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Halley Neal is a folk-pop singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019, Halley was chosen from the graduates to perform a song at Berklee’s Commencement Concert at Agganis Arena. The concert honored the 2019 Berklee honorary doctorates, Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Lacamoire, who all attended the show. In her final semester at Berklee, Neal collaborated with artist Plot Twist and her former band Rose & Kennedy to write and release a single called “Lover,” which shortly after gained notable traction on Tik Tok. Since its release in July 2019, the song has gained over 27 million streams and has seen global acclaim with covers and Tik Toks of the song posted by people worldwide. In 2020, Neal became an official Guild Guitars artist and performed a set of original music at the 2021 NAMM Show with Guild. She is also one of the first artists to participate in Guild’s “Factory Sessions” YouTube series, where she performed an original set of songs live in the Guild Guitars factory.
Beautiful & Blue
Release Date: September 30, 2022
Halley Neal announces the release of her folk album, Beautiful & Blue, on September 30. Neal made the record while grieving the loss of her grandmother to dementia. Dedicated to her Gram, on “Beautiful & Blue” Neal discovers the joyful parts within sorrow. Read more
Halley Neal’s story couldn’t be told without also telling the story of her grandmother, “Gram,” by her side.
Neal grew up in a family that encouraged her to push forward, doing the thing that made her happiest. That thing was music. And one of those people was Gram.
The first time Neal performed on stage was in the first grade talent show at her elementary school - and Gram was there. Neal says, “She came to every single talent show after that. Every musical, every performance. Everything!” While Neal attended elementary school, Gram encouraged her parents to enroll her in music lessons. At the beginning of high school, when Neal started to gig, Gram took it upon herself to buy a full-fledged sound system that would be used for all her bar gigs and shows beyond bar gigs. Neal used that system through college and only recently traded it in for an upgrade.
“Drawing on the influence of giants like The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, and Fleetwood Mac.”
Aug 12 - Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriters Showcase - Lyons, CO
Aug 13 - Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Wildflower Pavilion Stage - Lyons, CO
Sept 8 - Private House Concert - Palm Harbor, FL
Sept 9 - Coastal Lifestyle House Concert - Dunedin, FL
Sept 11 - Coconut Cabana House Concert - St. James City, FL
Sept 20 - Music My Mother Would Not Like - Virtual Show
Sept 30 - The Buttonwood Tree - Middletown, CT (album release show)
Oct 1 - Acousticool House Concert - Bristol, CT
Oct 2 - The Big E | E Stage - Springfield, MA
Oct 8 - Wolf Howl House Concert - St. Petersburg, FL
Oct 9 - Concerts at Our Home House Concert - Largo, FL
Oct 28 - Big View House Concerts - Westcliffe, CO
Oct 30 - Pat's Place House Concert - Hot Springs, SD