Scottish singer-songwriter Jack Henderson’s 2020 release, Where’s The Revolution, has been described as: “A caustic dose of americana that draws from across the spectrum, with a classic indie alternative feel”.
A deft songwriter and skilled guitarist and producer, during the course of his career Henderson has performed and recorded extensively across North America, Europe and Australia, including multiple tours with Americana band Over The Rhine. He’s toured as guitarist with rootsy Canadian outfit Cowboy Junkies. He has played alongside the likes of Buddy Miller, Sarah McLachlan and Ron Sexsmith and recently joined Patti Smith on stage in Glasgow. His live bands have included such luminaries as; drummer Andy Newmark (John Lennon, Roxy Music), Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello) on keys, guitarist Gerry Leonard, (David Bowie, Suzanne Vega) and Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith, Iggy Pop) on bass.
He has recorded in Scotland, New York, London and Nashville and worked with Patti Smith's producer and bass player, Tony Shanahan. His recordings have featured contributions from Marc Ribot, (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), Brian Griffin (Black Crowes), Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow), David Mansfield, (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett,) Joan as Policewoman and more.
For Henderson the most important statement remains the song. For him, everything else serves the song or it counts for little. With such craft manifestly displayed in his songwriting it’s no surprise he holds the song itself as the centre of gravity in his work.
“What makes Henderson’s approach interesting is that he envisions much of his subject matter from the position of the underdog, the outsider and the disenfranchised. He’s not telling you how to think or taking a morally judgmental position. There’s no ego here. Rather, he asks us to consider the issues and questions he’s addressing with him. He invites us to be collaborators.”
‘Where’s the Revolution’ was a coin toss away from being my album of the year - AmericanaUK
‘A powerful and beguiling singer/songwriter whose incisive songs and voice make him one of the most welcome arrivals for a very long time' - Glenn A Baker (Billboard)
'Henderson's taste for a lugubrious line wryly delivered endures' - Rolling Stone
'It’s difficult to discover any imperfections on the ten songs here. The writing is strong, the song constructions are thoughtful and packed with melody' - Lonesome Highway 'A singer-songwriter with a voice that seems capable of anything' - Folking.com
‘You could think of this as a lost Elvis (Costello) album between All This Useless Beauty and Painted From Memory. Yes, it's that good' - Fatea Magazine