Jacob Haller

Music | Podcasts | Knitting

 


I have been a fixture of the Rhode Island music scene since 2003, and have released five CDs: 2015's Cabin Fever, 2014's Time To Break Up The Band, 2011's Circumstantial Evidence and Covers EP, and 2009's Mistaken Identity. I'd love to play at your bar, coffeehouse, party, or other event, either solo or with a band -- get in touch if you're interested!

More information about my music and upcoming shows can be found on my music website.


Bands


August 2016-present: Guitarist, vocalist, and occasional washboard player in the Too Tight Jug Band.

July 2003-present: Co-frontman of The Killdevils with Chris Monti. We were nominated for 'Best Roots Act' in the Providence Phoenix in 2012 and 2011.

June 2012-2013: Jacob Haller & the Silent Treatment. Wrote music for the band, also sang and played acoustic guitar and keyboards. Band members: me; Joe Auger, drums & mandolin; Matt Everett, violin and accordion.

September 2010-May 2012: Jacob Haller & the Running Commentary: Wrote music for the band, also sang and played acoustic guitar and keyboards. Also in the band: Joe Auger, drums & mandolin; Natalie Markward, electric guitar. We were nominated for 'Best New Act' in Motif Magazine in 2012.

August 2009-December 2010: Played keyboards in the Double Decker Dance Band, an afro-beat/dance band led by Joseph Paye of Liberia. During this time we played various Rhode Island music festivals, had members of the Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars sit in with us, and backed up Sierra Leone performing artist Steady Bongo at his shows in Providence.

September 2008-December 2009: Co-led electric version of the Killdevils. Me: keyboards, vocals / Chris Monti: electric guitar, vocals / Jeff Keithline: upright bass / Matt McLaren: drums

December 2004-July 2005: Played keyboards in a hip-hop band fronted by Mr Bodega (Josh Padilla) with Chris Monti (guitar), Ed Demille (percussion), and Francis Brennan (bass).


Other Musical Activities and Accomplishments


In April of 2017, I wrote a theme song for the 'Arthur, Mommy, Movie Time' podcast.

I booked and hosted a stage at the Providence Folk Festival in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for the Rhode Island Songwriters Association.

In 2016, my song 'Relatively Human' was featured in a soundtrack listing for Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells's webcomic 'Skin Horse', and was used in the video for the kickstarter for the sixth collection of Skin Horse comics.

In September 2013, I started my 'Tell Me About Your Song' project, in which I interview songwriters about a song they wrote and post the edited audio online and as a podcast. As of August 22 2016, I had released 70 episodes.

In July 2013, I was asked by the Friends of Anne Hutchinson to perform at a celebration of Portsmouth, RI's 375th anniversary.

In May 2013, my video/song 'gchat blues' won Charter TV's "WooTube" contest, which features music and comedy videos from performers in central New England; the video ultimately came in second place for WooTube's 'Video of the Year' contest for 2013.

In March 2013, I was the opening act at a sold out show at the John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse in Worcester, MA, and played to about 180 people.

In January 2013, I acted as the host for 'A Gathering of Fiddlers & Fishermen', a sold-out annual event with over 20 performers and over 200 audience members at Common Fence Point Community Hall.

In 2011, my song 'The Ballad of Anne Hutchinson' was selected to be performed as part of a show celebrating Providence, RI's 375th anniversary, and it was also included on the related 'Singing About Providence' CD released the same year.

I've been a frequent performer in the Empire Revue, a popular monthly cabaret show at AS220, since my first performance in February 2007.

I hosted an open mike at the Everyman Bistro every Monday from March to October 2010.

I appeared on 'An Hour With Bob', a local talk show, in November 2011.


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