“(Halford has) a storyteller's eye for detail, and a rootsy guitar ethic that can quickly surge into a loud wail. The album
shines as a great example of California's legacy of producing a pantheon of talented songwriters. Merle and Fogerty would
be proud of Halford's rootsy rock.”
"This CD is simply exploding with material a trillion times more artfully crafted than one is used to hearing in this genre. The
guitar playing is dynamite. Complete Americana Rock glory."
FolkWax.com, December 2005
"Halford may have one of the best voices out there and his lyric work is not less than brilliant. He leaves his heart on every
track of this CD."
Music Morsels, January 2006
“Introspective, country-informed ballads, slashing-riff rockers, and Creedence-worthy swamp blues, all infused with
Halford's evocative, hard-life lyrics and blazing slide guitar work, combine to maintain his status among the outstanding,
essential voices in Americana today.”
San Diego Union-Tribune, Buddy Blue
"Smoking riffs add a nice hitch to this disc. Halford and band blow the roof off with the rollicking "Rent to Own" and
approach genius with the touching "Railbirds."
What's Up Magazine, December 2005
"Former architecture student and modern gypsy Jeffrey Halford has a love of all things nostalgic and gritty about American
culture. With 15 years of performing and writing under his belt, he is a staple of the Bay Area music scene. His recordings
and concerts over the years serve as a reminder that, though the dotcoms came and went, the spirit of San Francisco will
never be tamed."
Santa Cruz Metro, January 2006
"Jeffrey Halford plays his hand with a healthy set of tunes that are soulful and sincere. Halford has good instincts with top
notch musicianship backing every tune."
Music Connection Magazine, January 2006
“Rent to Own” is one of those roots rock tunes where everything is perfect, if a little haphazard. A great lyric, great guitars,
and a vocal to die for. It wouldn’t be a stretch to put Halford in the upper echelon of writers of this type of rock—folks like
Dylan, Hiatt, Springsteen, Fogerty, Mellencamp, and others. He’s got the goods, and hopefully this one will help push it into
more folks’ consciousness.“
“Railbirds is a ‘can’t miss’ recording. The sticker on the cover extolling the virtues of special guests Augie Meyers, Chuck
Prophet, and Steve Bowman (ex-Counting Crows, Luce) propelled me to a first listen, but Halford easily carries the weight
with his music.”
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