Halle is originally from Kentucky, now living in California. Her love of
music and the violin began when she was four years old after finding an old
violin in a closet at her grandmother's house. Halle's bio says, "it was
love at first sight", and she "begged" her parents for lessons until they
agreed. Sensing how committed Halle was to music, her parents sought out the
"area’s finest teachers" to instruct her. Halle's talent and dedication
materialized when she became the youngest student of Louisville Symphony’s
Concert Master at the age of 8.
She studied songwriting with the Head of Composition at the University
of Kentucky in her teens. She played many styles of music, "from classical
etudes to traditional fiddle tunes to Madonna covers." Halle moved to Los
Angeles in her early 20s in pursuit of her musical dreams, "where she broke
into the music scene by absorbing as many experiences as possible." She
became a session musician and works with "some of Los Angeles’ finest
upcoming talent." February 2011 marks the launch of Halle's
first CD, "
Pretty Girl" - Read
Halle's CD Press Release (PDF)
The Write Stuff - Local Musician to Release Debut Album
violinist and singer Halle Ford’s debut album, “Pretty Girl,” to be released
next month, combines “catchy, sing-along lyrics” with violin melodies.
The progression of songs mirrors Ford’s journey from a naive young girl
to a woman who masters her own voice.
Ford discovered her passion for music at age 4 when discovering an old
violin in her grandmother’s closet. At 8 she was studying with a symphony
concertmaster and later studied songwriting at the University of Kentucky.
Ford's initial arrangements for “Pretty Girl” involved a string quartet
and voice, and musician and producer Matt Ford then added guitars, bass and
programmed drums to the equation."
~ Laguna Beach Independent
Halle Ford is a Pretty Girl
"Norwegian-influenced fiddle coming by way of Louisville, Kentucky: must be
Halle Ford, whose spiky violin playing underlies this ambitious piece of
pop. “Pretty Girl” has a KT Tunstallesque marriage of traditional and pop,
swapping out the guitars for that all important violin and bow. Taken from
the album of the same name, the song is rumbunctious and compelling (and to
my ears has a near-Celtic sound, but then I always did have trouble
distinguishing my Norwegian Fiddle from my Celtic Fiddle: it got me into a
lot of trouble in Fiddle Lessons)."