New Record: Rainmaker

Jeffrey Halford’s new record “Rainmaker” will be released on April 11, 2014!

 

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Broken Chord

“After five critically acclaimed albums, Jeffrey Halford has little to prove at this point. He’s got a crack band in the Healers, he plays viseral guitar with slinky abandon and writes rootsy swampy blues songs that sting and soothe equally. Halford continues his quality streak with ‘Broken Chord.'”
– Brian Baker, HARP MAGAZINE

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Railbirds

ALL ACCESS
Combining swampy blues and alt country with a vocal style and quality that suggests a Mark Knopfler meets Willie Nelson ambiance is San Francisco singer/songwriter Jeffrey Halford and the Healers. Halford’s Railbirds cd is a true testament to the days of when genuine troubadours hunkered down on street corners to sing their life stories vs. the rhyming game so often played by those with less conviction.
More of singing poet than an overly produced crooner, Halford has put together a gripping collection of rootsy rhythms that are inimitable in their composition and idiosyncratic in their delivery. Backed by Rich “Richie” Goldstein on guitar, Paul Olguin- on bass, Trey Sabatelli and Jim Norris on drums,  the band compliments Halford’s lyricism without clouding the delivery.
Standout tunes include South of Bakersfield , Halfway Gone and the title track Railbirds
At 14 tracks, there’s a whole lot of Halford but you won’t mind.
4 stars
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Hunkpapa

This is great rootsy rock music. Halford’s slide playing is raucous, raw and foreboding. His poetry transcends the run-of-the-mill lyrics.
NO DEPRESSION
Halford’s storytelling talents are obvious, almost a Hemingway armed with a blues guitar.
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Kersosene

Halford blends traditional blues, roots rock and grind’em out rock’n’roll into a one-two punch on KEROSENE. Each song showcases his superb, intuitive songwriting abilities. Halford writes the likes of James McMurtry and Springsteen into a corner as he grapples with age-old emotional conflicts (“Bad Luck”, “Beauty In You”, “Pablo And Me”), instilling new twists on life’s oldest struggles.

Ha! I haven’t even heard the recording, but I caught their act at the San Diego Street Scene, and I’m going to scoop up this CD on my next purchase. If you enjoyed “discovering” Steve Earle, get in on this now.

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Nine Hard Days

Out of Print

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Toxic

Out of Print

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