Ali Harter

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Ali Harter is an American singer/songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She has played in several bands, but primarily as a solo musician over fifteen years. Harter is a veteran of the national & international music scene.

Harter’s efforts have won her contests & accolades including 2012’s Comanche Casino Idol, where she on the chance to sing with Garth Brooks’ long time guitar player, Ty England. Harter was also been awarded a Woody Guthrie Award for ‘Best New Singer-Songwriter.’

Ali has been fortunate enough to share the stage with such acts as: John Mayall, Meg & Dia, Magnolia Electric Co., Steen Train, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, War of Ages, Flee the Seen, & has shared festival billing with the likes of the Flaming Lips, Leon Russell, Ben Harper, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Amos Lee, Limbeck, The Black Crowes, Cake, Damone, as well as many others.

In 2013 Harter began recording her third record, Near the Knuckle. Due to a series of catastrophic life events, the album was shelved in 2015. Ali continued to play shows until 2017, all the while attempted the finish the project. The sudden death of her father that year resulted in a life-altering struggle with depression & drinking. The residuals of that grief were being kick off of NBC’s The Voice, numerous canceled shows, what seemed like an early retirement, and an abandoned album.

Over the next 2 years, Harter focused on family & healing. In early 2019 she announced that she and her family were on the mend, the album was back on track, and though it would most likely be her last release, it would be coming out later that year.

2020 will see Ali’s music featured in a French marketing campaign for Microsoft, the release of her last album, Near the Knuckle, a few local appearances, a regional tour to support the album, as well as many more musical, artistic, & philanthropic endeavors which have yet to be announce.