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David Halley

David Halley

Folk / Acoustic Rock / Alt.Country Austin, TX  US
Calling In The Wilderness
Calling In The Wilderness
Live and Learn
Live and Learn
Rock In My Shoe
Rock In My Shoe
Rain Just Falls
Rain Just Falls


David Halley - Rain Just Falls


  • 2014

    May 17

    Austin, TX, US | 7:00pm
  • 2014

    Mar 8

    Sunset Valley, TX, US | 4:00pm

    7 Hours of music! Lots of music to love. Our set will be a 7pm.

  • 2012

    Dec 9

    Oklahoma City, OK, US | 6:00pm

    Show Details Sun, December 9, 2012, 7:00pm Admission: $20 BUY TICKETS Performers to include Red Dirt Rangers, Samantha Crain, Susan Herndon, Monica Taylor, Greg Jacobs, Tom Skinner, Lauren Lee, David Halley, Bryon White, Terry “Buffalo” Ware, Miss Brown To You and Bob Livingston. Tickets are available at all Ticketstorm outlets and Party Galaxy locations. NOTE: Early start time! Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm

  • 2012

    Nov 17

    Oklahoma City, OK, US | 8:00pm

    “… Halley showed that he remains a master of resigned romanticism whose material deals with difficult emotions in remarkably fluid fashion. There’s something of the slow dazzle in his songwriting, a subtle understatement that never succumbs to cleverness for its own sake but expresses a depth of feeling that gives his songs resonance beyond their deceptive simplicity. Saturday’s set emphasized Halley’s folkier side… though even this setting found Halley tossing off pop hooks that would make Marshall Crenshaw envious. He could well be the best unsigned songwriter in the country, and if the music industry can’t figure a way to market him, the strength of songs such as Live and Learn, If Ever You Need Me and Dreamlife speaks for itself.” — Don McLeese, Austin American-Statesman

  • 2012

    Sep 26

    Austin, TX, US | 7:30pm

    The Austin Songwriters Group’s Songwriters in the Round featuring Bill Reid, Brian Alan, Peggy Wright, Mark Ambrose, Craig Marshall and David Halley.



Bio: Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Lubbock, Texas, David Halley now lives in Austin, Texas. Shortly after his arrival in Austin in 1983 he was featured with Townes Van Zandt, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore in "A West Texas Songwriter's Special" on the PBS series Austin City Limits.
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“%0 Country Songs Every Writer Should Know: #18 "Rain Just Falls", written by David Halley, recorded by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, released 1988. No idea why this gorgeous weeper hasn't been recorded by dozens of right thinking country artists. Could be Willie Nelson's old "sad songs and waltzes aren't selling this year" deal. In Halley's song sadness and longing are both mysteries and unavoidable truths. "It ain't on your account that I'm leaving, if I'm leaving," he writes. "Rain don't fall for the flowers, if it's falling/Rain just falls”

— Peter Cooper, American Songwriter

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