The new single was just released and is now available on bandcamp.
Halfblind Henry is a songwriter, singer and guitarist, deeply rooted in anglo-american song traditions. But keeping his ears open in
all musical directions, he´s always willing to leave the beaten track and take a different route.
Asked about his influences he might mention musicians as diverse as Captain Beefheart, Neil Young or Otis Redding (asked another day it may also be
The Who, Sam the Sham or Jaques Brel).
At concerts Halfblind Henry either plays all by himself or he is being accompanied by his Instabilities, a band constantly developing and expanding, a pool of genius musicians who meet in ever new constellations to make Henry´s musical visions become real. They all bring along experiences from the most different musical fields, like blues, jazz, classical, flamenco, ska, hip hop, country etc etc.
Just as versatile are the instruments: joining Halfblind Henry´s voice and guitar there often are bass, saxophone, percussion, also drums, harp, viola, violin and ... So the line-up obviously is extremely variable. Halfblind Henry solo, acoustic trio, rock band, even a small "big band", it´s all possible, depending on venue and event.
The music of Halfblind Henry & His Instabilities cannot be categorised as blues, folk, rock, jazz etc., neither can it described by overused terms such as independent, alternative or crossover. Nor is it some neo-something. This band is not about fitting in a genre or sub-genre or creating a new one, this band is about good songs and their best presentation. The lyrics ironic, meaningful or surreal, always meeting literary demands, the music down to earth, tradition-based as well as experimental, the songs will touch your mind, reach your feet and get under your skin.
See you at the next show!!!