Carson Henley’s 100 Hours
Seattle’s had a thing for soul-inflected rock lately, Allen Stone’s live band probably being the funkiest and most well known. Aspiring songwriter Carson Henley‘s latest effort certainly adds to a now crowding local field but it’s appropriately supported by some of that cohort, Allen Stone among them. Local Grammy winning engineer and player in Pickwick Kory Kruckenberg was also a part of the 100 Hours concept, providing engineering for songs being recorded during a hundred straight waking hours of writing and recording. Yeah, read that sentence again. Then watch the lead single “Fire” below to see where he went with it. Henley himself admitted in a documentary on his “One Hundred Hours Project” that he felt this was a make or break moment for his musical career, and given he went into the studio without all of the seven songs being written or even conceived, it’s hard not to be impressed with his results that reach from every corner of modern R&B.
100 Hours hit the streams earlier this week and Henley’s doing it live next week on Saturday July 7th at Columbia City Theater.