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Genestout.com | Seattle singer-songwriter Carson Henley's new album
Seattle Times news partner Gene Stout talks about singer-songwriter Carson Henley's new album, "100 Hours."
Seattle singer-songwriter Carson Henley compares the marathon recording session for his newly released album to “pulling an all-nighter before the big test.”
With little more than a notepad, iPhone and piano, the 26-year-old musician recorded “100 Hours” nonstop in exactly that amount of time with Grammy-winning engineer Kory Kruckenberg at Seattle’s VU Recording Studios. (Henley’s first album was “Green Eyed Soul.”)
Henley’s challenge was to create 10 original songs on the spot and record them with musicians who had never heard them before, which goes without saying. Musical support came from Allen Stone, Spencer Doren, Henley’s extremely talented sister, Tess Henley; and James McCalister, who had worked with Brandi Carlile, Sufjan Stevens, and Ivan & Alyosha. Continue reading Gene's review at Genestout.com.