Anna Hale (aka Swampwalk) is a soul-searching singer-songwriter born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Grungy guitar over gameboy basslines and beats topped with lyrics about life’s toils and beauties. Might haunt you, might inspire you, might get stuck in yr head.
Hale started their music career in 2009 writing songs and playing violin for an all-grrl band called Critter. Her song and love for manatees remains to this day. Post-Critter, Hale started a two-piece bedroom-pop folk duo called Nothing Special, which would eventually get plugged in and transform into the solo project Swampwalk.
With the release of the first Swampwalk album Sweatin’ Out the Small Stuff Hale shed her acoustic skin, picked up an electric guitar, a gameboy, and started experimenting with vocal effects and sequencing. After sweating out the small stuff, and being called sweet and cute one too many times, Swampwalk took to the task of sweating out some bigger stuff with the politically charged, loop-based album Us vs. Them.
Beyond being a songstress and composer of heartfelt melodies, Swampwalk has helped score stage and film productions, accompanied other artists in studio and on stage, and even played beats for hip-hop ciphers. This multi-instrumentalist, genre-hopping explorer will make you turn your head, and always keep you guessing.
Bring on the hell, bring on the high water. See you in the Swamps.