b. 1950, Oklahoma Town, Oklahoma, USA. David Halley is among the new era of Tx singer-songwriters and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely possess recorded his music (‘Rain Simply Falls’ on Gilmore’s Good & Square record and ‘Hard Livin’’ on Ely’s Musta Notta). We were young in Tx, Halley met performers such as for example Gilmore, Ely and Butch Hancock, and was shortly performing in rings in Denver and Austin. His discovery emerged in 1987 when Keith Whitley appreciated a high 10 strike with Halley’s tune ‘Hard Livin’’. From then on he teamed up with Gilmore as his music group leader. Various other commissions implemented, including spells with Nanci Griffith, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Darden Smith (playing electric guitar on his ‘Two Money Books’). He also used Syd Straw, who performed on Halley’s Stray Doggie Talk. Primarily rooted in the united states tradition, this is a strong recording of simple, immediate compositions. Much less linear and much more abstract was the belated follow-up, Broken Spell, with affects drawn from rock and roll and jazz.