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Heart Harbor releases benefit single “A Million Years” featuring Erin McKeown, Julia Rainer and more

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Heart Harbor | Photo by Jessica Kourkounis | courtesy of the artist | Kourkounis.com

Recording under the name Heart Harbor, local musician Kerry Hallett is well-positioned to provide songs that heal and comfort. Her newest single “A Million Years” does just that, written in response to the tragic shooting in Orlando earlier this year and benefitting GALAEI Philadelphia, a queer/Latinx social justice organization.

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The Key Studio Sessions: Heart Harbor

Kerry Hallett has come a long way since her first-ever open mic at Atlantis: The Lost Bar in 2005. The Philadelphia-based singer, guitarist, songwriter and mastermind behind Heart Harbor has bounced between cities and coasts over the past decade and change, landing on a great batch of songs and the remarkable Tender Trap EP, which came out last autumn.
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Tonight’s Concert Pick: Juliette Lewis at Union Transfer

Juliette Lewis | photo via Facebook

Singer / rocker / actress / general badass Juliette Lewis headlines Union Transfer tonight. After releasing a run of albums in the aughties with her band Juliette and the Licks, she returns this year with a new solo effort – listen to “Hello Hero” below and get tickets and information on tonight’s show here. Continue reading →

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Watch Heart Harbor perform the new “Porcelain” live

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Heart Harbor | Photo by Jessica Kourkounis | courtesy of the artist | Kourkounis.com

Heart Harbor may have been celebrating the release of their Tender Trap EP at the Tin Angel a couple weeks ago, but that didn’t stop the project of Kerry Hallett from sharing some even newer songs. The as-yet unrecorded “Porcelain” is one such song, captured that night on video by Bob Sweeney.

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Tonight’s (Non-KeyFest) Concert Picks: Heart Harbor at Tin Angel, Rene Marie at Exit 0 Jazz Fest, and Spirit of the Beehive at the First Unitarian Church

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Heart Harbor | Photo by Jessica Kourkounis | courtesy of the artist | Kourkounis.com

So, you might have heard that night two of Key Fest is tonight. If you like punk/indie rock, it’s going to be awesome. If you like good music in general, it’s going to be awesome. But, this is Philly, which means there are always plenty of other concerts going on. Here are three other concerts happening tonight. Heart Harbor is the project of Kerry Hallet. But while Hallet is grounded by a singer-songwriter character, her music is recorded with a full band and is overflowing with catchy pop hooks. Think Aimee Mann but with a more upbeat, carefree sound. Hallet just released her debut EP, Tender Trap, and will be celebrating the occasion with a show at Tin Angel. Read Hallet’s conversation with The Key here, and grab tickets to the show over at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Get to know Kerry Hallett, the Philly singer-songwriter behind Heart Harbor

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Heart Harbor | Photo by Jessica Kourkounis | courtesy of the artist | Kourkounis.com

It’s not every day that a Facebook post from a nationally-renowned musician points you to an emerging artist from your own city. Last fall, Erin McKeown raved to her fans that she was very excited about the production work she was doing with the band Heart Harbor, who hails from right here in Philadelphia.

We here at The Key immediately checked the band out, and loved what we heard. The project of Kerry Hallett hearkens back to some of the best singer-songwriters in recent memory: Brandi Carlile, Passenger, Tegan and Sara, with a Jenny Lewis-ian sense of arrangement and fearless genre hopping. Recorded with McKeown last summer in Fishtown, the Tender Trap EP boasts immaculate production and infectious tunes; they’ll stick around, and you won’t mind one bit. Continue reading →

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Download “Hating Nothing” by new Philly project Heart Harbor

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Heart Harbor | Photo by Jessica Kourkounis | courtesy of the artist | Kourkounis.com

Heart Harbor is the new project from Kerry Hallett, a long-time Philly / Portland singer-songwriter who has worked with Ali Wadsworth and members of Northern Arms. “Hating Nothing” comes to us from Heart Harbor’s debut Tender Trap EP, a collection of songs produced by Erin McKeown and recorded at Miner Street. Continue reading →

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