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The Listening Booth

Halley Neal, Julie Derrick & Marissa Levy (Album Release)

3 Singer/Songwriters in the round! Join our Chief Roadie (Marissa Levy) and 2 of her favorite singer/songwriter friends (Halley Neal & Julie Derrick) in a magical night of songwriting and storytelling in the round. Also Marissa will be releasing her new album officially that night!

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Halley Neal, Julie Derrick & Marissa Levy (Album Release)
Halley Neal, Julie Derrick & Marissa Levy (Album Release)

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

The Listening Booth, 35000 Midway Outlet Dr, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA

About The Event

Halley Neal is a folk singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin, Halley’s sound combines inspirations of classic folk music and modern day singer-songwriters and her live shows center on themes of positivity and peace.  

Graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019, Halley was chosen from the graduates to perform a song at Berklee’s Commencement Concert at Agganis Arena. The concert honored the 2019 Berklee honorary doctorates, Missy Elliot, Justin Timberlake, and Alex Lacamoire, who all attended the show. In her final semester at Berklee, Halley collaborated with artist Plot Twist and her former band Rose & Kennedy to write and release a single called “Lover” which shortly after gained notable traction on Tik Tok. Since it’s release in July 2019, the song has gained over 27 million streams and has seen global acclaim with covers and Tik Toks of the song posted by people from all over the world.  

Shortly after graduating from college, Halley moved to Nashville, TN where in her first few months, she was a chosen finalist for “Nashville Rising Song,” a premiere songwriting competition. In Nashville, Halley also hosts house concerts in her backyard bringing together a community of independent musicians. In 2020, Halley became an official Guild Guitars artist, and performed a set of original music at the 2021 NAMM Show with Guild. She is also one of the first artists to participate in Guild’s “Factory Sessions” YouTube series, where she performed an original set of songs live in the Guild Guitars factory in Oxnard California. In 2022, Halley was selected as one of the 10 finalists for the Planet Bluegrass Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter Showcase and performed on the main stage of the festival. Currently, Halley tours nationally to house concert and listening room venues.  

Halley’s debut self-titled record was released on June 4th, 2021. Halley Neal blends sounds that Neal picked up throughout her time studying at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music, as well as in the city she now calls home, Nashville, TN. The record includes a collaboration with artist Plot Twist and her former band, Rose & Kennedy, in an acoustic version of their song “Lover,” and another which was produced by guitarist for Zac Brown Band and former John Mayer co-writer and producer, Clay Cook.  

Halley released her second album, "Beautiful and Blue" on September 30th, 2022. She made the record while grieving the loss of her grandmother to dementia. Dedicated to her Gram, on “Beautiful & Blue” Neal discovers the joyful parts within sorrow. Her recent sound blends effortless layered vocals with Americana production, and is deeply rooted in ideas of positivity and peace with a throwback to classic folk production.

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Julie Derrick is a folk singer songwriter from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. With a little bit of soul and a lot of bit of Americana, Julie is a storyteller. Lacing her raw soaring vocals with acoustic guitar, Julie believes in the unifying power of music.

Julie began her love of music while singing harmonies with her two sisters. She went on to become a music major at the University of Virginia with a concentration in flute. Julie spent a decade playing music up and down the West Coast, earning herself accolades and polishing her craft. She moved back East and became the mother of three children as well as a successful small business owner.

Recently she has rekindled her love of performance and songwriting. She is a regular at The Listening Booth, an all original music venue in Lewes, Delaware and she sings on her hippie church praise team. She is also a regular at the Rocky Mountain Song School and studies songwriting with Bonnie Hayes.

Julie is currently working on her first full-length album and planning tour dates.

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Marissa Levy is a singer/songwriter from Lewes, DE (formerly Brooklyn, NY) with a big voice, clever lyrics and catchy melodies. Her songs are deeply personal yet universally relatable.

She began her career playing gigs while attending New York University and played with a multitude of artists including Matt Nathanson, Gavin Degraw, Lisa Loeb and Ron Pope.

She made her first two albums with acclaimed producer David Perlick Molinari (Deirdre and the Dark, Savoir Adore & French Horn Rebellion).Her third album, 63 Songs About Joe (produced by Mike Viola of the Candy Butchers, The Major Labels, Get Him to the Greek and That Thing You Do!) received many accolades and air play.

She is currently working on her fourth album with singer/songwriter Cliff Hillis (The Orchestra, Patty Smyth & Scandal).

Her songs can be heard on various television shows and movies and was featured on the Kroll Show on Comedy Central.

In addition to her own music career, Marissa is deeply passionate about original music and promoting other artists. It is with this spirit that she opened her own music venue, The Listening Booth in Lewes, Delaware in 2023.

Tickets

  • General Admission

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
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  • VIP

    Ticket includes free drink, priority seating and swag

    $45.00
    +$1.13 service fee
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