With an unapologetic embrace of the twang, 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.  From Red Rocks to rodeos, the Fillmore Auditorium to the back of a flatbed truck, to Prairie Home Companion, Kate Wolf Festival, and performing arts centers, Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams deliver an unforgettable and original night of American music.

On the band’s 6th studio recording, Hard Core Broken Heart (Oct 25, 2018), there's something for every country fan on your block. It is also the first album to enlist outside producer, Bill Kirchen. Known the world over from his seminal work with Commander Cody in the '60s and '70s, his time recording and touring with the likes of Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Link Wray, and his current standing as an Austin guitar hero. The album also features special appearances by Mollie O'Brien singing and Bill on guitar.

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.



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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
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams are without a doubt one of my favorite bands to have play at the Inn. They always pack the place with a smiling, dancing die-hard crowd. And they take that crowd for a ride where no other country band would dare go.
— Brian Finn, Owner and Talent Buyer, Gold Hill Inn
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
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