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Waiting for Henry

With a Spring 2019 Release date, Waiting For Henry’s new EP antes up six tracks of lyrical, Americana-influenced rock. Produced by Tommy Stinson (of The Replacements, Bash & Pop and GnR) at his studio in Hudson, NY, the recordings are intentionally WFH’s rawest to date. Tommy’s work on his latest Bash & Pop release caught the band’s ears as the honest sound they were looking for with their new batch of songs. After WFH singer Dave Slomin filled in for Tommy at a benefit show scheduled during a major New Jersey snow storm, a connection was made and the EP’s direction set.

Formed in 2010, Waiting For Henry began as a reconnection of three former schoolmates, Dave Slomin, Dave Ashdown and Mike Chun, who reunited to make the album they never made years ago. Originally intended as a DIY project for friends, their first album, Ghosts & Compromise took an unexpected and truly DIY path to critical acclaim and airplay, first making the rounds of European Americana blogs and radio via the word-of-mouth highway, before returning home to similar embrace in the US. Honoring the band’s unique sound, melding early 80’s indie rock with later Alt-Country, The Huffington Post hailed the album as “perfect for any playlist in any era,” and The Alternate Root rated it a 2013 “Top 10 Album.”

This response earned the band an offer to record their sophomore album, Town Called Patience, with renowned R.E.M. producer, Mitch Easter, who related to the band saying: “It’s always nice when I hear what I think of as ‘real songs’...songs that get to your emotions, or make you think, or smile… These guys write songs that have that spark.” Town played well and long at radio, earning several months heavy rotation at SIRIUS-XM’s The Loft, where PD, Mike Marrone called Waiting For Henry one of “my favorite new bands.” The album earned adds and spins around the country, at stations including: WBJB, NJ; WQBR, PA: WLVR, PA: RadioFreeAmericana; WPYA, AL (Reg’s Coffeehouse); WETS, TN; WFIV, TN; WMKY, KY; WOUB, GA, KUNI, IA; KHYI, TX; KHUM, CA, WMOT, TN, etc.

Waiting For Henry was invited to Toronto’s NXNE Fest in 2014 and 2015 and has performed at many other festivals including Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Canadian IndieWeek (Toronto) and Chicago’s 2018 Taste of Randolph. They’ve packed clubs from NYC to Boston and their sold out Boston area show from December 2017, for TheAlternateRoot.com’s Extended Play Sessions is currently airing on Youtube. Drummer Rob Draghi joined in 2015 and is currently recording and touring with the band.

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