Joel’s brother Chris Henderson is a reasonably well-known country musician. Joel’s sound leans more toward introspective folk music. His debut release was The Activity Book in 2013. For Bravery he drew on his experience working in community outreach, where he faced the challenge of dealing with people living in troubled circumstances, and doing what he could to help them turn their lives around.
“When I write songs, I’m first and foremost trying to find important stories to tell or highlight the beautiful aspects of these stories,” he says. “As a songwriter you’re trying your best to tell a story — the better you tell it, the deeper people may connect or put themselves in those shoes.”
Recorded at B-Rad Studios in Regina, Bravery features contributions from Thomas St. Onge (electric guitar), Brad Prosko (bass), Carmelle Pretzlaw (violin), Kyle Halverson (drums), with guest vocals by Tenille Arts, Denise Valle and Chris Henderson.
Again, the CD launch goes Sunday at the Artesian with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Kirby Criddle is the support act, and tickets are $10 advance and $15 door.