JEFFREY HALFORD AND THE HEALERS

JEFFREY HALFORD AND THE HEALERS (USA)
Americana, roots with a bluesy twist
Available for Europe, October/November 2022
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Live review Jeffrey Halford & The Healers - GC De Wildeman - 19/10/2021 - Rootstime.be

Tourdates 2022: more dates will be added.
13/10/2022	Thursday - Mandy´s Lounge - Germany - Homburg		
16/10/2022	Sunday - Texel Blues - The Netherlands- Texel		
18/10/2022	Tuesday - Music Star - Germany - Norderstedt
20/10/2022	Thursday - Club Am Donnerstag - Germany - Hamburg
21/10/2022	Friday - Kulturwerk am See - Germany - Norderstedt
22/10/2022	Saturday - Ramblin Roots - The Netherlands - Utrecht				
24/10/2022	Monday - Het Groot Verzet - Belgium - Lint
25/10/2022	Tuesday - Qbus - The Netherlands - Leiden			
29/10/2022	Saturday - Hoeve Blues - The Netherlands - Venray
30/10/2022	Sunday - Muziek mit Bus - The Netherlands - Groningen


Tourdates Europe 2021:		
19/10/2021	Tuesday	GC De Wildeman	Belgium	Herent 
20/10/2021	Wednesday	Kofferfabrik	Germany	Fürth
21/10/2021	Thursday	Mandy's Lounge	Germany	Homburg (Saar)
22/10/2021	Friday Lukas bar Switzerland Sankt-Gallen
23/10/2021	Saturday	Atlantis	Switzerland	Basel
24/10/2021	Sunday	available
25/10/2021	Monday	The Shakespeare	Germany	Herdecke
26/10/2021	Tuesday	available
27/10/2021	Wednesday	Musicstar	Germany	Norderstedt
28/10/2021	Thursday	Luxor	The Netherlands	Arnhem
29/10/2021	Friday	t Keerpunt	The Netherlands	Spijkerboor (Drente)
30/10/2021	Saturday	Roots In De Herfst	Belgium	Aarschot
31/10/2021	Sunday	Bluesroute The Netherlands Helmond 
01/11/2021	Monday De Floeren Aap Belgium Mechelen
02/11/2021	Tuesday	Private event Germany Tübingen
03/11/2021	Wednesday	Külturbrücken	Germany	Mannheim
04/11/2021	Thursday	Zeepziederij	Belgium	Bree
05/11/2021	Friday	KuFa Löseke	Germany	Hildesheim
06/11/2021	Saturday	Muzikale Huiskamer	The Netherlands	Castenray
07/11/2021	Sunday	Real Roots café LIVE	The Netherlands	Millingen a/d Rijn
		
Some people call this music Americana, we call it rock ‘n’ roll country soul with a different shade of blues. Halford is one of California’s finest songwriters. Born in Dallas, he migrated to Los Angeles (in the late 60s and 70s) and then stewed in the blues and rock ‘n’ roll in Oakland and San Francisco. Jeffrey Halford and The Healers have played live relentlessly, sharing stages with Etta JamesTaj MahalJimmy CliffLos LobosGuy ClarkJohn Hammond, and Gregg Allman, just to name a few.

Los Angeles Weekly called Halford “one of the best voices in Americana today.” And Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones recently heard Jeffrey Halford & the Healers and said, “I really like the way these guys groove.”

The band’s sense of reckless abandon has always been there. It is what has kept people coming back to their live performances and buying their finely crafted records over the years. This recording showcases tracks compiled from eight different releases and their evolution as a band. It’s no surprise that their music has traveled across the pond and that they’ve been touring the EU with their live show for the last five years.

Jeffrey Halford and The Healers sense of reckless musical abandon has been further honed on this European tour with the arrival of new bassist Mike Anderson (Big Blue Hearts, Eric McFadden). Of course, multi-instrumentalist Adam Rossi will present. This well-oiled machine runs like a diesel engine and is exactly what keeps people coming back to Halford’s live performances repeatedly. Go see them when they are in your area…

European management and PR

Release and distribution

In 2019 Rolling Stone magazine hailed Halford’s songwriting as “stellar impressionistic storytelling that leaves you wanting more.” Nashville Scene called Halford “one of the best slide players on the planet.” Let’s just say he’s tasty. Travel from the badlands to the bayou, then to the bohemian bar rooms where Kerouac found himself. Or the fields in the high plains where the Sioux Indian rainmakers danced. Check out and listen to 20 tracks. 20 years. Beware of Worthless Imitations Vol. 1 1999-2019.

LABEL: Continental Song City (CSCCD 1181 – EAN: 8713762011819)
DISTRIBUTED BY: Continental Record Services – Continental.nl
FORMAT: Digital | CD Digipak
EU RELEASE DATE: September 17, 2020
FILED UNDER: Country | Soul | Rock | Americana

Some great artists have joined Halford on these tracks, including Augie Meyers (Bob Dylan, Texas Tornadoes), The Gospel Hummingbirds (Oakland, California), Chuck Prophet (Green on Red), and Myron Dove (Santana), just to name a few. If you write good songs, great musicians will come.

The songs are authentic American rock ‘n’ roll, hard-driving at times but then the channel changes to some beautiful ballad tracks that will leave you floating on the Sea of Cortez In Mexico.

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Jeffrey Halford and The Healers
Produced by Adam Rossi, Jeffrey Halford, and Don Zimmer
Floating Records
Recorded in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California

Release date: April 19th 2019
File under: American Roots, Americana, Blues, Soul
World wide distribution at Burnside Distribution
BeNeLux: Sonic Rendezvous

“Atmospheric, funky, rustic, and raw this is narrative Americana at its finest; poetic story songs delivered with the voice of authenticity, sitting atop a moody bed of dirty slide guitars, organic drums, and swampy bass. Subtle touches of violin, piano, and lap steel adorn a song cycle that chronicles the westbound adventures of two mythic brothers in an equally mythic America.”

Jeffrey with co-writer Don Zimmer and Adam Rossi {band member, co-producer} created something so many strive for, and yet too few achieve a genuine Americana concept album that is simultaneously devoid of pretension, and richly authentic. If Cormac McCarthy played guitar, he’d have a regular slot at The Sad Cafe, and folks would come from miles around to hear him sing “The Ballad of Ambrose and Cyrus,”

Along with The Healers, who are Adam Rossi (co-produced, a modern-day David Copperfield) and Bill MacBeath (Alvin Youngblood Hart) Guests stars Mark Karan (Bob Weir) and Tom Heyman (Alejandro Escovedo, Chuck Prophet) brought some serious mojo to the record. Here are some press quotes about West Towards South:

“The playing is tasty, arrangements on point. Halford’s ability to weave in canonical references is impressive. Dylan allusions, but more impressionistic. Pour yourself another round.”

– RollingStone.com

“Perfect rhymes that paint vivid word pictures over an electrifying musical soundscape. A must for your collection.”

– LAMusicCritic.com

“They have a unique style of Americana that sits above the rest of their peers.”

– IndiePulse.com

“The one thing that grabbed me was the authenticity this album brings. It will leave any listener wanting more.”

– MiddleTennesseeMusic.com

Jeffrey Halford and The Healers review on AltCountryForum.nl

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