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Tempe, Arizona, United States | SELF

Tempe, Arizona, United States | SELF
Band Americana Folk


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Horsetheif Basin, 7 song EP, 2010
Wait for the War, Single 2012



O’ Henry draws inspiration for their music from the rugged beauty of Arizona. This six member Americana Folk band uses traditional acoustic instruments to create warm rich textures with a modern voicing. Their first CD appropriately titled “Horsethief Basin” after the wilderness area in the Bradshaw Mountains in Central Arizona. Songs are crafted about their experiences growing up in this unique eco-system of hot desert days, escaping to the cold water flumes, avoiding the autopilot of everyday life, finding jewels of hope on a dusty road, and savoring the moment before falling asleep.

O’ Henry draws strength and creativity from the diversity of its members. Singer-songwriter Mike Hintz, always a warm soul, expresses our common experiences from hopelessness to hope with his gentle yet reassuring warm voice. Fiddle and accordion player Michael Fornwalt brings the music to higher highs using his fluid melodies and solos. Banjo player Jon Gengle gently pulls the songs back in time with his subtle finger picking. Bassist Matt Scipione floats the entire band with the strings of his tall stand up bass. Drummer John Hazelton keeps things moving fast and then goes faster, while guitarist and mandolin player Henry Wong adds textures and layers to the music.

O’Henry has played a number of shows and festivals such as the Fiesta Bowl New Years Eve Block Party, Arizona Celebration of Freedom July 4th Festival, Prescott Folk Festival, Flagstaff Folk Festival, Tucson Folk Festival, and various clubs/venues around the Phoenix area on a regular basis. O’Henry is also currently working in the studio to release several new singles.