“Songs were my language and when I heard it, I knew it. I recognized it.” – Joe Henry
BYUtv’s original TV series, The Song That Changed My Life (thesongthatchangedmylife.com)
, tells the story behind an artist’s inspiration and reveals the song that changed the direction of their life. The second season features musical legends such as Howard Jones, a pioneer of the 1980s Synth pop music scene and Mike Peters of The Alarm and Big Country, in candid conversations, informal interviews, never-before-seen rehearsal footage and performances. The series offers an intimate view into an artist’s creative process and how that one pivotal piece of music inspires and continues to motivate their careers.
For Grammy award-winning producer, singer, songwriter and guitarist Joe Henry, that song is “1912 Massacre” by Woody Guthrie.On Monday, October 29, at 8:00pm MT/10:00pm ET, the third episode of this unique music series invites viewers to go behind-the-scenes with Henry and watch as he performs the song that changed his life during the Woody 100 Legacy Show at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on September 16, 2012 as a guest of Billy Bragg.
Henry has produced albums and written/co-written songs for venerable artist such as Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, Aimee Mann, Ani DiFranco, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Roseanne Cash, Meshell Ndegeocello, amongst others. He co-composed and produced the film score for Judd Apatow’s 2007 hit film,Knocked Up, with Loudon Wainwright III and also produced Solomon Burke’s 2002 Grammy award-winning album, “Don’t Give Up on Me.” On June 22, 2012, Henry performed with Lisa Hannigan and Friends onThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The fourth episode of The Song That Changed My Life, airing on Monday, November 19, at 8:00pm MT/10:00pm ET, will profile Norwegian singer, guitarist and songwriter Sondre Lerche.
A ground breaking network affiliated with Brigham Young University, BYUtv is dedicated to "seeing the good in the world," and is available in 50 million households across the country, on roughly 800 cable and satellite providers such as Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse, and streaming online on byutv.org. The first season of The Song That Changed My Life invited viewers behind-the-scenes with Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik, Tony award-winning Broadway star Lea Salonga, indie pop rock band Fictionist, folksy-pop duo Jack and White, indie hymns revival group, The Lower Lights, Texas-based Alternative Rock and Contemporary Christian Music band, Sixpence None the Richer, singer/songwriter Dar Williams and pop folk band Over the Rhine.