“In a world that celebrates being rich and famous, there’s something purely powerful about being poor and nameless.”
Disarming in a moment, his soft, melodic delivery is born from a keen perception of the human condition. This understated authenticity is why you’ll find Poor Nameless Boy on the fringes of something much deeper than modern indie-folk. In his quest to retain a certain humbled anonymity, Regina-based Joel Henderson has, in fact, made himself more noticeable than ever.
Though similar to his contemporaries with his wispy, shiver-worthy vocal tones reminiscent of Donovan Woods and Gregory Alan Isakov; Henderson’s stark vulnerability sets him apart, coupled with a deep lyrical poignancy. Since the release of Activity Book (2013), and the proceeding, stunningly beautiful and acclaimed Bravery (2016); Henderson has seen some notable milestones, including a recent publishing deal and several successful tours and showcases in Canada and Europe.
Henderson’s striking grasp of life’s complexities is mirrored by a pure modesty, allowing listeners to immerse themselves into the stories, songs and experiences of Poor Nameless Boy without pretence. With no desire to be seen as a brand or commodity, his humanistic proposition is entirely irresistible, and as a songwriter, effortlessly engaging.
What People Are Saying
"“Lovely, unique, & haunting voice.”" - Les Siemienuk, Penguin Eggs
"“Imaginative narratives woven throughout his songs that catch & hold the listener.”" - Natalie Dee, Permanent Rain Press
"“One of the most unique and captivating singing voices I’ve ever heard.”
" - Taron Cochrane - Leader Post Regina
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Publicist - Indoor Recess
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Agent - UK
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Publisher - CCS Rights Management
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