Over the past decade, Jo Henley has established itself as one of the Northeast's premiere Americana acts. Formed by longtime collaborators Andy Campolieto and Ben Lee, the Boston-based band is known for its adventurous blend of rock, folk, country, and bluegrass, plus a healthy dose of jamband improvisation. Inspired by everything from old-timey music to modern indie rock, the band's love of all forms of American music shines through in Jo Henley. Since their 2006 debut EP, the band has toured nationally, headlined festivals both local and regional festivals, and released 6 critically-acclaimed full-length records.
Jo Henley has always put the craft of songwriting first and foremost, a fact that is not lost on fans and music critics alike. Boston music publication The Noise, writes, "...the rhythm and poise with which the members of Jo Henley write and perform is exquisite. Touches of Robbie Robertson and the Band and all who followed in their footsteps echo throughout this collection. The range is beautiful. The lyrics and melodies have a very familiar feel throughout, as if we have dear friends in all these songs—a rare gift indeed." Music critic Jay Miller says, "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."
You can find Jo Henley performing their country-rockers, quiet ballads, bluegrass stompers, and deep, Dead-influenced jams as they win over new audiences up and down the East Coast, out west, and in a town near you.
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650A Congress Street, Portland ME
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.