Bio


As Poor Nameless Boy, Regina-based indie folk artist Joel Henderson leaves a piece of himself on stage every night he performs. His mellow sound is personal, speaking honestly about love, life, and our changing hearts in a busy world. He has been described as a lighter version of Noah Gundersen with the wispy sounds of Gregory Alan Isakov. Listen carefully and take note of the passionate range of vocals and songs with stories, sung from the soul.

The new 10-song album Bravery, focuses on the message of life and of hope. With producer Brad Prosko (B-Rad Studios) at the helm and many talented musical friends guesting in (Tenille Arts, Chris Henderson, Carmelle Pretzlaw and more), Bravery showcases Joel’s outstanding evolution as a songwriter and artist. You can hear every ounce of meaning and emotion in each word and every note. From the haunting hooks of the title track, to the powerful harmonies in “Saturn”, to the upbeat, rock-infused “River & Trees”, these songs will plant themselves in your mind and heart, and never leave.


Stuff People Are Saying


Poor Nameless Boy singer-songwriter / folk / roots “...mellow, folksy, acoustic guitar-driven instrumentation with Henderson’s earnest, emotional vocals.” Sarah Murphy, Exclaim.ca Release Date: January 15, 2016


"It's a pretty, melancholic offering that exemplifies Bravery's overarching themes of life and hope, as well as Henderson's growth as a songwriter." Sarah Murphy, Exclaim.ca


"Poor Nameless Boy actually has a name - it's Joel Henderson. The man's music bears a prime descriptor as well: classic folk/roots, Canadian-style. These warm and lovely songs need to be heard by a wider audience!" Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio


"A young man writing extremely moody, thoughtful, kind of wistful songs." Kelley Jo Burke - CBC Radio One


"...'Bravery' demonstrates perfectly Henderson’s strengths as both a songwriter and a singer." Jeff Dedekker, Leader Post


"Poor Nameless Boy (Joel Henderson) serves up a new generation of folk music while interacting naturally with the audience. A pleasure to have on our stage." All Folk'd Up Music Festival