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Meet the Writers

Nate Hall

Nate Hall was born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario. From a young age, he wanted to pursue a career in music and taught himself to play guitar and sing by impersonating his favorite artists, like Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and many others. In 2008 he met his mentor Zubin Thakkar (Shawn Mendes) and started to hone his craft as a songwriter, vocalist and entertainer. In 2013 he joined Canadian country artist Kira Isabella on the road, and has been playing guitar and singing backup in her band ever since - opening for acts like Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Old Dominion on tours across Canada. In 2017, as songwriting moved to the front seat, Nate moved to Toronto to begin building his band and songwriting team, write and record demos, and bring his own project to life. Nate was one of 7 finalists in the 2018 Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase. Most recently, Nate has been touring with Platinum recording country music duo, The Reklaws on a cross Canada tour with Dean Brody and Dallas Smith.

Julia Haggarty

London Ontario’s 2018 Country Artist of the Year, Julia Haggarty continues to chart her own course in the Canadian country music industry. A founding member of the internationally renowned a cappella group Six, she was nominated for 6 CARA awards and won "Folk Album Of The Year " in 2015. Julia has won awards for her solo work, performed as direct support for Jessica Mitchell, Paul Brandt, Jess Moskaluke and The Abrams, and has shared festival main stages with major US and Canadian acts like Dierks Bentley, Tim Hicks, Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice and more. Her passion for the community shines through her project "Hometown Songwriter Series" which supports and showcases local up-and-coming songwriters. She has garnered radio play with her singles "Overthinking You", "One Last Time" and the crossover collaboration “Get Up” feat. hip-hop artist Casper Marcus, and has been chosen as a SiriusXM feature artist. Julia is currently poised to release her new Christmas single “Don’t Tell Me It’s Christmas” for the 2019 Christmas season.

Jake Feeney

Walking the lines of soul, pop, folk, & blues - Jake Feeney injects hopeful melody over dreamy guitar and self-reflective lyrics. His debut single, "No Headlights", will be available everywhere on 11/15. 

Robyn Ottolini

If you want to get to know Robyn, listen to her music. She’s quirky and sassy enough to actually say how she feels, regardless of opinions, whether it’s polite or even if it’s proper English. She cares about what she sings; she crafts each song to say what she believes needs to be said. What has Robs done? She has played stages all over the place including the Diamonds in the Rough Showcase at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Awards. She then placed third at the Aurora Magna Hoedown competition followed by playing the 2016 Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase placing top 3. After taking a debrief and truly finding herself and her writing, Robyn released her Debut EP ‘Classic’ in February 2019 featuring her single ‘Him Problem’ that now has over 100,000 streams on Spotify alone. This got the attention of many folks and landed her a nomination for the Rising Star Award at the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards. With a new single coming in the fall, Robyn’s writing continues on it’s quirky, honest, story telling, chaotic ways. Stay tuned for the adventure that is, Robyn Ottolini.