Siskiyou Music Project kicks off it’s 2016 Fall Season with vocalist Halie Loren and her group. Halie was a guest vocalist in 2014 with the New West Guitar Trio and headlined at the Britt Festival this summer for the Britt Festival Pops Concert.
Internationally-acclaimed Singer-songwriter Halie Loren has enjoyed a very busy 2015 touring behind her critically-acclaimed newest (and eighth) album Butterfly Blue, which was featured on this year’s Grammy ballot. The first thing you notice is that voice: gorgeous, graceful, and somehow earthy and ethereal at once. It is an instrument perfectly matched to the songwriting talents of the artist who channels it — Halie Loren. Her music conveys the wonders of the invisible world: wounded defiance, stubborn love, hard-earned hopefulness. Fed by the hyperborean beauty of her childhood Alaska home, Loren’s gift for discovering the playfulness, pizazz, and sensuality inherent in a lyric appeared early on. But it was her talent for turning those feelings into genre-defying original compositions — songs at once universal and deeply personal — that captured wider attention.
With purity of tone and rare interpretive prowess, she brings a fresh and original perspective to time-honored musical paths, channeling her innate understanding of connectedness across musical boundaries to forge bonds with diverse audiences in North America, Asia, and Europe.
Upon its release in Japan and Asia earlier this year, Butterfly Blue debuted at #1 Billboard on Japan’s jazz album chart, her third album to top that esteemed chart, and is currently ranked as the 9th-bestselling Jazz CD (just behind the likes of Diana Krall and Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett) on Amazon Japan for 2015. Loren’s seventh Japan tour this February with her quartet consisted of ten days, three cities, and thirteen shows, with an eight-show run at Tokyo’s famed Cotton Club. In the past three months, she returned yet again to Asia for her fourth tour of Korea and to Europe for a string of performances in Italy. Loren consistently and actively tours the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, including this year’s sold-out appearances at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, and iconic club Hugh’s Room in Toronto, Seattle’s Jazz Alley, and Yoshi’s in San Francisco, followed by tours of South Korea and Italy.