Halden Wofford & the hi*beams
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams ride out from the cutting edge cowtown of Denver, Colorado. Rootsy and real, neither revivalist nor retro, the Hi*Beams’ brand of country music is as boundless and electrifying as America itself. The band has been together for nearly 15 years with the same lineup, and with the release of their newest album Missing Link (2017), they have much to celebrate and be celebrated for.
Equal parts Hank Williams and Johnny Depp, front man Halden Wofford pours forth a potent mix of rocked-up honky tonk, western swing, Dylanesque originals and spaghetti western epics. There is no creative limit to the songwriter, illustrator, author, storyteller and singer. But Halden has met his match in the Hi*Beams. Each outrageous tale he spins is met by the whine and wail of the steel guitar, the furious double-neck electric guitar and mandolin, and the relentless thump of the upright bass and drums.
From Red Rocks to rodeos, the Fillmore Auditorium to the back of a flatbed truck, Prairie Home Companion to performing arts centers, Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams deliver an unforgettable and original night of American music.
“Halden Wofford is a poet. The tracks on his brand new project Sinners & Saints are rich, funny and poignant short stories that come all wrapped up in the amazing musical chops of the Hi Beams. There’s no fast forwarding on this CD – it’s Halden’s tour de force and was well worth the wait.” – Mollie O’Brien
“Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams’ throwback and stylish take on the honky tonk genre is a breath of fresh air amidst other wannabe retro acts. With some of the choicest players on the Front Range and a professionalism that is bar-none, the Hi*Beams landed themselves on the famed NPR show “A Prairie Home Companion” in recent years and Wofford’s distinct vocals continue to garner the band well-earned attention.” – Marquee Magazine, Boulder, CO
“On the strength of this one hour, I’d say that Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams are in the running for Best Live Country Band in America.” - John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music Magazine, Austin, TX