Support Montana artist Halladay Quist in songwriting contest
Talented Montana musician Halladay Quist, also the daughter of well-known Montana musician Rob Quist, recently entered a song in the Guitar Center Singer/Songwriter contest. The song, titled “Whirlwind” is online here.
Instead of voting, the songwriter is judged based on views, follows and shares. If Quist receives enough of each, she moves onto the second round and will perform for a panel of qualified judges.
The winner of the contest receives the opportunity to record a 4-song EP with Don Was, a mentoring songwriting session with Colbie Caillat, $25,000 and a chance to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood, along with gear from a wide variety of respected musical brands.
In addition to taking part in the contest, Quist is in the studio working on several projects including an album with a bluegrass country band titled Days of Gold, which, according to her website is “in the vein of Mumford and Sons.”
She’s also working on an original EP featuring electric folk and country rock songs in which she performs on stand-up bass.
Halladay has performed music most of her life, with her family in “House of Quist” on tour where she’s opened for bands such as the Doobie Brothers, for the University of Montana jazz Chorale, the Jubileers, and all across Europe in places such as Hungary, Polland, and Austria.
For more information on Halladay Quist, check out her website here.