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Halley's Playlist

by Halley Elwell

I got my start singing in divey jazz clubs in San Francisco. As I sang countless standards by songwriting heroes of yore, I realized I wanted to say something else. I dove into Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Laura Nyro, Crissie Hynd’s work to piece together the stories I needed to tell. My evolution as a songwriter and music fan has taken me all over the map.