Henry Canyons keeps it moving. The half-French, Brooklyn native draws from his diverse cultural background which directly reflects on his musical style. On his first album Canyonland, Henry and Paris’ Keor Meteor teamed up on a jazzy, boom bap-centric and introspective record guaranteed to leave listeners quenched with a refreshing cocktail of soulful hip-hop. Based on his experience moving to Los Angeles, Canyonland was re-released by Berlin based Jakarta Records on limited edition vinyl that sold out in a matter of hours. In September of 2016, Canyons participated in a two month artist residency at BoiSakré Productions in Biarritz, France which resulted in La Côte West EP inspired by his experience in Europe. Quickly following La Côte West, Brooklyn-based label Backwoodz Studioz released Canyons’ 2nd studio album Cool Side of the Pillow in April of 2018. After several international and domestic tours, and ten years in LA, Henry returned to his native Brooklyn where he continues to make records. You may have heard him on several Backwoodz projects: billy woods’ Today, I Wrote Nothing, Willie Green’s Doc Savage, and ShrapKnel.
On stage, it is Henry’s electric energy, command over the crowd, and ability to control his SP 404 while simultaneously rapping that proves that he is a one-man spectacle. Over the course of his career Canyons has shared the stage with Macklemore, Tash (Tha Alkaholiks), Open Mike Eagle, Homeboy Sandman, Pigeon Jon, Blue Scholars, Billy Woods, Illogic, and tons of local LA talent. Fresh off a West Coast Tour, an appearance at Tree Fort Music Festival, and a European Tour in support of Cool Side, Henry is poised to continue his spreading his gospel on record and on stage.