Sun, Jan 16

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The Porch

HalleyAnna Finlay Welch

HalleyAnna is a Texas singer-songwriter who has been writing and performing since she was 12 years old. She has toured with and opened shows for Todd Snider, Randy Rogers, Hayes Carll, Sisters Morales, Monte Montgomery, Steve Poltz, Robyn Ludwick, Walt Wilkins, Shelley King, and many more.

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HalleyAnna Finlay Welch

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Jan 16, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

The Porch, 129 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

About the event

HalleyAnna has been studying the art of songwriting and performance for nearly three decades. Her father, Kent Finlay, opened the legendary San Marcos, Texas singer-songwriter listening room, Cheatham Street Warehouse, birthplace for kindred spirits Terri Hendrix, Bruce Robison, Todd Snider and several others, HalleyAnna carries forward the spirit that has been embodied at Cheatham Street for decades: She writes, in the Townes Van Zandt tradition, simply "for the sake of the song." Her latest release, produced by Bill Chambers, captures her unique soul, pairing youthful edge and energy with a seasoned songwriter’s lyrical elegance. HalleyAnna has taken her original music across the great United States on numerous tours, and is excited to join Delbert McClinton and Friends on this year's Sandy Beaches Cruise 22.  Her words flow as naturally as sunlit barroom daydreams, independent spirits reaching skyward over and over throughout her new album. Consider “The Bee.”  There’s a voice out here calling me to face what I must face to see,  she sings. Not because of destiny, just the chance for what will be - and that is free. “Any time I’d go through a heartache growing up, my dad would say, ‘Well, you’ll get a good song out of it,’” HalleyAnna says. “Sure enough, I really did.” Her debut The Country suggests as much. Now, the new self-titled album confirms: HalleyAnna’s unique songs effortlessly turn darkness into light. “HalleyAnna takes a subtle approach to blowing people away with her music,” says Grammy-winning producer Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks). “She writes meaningful lyrics and her singing and guitar playing deliver her songs in grand form.” “Every song HalleyAnna writes or sings is great,” ace songwriter Walt Wilkins says. “Her voice really sends me. She’s sunshine in a beautiful package.” ​In fact, few rays shine brighter.

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