Joe Henry moving on from Garfield House

In a rather stunning post, Joe Henry has announced that it is time for his family to move on from Garfield House in Pasadena, where JH has been planting his production roots since around 2007.  I’ll let you read his heartfelt words and ponder them in due course.

However, if you would like to fund one of the last productions to be held at Garfield, check out the new Kickstarter-funded project from Birds of Chicago.  As it happens, the duo entered The Garfield House today, with JH at the helm.  The project incidentally reached 100% funding today, but you can still chip in to help the band reach their stretch goals.

And should you be so inclined, raise a glass to the stunning recordings that have emerged over the years from the space that Joe Henry and engineer Ryan Freeland transformed from a humble basement to a world-class recording studio (apologies for any recordings I omit off the top of my head):

  • Joe Henry – Civilians
  • Loudon Wainwright III – Strange Weirdos
  • Mary Gauthier – Between Daylight and Dark
  • Mose Allison – The Way of the World
  • Rodney Crowell – Sex & Gasoline
  • Loudon Wainwright III – Recovery
  • Joe Henry – Blood From Stars
  • Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – A Stranger Here
  • Over The Rhine – The Long Surrender
  • Aaron Neville – I Know I’ve Been Changed
  • Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail
  • Joe Henry – Reverie
  • Over The Rhine – Meet Me At The Edge Of The World
  • Joe Henry – Invisible Hour
  • Bettye LaVette – Worthy

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