(Hermosa Beach, Calif.) - Longtime Americana/Roots singer-songwriter-guitarist Jeffrey Halford returns with his band, The Healers, to perfom in concert next Friday, September 28 at Cafe Boogaloo, 1238 Hermosa Ave. 9 p.m. $10. Info: (310) 308-4326 or www.boogaloo.com.
"Halford played his heart out," wrote critic Paula Munoz in MUSIC CONNECTION Magazine in a review of Halford's show at Cafe Boogaloo a few years back. "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," Munoz 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."
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."