With this follow up to the renowned Hunkpapa, Jeffrey Halford and the Healers serve notice of promise fulfilled. In his new and stunningly original Railbirds, Halford and his band obliterate the American canvass with tunes ranging from shake-the-rafters rock n’roll, positively sanctified grooves and edgy straight ahead heartbreakers. As a testament to Halford’s artistic vision, Railbirds is visited by heavyweight guest stars Chuck Prophet and Augie Meyers who blend their respective guitar and keyboard mastery with the Healer’s go-for-the -throat authenticity that never even approaches an unnecessary note. Jeffrey Halford and the Healer’s demand that you feel the music as a whole, as opposed to noticing the players. Ultimately it is Halford’s “beat poet meets Sam Shepard meets Hank Williams” songwriting that serves as the “good to great” difference maker. These songs of conscience, love, loss, and of roads paved by choices made, are as strong as the very best material being produced today.
14 new songs - Available at:
MILESOFMUSIC.COM and VILLAGERECORDS.COM
"On Railbirds, Halford delivers a tart performance with a sly, melodic tenor that shifts from hearty and bluesy swagger to rockin' punch, with room for a bit of tender as well. Halford stands as unique and vibrant force in Americana."
-Miles of Music
"Railbirds contains plenty of the rampaging, dynamic slide guitar playing... augmented by a soulful, forceful and gritty vocal sound that punctuates and spices each number."
- Nashville City Paper
"Railbirds is a 'can't miss' recording. The sticker on the cover extolling the virtues of special guests Augie Meyers, Chuck the Prophet and Steve Bowman propelled me to a first listen, but Halford easily carries the weight with his music ... ( His style) sticks to the ears like a good steak to the stomach."
- Discoveries Magazine
South Of Bakersfield
Watching The Trains
Rent To Own (mp3)
Nine Hard Days (mp3)
Jump Into The Fire
Safe At Home (mp3)
Out On The Run
vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, National Resophonic slide guitar
Rich “Golde” Goldstein
electric, wah-wah, and slide guitar
Augie Meyers—Hammond B-3 organ, Vox Continental organ
Chuck Prophet—guitar and backup vocals
Steve Bowman—drums and fry pan
Keta Bill—backup vocals
Adam Rossi—piano, organ, percussion
Jeffrey Potter—bass, harmonica, backup vocals
Rich "Golde" Goldstein, Paul Olguin, Jeffrey Halford, Trey Sabatelli, Augie Meyers