A NoHo Arts music review of Doug Henthorn’s “Three” album release.
Doug Henthorn is the real thing. A blues rock musician for many years, playing with folks like Joe Bonamassa, John Hiatt, Jason Bonham and Beth Hart, he releases his second album, “Three,” after overcoming some health issues and then, like the rest of us, finding his way through this pandemic. Consequently, these songs are circles of self reflection. Not regret exactly, but lessons learned and, although dark in place, resolutely hopeful.
He’s an amazing musician and his voice is utterly beautiful, a little gravelly, textured and soulful. So, he sings his stories with poise and gravitas and a history that only hard times can bring. Mostly, you just totally believe him, as he tells you everything he’s learned, the hard way.
I loved Doug Henthorn’s “Three.” Each song embraces the last and he has mixed in some brilliant covers, “Drive” by the Cars, a personal favourite of mine. “Across the Universe,” one of The Beatles best. His versions of these iconic songs are heartfelt and really show just how incredible a musician he truly is. It takes some nerve to cover these songs, only a man to whom they mean much would ever try. And I must say there are masterful versions.
Doug Henthorn is a class act. The production is impeccable, but also truthful and moving and raw enough to really feel it. It’s a fantastic mix of heart, soul and hunger, and I bloody loved it. More please, Doug.
Doug Henthorn: Voice and Guitars
Tim Fuller: Bass
Travis Feaster: Guitars
Troye Kinnett: Keys
Brian Yarde, Devon Ashley, Wade Parish:Drums
Producer Name(s): Doug Henthorn
Official Website: www.doughenthorn.com
Artist Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org