(Editor’s note: Life has been so jammed packed that time has been at a premium for Jackaboutguitars…My sincerest thanks to Henry Carvajal and apologies for taking so long to get this interview out there to his public. Thanks for you’re patience and understanding, Henry! – Jack
Photos by Ed Huerta unless otherwise noted.)
HENRY “THE HAMMER” CARVAJAL…(NICKNAME PENDING) by ED HUERTA
Let me just tell you people, Henry Carvajal has his act together. I am not sure how much interaction you all have with musicians. but punctuality isn’t usually high on most musician’s list of things to deal with.
Dig. Henry and I set up an interview appointment at 3 o’clock-ish at the World Famous DiPiazza’s Restaurant in Long Beach, California on a Monday, and no sooner did I show up, when Hammerin’ Henry strolls through the door. I wasn’t even set up yet! He has got to be the most prompt musician I have ever met.
Henry made a great first impression, Peeps, and if I was an employer, I would have given him the job right on the spot along with a company car (just for being a musician showing up on time)! This is how impressive of a feat this is, Ladies and Gents.
Needless to say, I blame the Hammer (I learned Henry doesn’t have a nickname so I made this up, maybe it will catch on) for my mistake in missing the first part of our interview!
Just kidding, but I didn’t want to call Henry and try to recreate the magic that we encountered on our encounter or to check on what kind of condition our condition was in either, so relax, put the problems of the day behind you and take a trip with Henry Carvajal and his life in the blues…