Little Bit Easy
Joe Pat Hennen, as a songwriter, has maintained the keen ear of a listener, wryly observing and chronicling the often-overlooked events that make everyday life far from ordinary. And Hennen's latest release A Little Bit Easy...( 2006) is a far, far cry from ordinary. Produced by Texas guitar legend John Inmon (Lost Gonzo Band), A Little Bit Easy... is twelve new Hennen penned songs that will please the ear of the most critical roots music fan. Inmon claims Hennen's songwriting skills match those of Townes VanZandt and Guy Clark and it's just a matter of time before listeners and the music world discover the same. Inmon should know. He's been on the Texas music scene for three decades and has influenced a generation of guitarists and songwriters including the late Stevie Ray Vaughn. Inmon called on Austin percussionist Paul Pearcy, bassist Glenn Fukunaga, and violinist Richard Bowden to join him and Hennen band members Barney Venables, Susie and Whitney Hennen (wife and daughter) to put together a collection of songs that reflect his folk rock influences and his Texas roots that will please his current fan base and appeal to a significantly larger audience.