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Jeffrey Halford and the Healers, Hunkpapa

With songwriting that nods as much towards Sam Shephard and Jack Kerouac as it does to the usual songwriting gods, Hunkpapa captures the multi-faceted soul of America past, present, and maybe future as well. This album is a redemptive journey that just happens to be a collection of songs. Long admired as a songwriter, Halford shows a new muscularity on Hunkpapa. His fiercely idiosyncratic songs create an original vision that blurs the distinctions of time and space, and the barriers between the deeply mysterious and the plaintive. Hunkpapa deftly intertwines our own American mythology with those things about which we care most. Hunkpapa is complemented by an array of notable guest artists, including members of the renowned Gospel Hummingbirds, who practically sanctify the gospel-infused Satchel’s Fastball. Also on hand is Bay Area guitar great Chuck Prophet, Steve Bowman (ex-Counting Crows) on drums,and Myron Dove (ex-Santana) on bass. “...Halford’s storytelling talents are obvious, almost a Hemingway armed with a blues guitar.” DIRTY LINEN

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