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"Henry's Rifle is a vibrant blast of roots music, both fresh and earthy."
“Voted #3 solo artist in Metroland Readers Poll 2012”
“Henry's Rifle kicked off the night in fine fashion playing some of the most aggressive Americana/roots-infused punk heard in quite some time.”
“HENRY’S RIFLE John Alfred’s one-man band hammers out raw Americana playing mostly banjo along with harmonica, guitar, heaps of foot-stompin’ and plenty roots-drenched howling. Alfred’s messy mix of blues, country, folk and hillbilly can be raucous or surprisingly sublime. Whether taking the banjo for a pleasant stroll or strumming it into a runaway train, the harp whistling along, this is backcountry music that’s at home anywhere Alfred hunkers down and straps on the strings. ”
"If I was you and that banjo was my girlfriend,....well she would be one happy gal."
"Local Country Dirtcore Favorite"
"Henry’s Rifle will celebrate the CD with a full-band set at 8pm on Saturday at Valentines, sharing the stage with infamous Texas one-man-band Possessed by Paul James"
"Henry’s Rifle’s self-titled EP is a collection of fire ‘n’ brimstone country-blues that conjure up the ghosts of America with a scorched holler and a battered six-string banjo."
"Speaking of Albany, the one-man country blues artist who goes by the moniker Henry's Rifle will be debuting an EP in a concert at Valentine's on Saturday."
"...Gothic Americana gone wild."