The alter-ego of Albany songsmith John Alfred Pipino, Henry’s Rifle is pure fire ‘n’ brimstone country-blues. With a battered six-string banjo, a scorched holler and a pair of boots stomping on an old suitcase, Henry’s Rifle conjures up heaven, hell and all the American ghosts haunting the barrooms and plow fields in between. This is real roots music in all its raucous, heartbreaking glory.
Recorded and mixed by Jason Bonafide.
Mastered by Matthew Hendershot at Well Rounded Hoodlum.
Artwork and layout by John and Jill Pipino.
Henry's Rifle is John Alfred Pipino: vocals, six-string banjo, guitars, harmonica, stompbox
Jason Bonafide: guitars, dobro, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, vocals
Mark McKenna: drums, percussion, vocals
Derek Melsheimer: bass guitar, vocals
Chris Jordan: baritone sax, alto sax, washboard, accordion, vocals
Dan Wilson: clarinet, vocals
Eric Halder: trumpet, trombone, classical guitar
Jeff Ayers: violin
Sarah Clark: Wurlitzer
Sean Fortune: upright bass