May 03, 2019

Jeffrey Halford & The Healers: West Towards South

photo: Adam Ross

Jeffrey Halford & The Healers play old school Americana, the story telling kind on their new album West Towards South. It's a road trip during which Halford is the guide, with his gravelly voice never stops to entertain with tales about women, travel, trouble and crime. It's an album about getting over the head with a wide variety of mishaps and bad breaks, but also about not giving in, cause good things could happen any day now.

Halford's love for country and blues is the main sources for his music, but as a lyricist he uses far more words than is usual in that genre. Kris Kristofferson and Jim White come the mind, although the latter's sense of humour is missing from his outlook on life.

West Towards South is released Floating Records. European distribution via Sonic Rendezvous.

  1. West Towards South
  2. Deeper Than Hell
  3. Dead Man's Hand
  4. Willa Jean
  5. Three-Quarter Moon
  6. A Town Called Slow
  7. Sea Of Cortez
  8. Gallows
  9. Geronimo
  10. Ballad Of Ambrose And Cyrus

Live dates:
  • 05/03 Armandos, Martinez, CA
  • 05/04 The Crossroads Carmel, Carmel-by-the-sea, CA
  • 05/17 Schallemaaj, Ossenisse, Netherlands
  • 05/19 Dassenakker live, Houten, Netherlands
  • 05/21 Qbus Club, Leiden, Netherlands
  • 05/22 Live Stage Marnix, Ede, Netherlands
  • 05/23 Café 't Rozenknopje, Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 05/26 Cafe De Afzakkerij, Veghel, Netherlands
  • 05/28 Folk in de Walden, Oentsjerk, Netherlands
  • 05/29 Mandy's Lounge, Homburg, Germany
  • 05/30 Festival milj Op7, Ospel, Netherlands
  • 06/02 Karo, Wezel, Netherlands
  • 06/04 Q factory/count down Café, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 06/06 Jc Bunker, Gemert, Netherlands
  • 06/09 Theater De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • 06/22 Railroad Square, Livermore, CA
  • 07/12 Almanac Barrel House, Alameda, CA
  • 08/01 Sausalito Yacht Club, Sausalito, CA


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