Halle & The Jilt

Singer / Songwriter

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HALLE PETRO is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter. She originally started her career as an actress in New York City. She appeared in a variety of different roles including recordings, regional theater, commercials, and even Saturday Night Live. She also appeared in musical theater productions.

In 2009, Petro decided to put a band together and record an album. The dynamic result is eleven original tracks which mix and match an unprecedented sound of jazz and country, blues, rock, pop and soul, pulled together by Petro’s powerful vocal presence.

“These songs are my heart, my hands, my insecurities, and my rage,” says Petro. “A lot of them were about boys, and I called the album Lucky You in homage to the ones who ever had the chance to break my heart.” Petro wrote lyrics and music, then further developed music and sound with collaborator and pianist Karen Dryer. With influence drawn from artists such as Otis Redding, Patty Griffin, and Stevie Nicks to name a few, it was sitting in the front seat of her Dad’s station wagon and listening to Motown as a little girl that widely shaped her music.

After leaving a career on Wall Street to pursue her full time career, Halle Petro has toured New England, Vermont and the Midwest, and in November was featured as part of the Powerhouse Emerging Artist Series at Boston’s famed Liberty Hotel. She can be seen with her band, The Jilt, at her Manhattan residency at Flute Lounge, and has played New York clubs such as The Living Room and City Winery. This January she opens for Jill Sobule at the famous Yoshi’s in San Francisco, as well as Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.

Petro is thrilled to play the Anthology stage during her west coast tour, she is joined by her guitarist Michael Gomez from Hazmat Modine.

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“…her self-released debut album with her NYC-based Halle & the Jilt, Lucky You, shows an artist with a unique musical innocence and lack of snobbery, one not afraid to mix her fun, curious spirit with Broadway’s trademark crispness.” – The Boston Phoenix

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