HENRY'S FUNERAL SHOE - Donkey Jacket digipack - CD
"A raw, fuzzed-out, garage-boogie attitude and a riff-o-rama sensibility. Their sound can be heavy as a 2000 lb. budgie, menacing as a back-alley swaying drunk, and when they crank up the riffing or let rip with some high-octane slide, it's as transporting as anything by post-Mississippi Fred McDowell". - PopMatters
. Following on from a highly-praised debut, South Wales duo Henry's Funeral Shoe unleash their distinctive punk-energy-blues-drenched-rock 'n' roll, on second album "Donkey Jacket". With their incendiary guitars and hard rock-like energy, fans of Radio Moscow, Left Lane Cruiser, and The Black Diamond Heavies will find much to like in Henry's Funeral Shoe. The duo has shared the stage with classic acts such as The Groundhogs, and Status Quo, and will soon be playing with Ten Years After.
Comprised of brothers Aled and Brennig Clifford, this second offering evokes images of the Deep South, rather than the Welsh Valleys from which they hail.
"Donkey Jacket" features a number of guest appearances from a plethora of acclaimed musicians, including long time Van Morrison collaborator John "Ned" Edwards on harmonica, slide guitar and mandolin, Pete Hurley of legendary 70s Welsh band Lone Star on bass, and Justin Beynon of the Broken Vinyl Club tinkling the ivories.
Taking its name from the coat worn by Welsh miners, "Donkey Jacket", is a collection of rousing numbers ranging from the hard-hitting 'Love Is A Fever', 'Dog Scratch Ear' and 'Anvil & Chains', to their contrasting softer side on acoustic-driven tracks 'Heart on Fire' and 'Across The Sky'.
Henry's Funeral Shoe recorded the album in Wales with Tim Hammill at the helm, whilst mixing duties were undertaken by Jim Diamond (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Go) in Detroit.