After years of performing as a duo, Boston-based singer-songwriters Andy Campolieto and Ben Lee decided the time had come to bring their brand of American acoustic music to life. In winter 2006, armed with a collection of new material chronicling the oft-painful journey through life, love, and lost dreams, they began scouring the local music scene for the right mix of players and personalities. Andy and Ben were lucky enough to find talented, likeminded musicians who shared their vision: the brilliant Tim Weed on fiddle and mandolin; bassist Harry Hussey, and Tien-Yi Lee, whose jazz-inflected drumming breathes light into the songs.

The quintet’s chemistry was immediate.  The result: a nimble folk-rock/alt.country band reminiscent of Neil Young meets Nickel Creek, with the dusty back-road feel of Whiskeytown. Throw in some bluegrass flavor and a dash of pop for good measure you have a fresh and exciting sound that has made Jo Henley one of the most promising young bands in the Northeast. 

In October 2006 the quintet released its debut EP, “Long Way Home,” and is set to record a full-length followup this summer. The band has been featured on television, college radio, festivals, and continues to win over new audiences with its frequent high-energy performances. Jo Henley is a top-notch act not to be missed. 

Andy Campolieto: vocals, guitar
Ben Lee: vocals, guitar
Tim Weed: fiddle, mandolin
Harry Hussey: bass
Tien-Yi Lee: drums