Jeffrey Halford and the Healers offers what each and every one of us needs during the hectic holidays season: Some 'musical healing!' Come get some of Halford's Healing at the relaxing confines of the Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1280 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, Saturday, December 22. 3-6 p.m. No cover. Info: (707) 769-4495 or log onto www.lagunitas.com.
A recent review in the L.A. Examiner of Jeffrey's Broken Chord album calls it "a musical melange' of Americana/folk, rockabilly, roots rock, blues and pop..a timeless ten-track work that poses political ponderings and raises the roof."
"Halford played his heart out," wrote critic Paula Munoz in Music Connection Magazine in a review of Halford's show at Cafe' Boogaloo in Los Angeles. "So much so, that the tiny space in front of the stage became crowded with people doing their moves to Halford's tunes. Jeffrey Halford and crew go well beyond a mastery of their instruments," she concluded.
For over two decades, Bay Area resident Jeffrey Halford has sung with passion and conviction about important subjects ranging from the plight of Native Americans to the raging tragedy caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans not long ago - hence his very apropos monicker, "Americana Troubadour."
Jeffrey Halford delivers a uniquely American melting pot of roots, blues, rock, and kick-ass pop - take some Southern soul, add a heap of Texas storytelling, a dash of Bay Area's freewheeling liberal spirit/literary leanings/seedier side, throw in some desert sunshine and dirt, then stir together with an architect's eye for detail and durability and you've got yourself an idea why Paste magazine recently named him to their "Ten Most Influential Artists of the Decade."
Based in San Francisco over the last 15 years, Halford's original roots rock 'n roll songs etch a uniquely American, and specifically California, landscape. Look for a new Jeffrey Halford and the Healers album to be released in the Spring of 2013.