Henri Herbert @1:00pm – No cover. 21+ only.
With 100 million YouTube views, Henri Herbert is a piano playing phenomenon and one of the most sought after blues and boogie players in the world. The former stevedore and boxer performs a visceral, timeless show of original songs and covers featuring piano and vocals inspired by the great American blues pianists of the 20th century, not only keeping this unique form of American music alive and well, but also advancing it forward. Henri embodies this music presenting a palpable human element that connects with and energizes audiences.
Thanks to successful past tours, media praise, love from star artists, massive YouTube viewership and unique talent, Henri (a UK native now living in Austin, TX) has firmly established himself as an artist-to-watch.
Music stars have jumped on the bandwagon too with Henri enjoying past performances with guitar hero Charlie Sexton and David Bowie/Iggy Pop super-drummer Hunt Sales, as well as recordings with Nas the rapper, Isabella Summers (Florence and The Machine) and others. Perhaps the biggest compliment Henri has received to date is receiving an invitation by the Jerry Lee Lewis family to visit the family home / museum in Mississippi to play Lewis’s piano. The video of this performance garnered over 25,000 views within the first two hours of its release.
Henri Herbert is endorsed by Roland Pianos and Blackstar Amplification
“Very few pianists on the planet can put as much sheer emotion or adrenaline-fueled virtuosity into their performances.” -Matt Frost, The Blues Magazine