The guitars and I.
The guitars and I.
Since the debut release of the “Onemanphunkband” EP in Oct 2010, a lot has happened to cultivate my one-man funk band project. Henry + The Invisibles have met many wonderful people from all around this country at countless amazing shows and music + art festivals. I have passed along 1000’s of stickers and sold and bartered many CDs and glow-in-the-dark Tees on the journey. I have been humbled to jam with legendary funk heroes (of mine) and had the opportunity to support their shows at majestical and historical theaters. All of these experiences shaping the human/ artist that I am today… and I have reaffirmed my belief…
There are few bonds in this mysterious world that compare to the honest unity that music creates between groups of total strangers; it is an incomparable experience and the energy created is withstanding, if not ever-lasting… we all love and need to dance, we all have a story. Music is my story, and this story is written by my music.
No doubt, it has been an inspirational last few years that have transpired into a track list of song material for the new record. No doubt, the memories of these past few years have scripted themselves into lyrics that have risen above the shuffled pile of pen-scribbled rhymes. It’s time to put the puzzle-pieces together, and I invite you to join me.
Tune in over these next weeks and get blog-stage access to the progress of my newest record-making process. Also, I want to encourage you to ask me a question, if you have any, about anything music related or otherwise… I would be stoked to share my answers and will try my best to feature them in future blogs.
Until next time… Keep on keepin’ on. I will too. Peace.
Tweakin’ some new groovez… sneak-a-peak +
To celebrate the 2 year anniversary of the Invisiblog I thought I’d take a moment and reflect on what has happened over the last few years in the land of the Invisibles.
Many wonderful opportunities, amazing shows lots of new friends and fans, tour-traveling, festivals… the last few years have been nothing short of Absolutely Amazing and I am looking forward to many more…
However, to say that this ride has been easy would be false and misleading; there have been obstacles and challenges that are true to any path worth traveling. Yet these challenges are simply that… challenges that I accept and embrace. I have said “why would you ever get started, unless you were whole-hearted”… a motto that I live by true and through. I desire to aspire, and that is what makes all the difference to me, my soul, my journey and my music.
A bit about the two images posted here… the one on the bottom is my “Onemanphunkband” EP cover, my roots, sitting with my instruments and wearing some rather large sunglasses saying “This is Henry, I am Here. I’m a Onemanphunkband… stick around because the future is bright and I want to make you smile and dance!”
The image on the top is a reflection of the introspective… bringing the music from deeper within, which is where I am now. The music, the message is the real deal. It’s how I really feel and that, my friends, is what every true artist strives for… a true voice that speaks what he or she is trying to communicate with the world.
These last few years have brought me to here and now and I couldn’t, and I should say, I wouldn’t have wanted to do it without the love and support of my family, friends and fans. THANK YOU all so very much!
I am even more excited today than the day I started this musical endeavor and I am beyond thrilled to share with you the new sounds that, for me, best decipher this quest. Here’s to many wonderful years and to many more… Cheers! Blessings! See you on the DANCEFLOOR!