Saturday, October 26, 2013
ABOUT HARRY CONNICK, JR. AND "EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW"
Harry Connick, Jr. has built a reputation for musical and emotional honesty.
Never one to rest on his ever-growing list of laurels, Connick exposes his feelings as never
before on Every Man Should Know. The new CD, released on Columbia Records on June 11,
contains twelve original songs for which Connick wrote music, lyrics and arrangements.
“No rules, no limits,” is how the multi-talented artist describes the songs in his liner notes for the
new collection. “I don’t recall ever reaching quite as deeply – or confidently – into my inhibition
When asked about the transformation, Connick explains that “I used to be more comfortable
writing in a fantasy-style concept, using ideas that intrigued me but didn’t necessarily come from
personal experience. It’s one thing to assume the role of a storyteller – it’s quite another when
the story is your own. I felt ready to explore some of my personal experiences in some of the
songs this time around.”
The title track is indicative of how anecdote and imagination yield inspired results. “I was
building a workbench with a carpenter friend,” Connick explains, “and my lack of any
knowledge about carpentry left me feeling so inadequate. It led me to think about other things
that every man should know, like how to change a tire. Then I began thinking about what
everybody should know how to do, and that’s to love.”
The range of the songs is vast, touching upon love and loss, celebration and sorrow, tragedy
and hope. With "Every Man Should Know," Harry Connick, Jr. triumphs once again, with a
depth of feeling that signals another milestone for one of the music world’s most multi-faceted
Tickets for Harry Connick, Jr. will go on sale on Friday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. Annual Partners and Season Ticket Holders will receive priority purchase opportunities. To learn more about becoming an Annual Partner or a Season Ticket Holder, call our ticket office at (920) 730-3760!