Coming from the San Marcos singer/songwriter music scene, Haley Cole is one to watch.She takes the stage with authority and honesty, and her voice echoes through the rafters like that of a true angel.
Which is fitting, considering she learned to love singing as a child in church, and she speaks of her voice as her gift, her calling, her purpose. Her presence is nearly divine, and once she’s captivated you with her glowing voice, you begin to grasp the rawness of her lyrics. It’s obvious that this girl approaches songwriting with grit and conviction and determination, but at the same time, humility and spontaneity.
She says of her most recent album, “Illusions,” “I think that’s what’s so liberating about the album and why I’m most proud of it – we didn’t restrict ourselves or worry about a right or wrong way of doing things. What mattered was what the songs meant to me and what was the most natural way of playing them.” Authenticity and honesty are core elements of her approach to music, and “Illusions” displays her trust in the organic nature of the creative process.
Haley is both a dreamer, with her eyes set to faraway places, and grounded, fiercely committed to the mission of using music to relate to people through song. Her voice is delicate and powerful, rawness running deep through every note.
Style Notes: Whether your diva idol is Joy Williams or Mariah Carey, you’ve got to get this girl on your radar.
Show: Haley will join fellow Texan and singer/songwriter Mike Ryan at Grand Stafford Theater on Thursday, February 19th, as part of the Texas Music Pickers Singer Songwriter series. Get your tickets today for this soulful, laid back evening of fantastic song.