Hal Horowitz

Roots music journalist since 1994 for a variety of publications.

Hal Horowitz writer for Holler.

Roots music journalist since 1994 for a variety of publications.

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Like most music lovers my age, I got the bug from The Beatles, and still have my first picture sleeve 45 of 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.' Living in New York City as a teen allowed me to experience a wide variety of acts now considered legends. In college I was music, then program, director of my college radio station which widened my music lens substantially, and did two weekly air slots. I started writing seriously in 1994 upon moving to Atlanta, Georgia and haven't stopped since. I won Best Blues Journalist for the prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive organization in 2009 and continue to write about that genre along with country, roots based rock and what has now become known as Americana.

I have contributed to more websites and publications than I can count, many of them sadly defunct, and currently write a monthly column focused on the roots music and acts hailing from Atlanta, where I live. Thankfully, Atlanta is a hot spot for touring acts and virtually everyone plays here sometime, which makes life exciting for live music, which I love. It has been an extensive, fulfilling career, which brings new challenges every day, and one I hope continues for a long time.