“I don’t know if you’ve listened to country radio lately,” says Robert Henry, lead singer and songwriter of the Robert Henry Band, “but there’s not a whole lot of country music on it. Often referred to as his, “token Nashville protest song,” Storm the Gate tells the story of an old soul who wants nothing more than to revive the “roots that run so deep” of country music’s past, yet is eager to storm the gate with a sound of his own.
Wrapping up summer 2019 on a high-note at Pendleton Roundup, Robert Henry Band was to embark on their first official tour this summer 2020. With COVID-19 putting a stop to that for bands everywhere, it has presented an opportunity to get creative. “Since quarantine, people have been asking me when the record is coming out,” says Robert Henry. “I always give them the same reply: ‘it’s in the works.’”