Haley Johnsen is a Portland, Oregon-born musician with a knack for genre-bending and a hard-earned career path that is uniquely her own.

Raised listening to powerhouse singers such as Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter, and Annie Lennox, her greatest inspirations become apparent in her stunning vocals, introspective lyricism, and cross-pollinated style of indie-pop, and Americana music.

Haley has the type of showmanship that is electric, earnest, and whole heartedly endearing. With or without a band, you can be sure to leave her shows with a smile on your face while whiping tears from your eyes. 

Meet Haley Johnsen, a musical maverick from Portland, Oregon.

Haley is a genre bending artist with a career path that is uniquely her own. Influenced by iconic voices like Brandi Carlile and Bonnie Raitt, Haley's vocals soar with soul in the worlds of Alt Pop and Americana.

Delving into the depths of self-doubt, the wistful beauty of nostalgia, and the resilience required to weather life's storms, Haley's songs showcase genuine songwriting prowess. Haley’s aspiration is clear: "My music is deeply personal. I can only hope that it inspires people to overcome challenges, to embrace hope, and to believe in their authentic selves."

Haley's artistic journey took flight when she reached the top 24 on American Idol Season 11 in 2012. Returning home, she crafted around 200 songs in her parents' backyard shed over three years, culminating in her debut EP, Through the Blue, in 2015. Her second EP, When You Lit The Sky, followed in 2017, alongside singles, national tours, and formative experiences with her hometown band.

As a performer, with or without a band, Haley’s passion and talent is undeniable. Touring mostly as a solo act, her powerful ‘one woman’ band has supported acts such as the sister trio Joseph, The Voice Winner Sawyer Fredericks, The Wind and the Wave, and KT Tunstall. In 2019, Haley's career soared in an unexpected way as she joined electro-pop artist Big Wild as a bassist and backup vocalist. She and the group have performed at renowned festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bonnaroo, four sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and four national tours over the last four years.

May 2019 marked the release of Haley's 12-track debut album, Golden Days, attracting acclaim and catching the attention of artist Allen Stone, who lent his vocals to her blues-driven track, 'Weekend.' In the same year, just after finishing her second European tour, Haley recorded a live acoustic album, 'London Sessions,' at the famous Abbey Road Studios

Fast forward to 2022, Haley's full-length album Goner emerged, exploring the perpetual tug-of-war between confidence and self-doubt, fear and trust. The pandemic-inspired album showcased a masterful fusion of '80s-inspired synth-pop and poignant ballads, earning praise from American Songwriter.

Haley’s upcoming EP, set to release in May 2024, is a collaboration with Austin, Texas Producer and Songwriter Dwight Baker (of Far From Saints and the Wind and the Wave). The first two singles 'That Ain't Love' and 'Falling From The Sky” released in Fall of 2023, prove that Haley is ready to embrace more of the roots that raised her.

You can catch Haley on tour this Spring as she opens for The Talbott Brothers across the U.S in support of her upcoming album. Learn more at www.haleyjohnsenmusic.com