Autumn Sky Hall is a 25+ year veteran of the folk scene in California and now the east coast who's entranced audiences for many generations since she began writing songs at 4 years old and playing shows at 15 years old.
An early vocal jazz major, she's a part of the California music Hall of Fame (with 7 wins for Artist of the Year, Best Songwriter and Best Indie,) and has played over 5,000 shows, many to crowds in the 10,000s and had listens in the 100,000s for releases online of her music over the years. She's graced the stage at The Sundance Film Festival, opened for Manchester Orchestra at Powerhouse Pub and for Heart at Bottlerock. At The Club Car, she's got a drink named after her for playing so often.
She's played Sacramento Pride, Hotel Utah, San Francisco Music Festival, Napa Wine Festival, Holy Diver, Goldfield Ace of Spades over six times, Concerts in the Park over five times, Harlows over seven times, Chalk It Up! Art Fundraiser Festival seven times, TBD Fest, City of Trees Fest, The Sacramento Music Awards, The Napa Theater, The Blue Note, Crocker Art Museum, Davis Music Festival, Sacramento State University, Harlows, The Russ Room, Chalk It Up! and thousands of events, shows and open mics more since first starting.
Her approach to Folk, Indie and Americana makes the traditionally predictable genre shine with a new sheen all her own, reflecting the times we live in for a brand new generation of folks who, well, love folk and want to see themselves in it. Her lyrics (the most remarked upon thing in her arsenal,) comfortable crowd work on stage and emotional vulnerability are the cherry on top of a sundae already reflecting the musical foundational styles of her go to favorites (Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Patty Griffin, Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, Cat Stevens and Lucinda Williams) as well as modern heavy hitters (Brandi Carlisle, Sierra Farrell, Alison Ponthier, Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, Clairo, Cat Power, Kacey Musgraves, Tre Burt, Leigh Graham Nash, Rainbow Girls and Allison Russell) she's a fan of.
Her latest releases are being considered as her best work by far, working together with the decades of talented people she's met along the way. She released "I Woke Up," a decades long crowd favorite known by heart by many who like to sing along at shows, "My Anxious Brain & My Broken Heart" and its coinciding music video, followed up recently by "LA" and it's music video, as well.
Not to say she's been standing idly by: she's been busy recording the over 500 songs she wrote in the past two decades in her "reclamation of self" projects which seek to bring the work she was doing as a young person with lots of passion but very little connection or money to release her work, onto official recordings for the first time ever. Oh, and she's also rehearsing, booking. and writing more music. Please send tea (sort of a joke but also not, she's.a huge tea lover!)
“AUTUMN SKY HALL’s single “I Woke Up” is beautiful. Monster song” - Forever Goldrush listing their favorite tunes from 2022 in the April issue
"(Autumn Sky's) voice is on par with Joanna Newsom's poetic warble, Chan Marshall without the baggage and Jolie Holland without the Vaudevillian rain clouds. The versatility of her melodies, lyrics and talent transcend calculated gimmicks."- Andy King
"Spacewalker will be working for the first time with two of the headliners at the show but is excited to collaborate with Autumn Hall again — a performer she described as a celestial being. Hall was one of the earliest figures who inspired Spacewalker to pursue a career as a performer, showing how to really bring it in front of a crowd.
“It was just like, ‘Yo, look at this angel!’ Spacewalker recalled. “I was freaking out. Just the vocals, the stage presence and they seem so comfortable. They definitely inspired me to just really hone-in my creativity.”" - Casey Rafter
"Ruling the Alternative Indie Rock genre in Sacramento is Autumn Sky. In the two years that Autumn Sky has been a band with its current lineup, the group has been everywhere locally."
"Twenty-year-old Autumn Sky is the perennially kindhearted artist...on the brink of breaking through with her syrupy ballads, poppy rockers and seasoned showmanship. Every city needs an indie-darling chanteuse with a bright future, and Sky’s horizon is vast." - Cosmo Garvin
"The Sac 100"
"Hailing from Sacramento is Autumn Sky, a very talented up-and-coming singer. She is a big hit locally, and is now ready to capture a wider audience. With her tremendous skillset, it’s definitely going to happen." - Will Oliver