and on songs such as “Never Can See the Sun,” “It Can’t Rain All the Time” and “Better Off With Him,” they create the kind of warm embrace that ought to be accompanied by a hazy Laurel Canyon glow. Acoustic guitars combine with an easy, breezy attitude to create a beguiling tone, and even when the music is rendered sans vocals, as is the case on the low-cast “Big City” and the sublime variation of “Amazing Grace,” the results measure up in ways both sensual and seductive. Lithe and lilting, Jo Henley offers no pretence, aiming only to entice, an attribute that they have no trouble in delivering as their basic stock in trade. Likewise, they also excel with effortlessly uptempo melodies tailor made for getting their audiences to swing and sway. Here then is proof that retro doesn’t have to be redundant. File with Poco, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Pure Prairie League and all those fondly remembered country rock auteurs best known for their disarming charm.  In a very real sense, The Fall Comes Early can indeed be classified as an album for all seasons." Lee Zimmerman, No Depression

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"The music of Jo Henley (it's a band, not a person) has always been a cut above, superbly crafted rootsy rock with intelligent story-songs about real people. Campolieto's skill as a songwriter is such that most of the songs don't deal directly with the event, but express the feelings people in that situation might experience, memories they might treasure." Jay Miller, August 2, 2013, Patriot Ledger