From a very young age, Grammy-winning producer and singer/songwriter Joe Henry told us, “songs were my language…how I processed everything.” Little has changed in the intervening years except that he’s made 12 diverse and critically-acclaimed albums, produced musical luminaries like Solomon Burke, Allen Toussaint, Ani Difranco, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann, and so many more, and had his songs covered by Joan Baez, Madonna, Bonnie Raitt, and more (who else can say that?). An admitted lifelong student of song, for this episode, Henry delves deep into the mysterious creative process—songs, songwriting, inspiration, creativity. He touches on a variety of influences, from Woody Guthrie and Harry Belafonte to Dr. Seuss and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. It’s an insightful, thoughtful take on songs and how they can, indeed, change our lives. His latest album, Reverie, was recorded live and acoustic in his basement. Hear that and more at joehenrylovesyoumadly.com.