Cali Rodi and Matt Hall
Wed, Jan 16 7:00 pm
Cali Rodi: Through authentic lyrics and standout melodies, Cali Rodi’s songs tell your stories. Her story began in hometown Cave Creek, Arizona, where she landed her first gig at just 12 years old. Cali moved to Nashville to study the entertainment industry at Belmont University but now pursues her musical dreams full time. She brings her small-town roots to Music City, heavily influenced by both pop and rock. Cali is currently honing her craft, through writing and collaborating with an ever-growing network of songwriters in Nashville and Los Angeles. Recently, she signed a publishing deal with Keith Urban and Joe Fisher and is working on expanding her catalog. Cali’s work ethic is matched only by her heart; she is a musical ambassador for the TJ Martell Foundation and its fight against cancer and is a frequent performer across the country for the PGA Tour and Phil Mickelson’s military outreach initiative, Birdies for the Brave. Matt Hall: It would be a grave understatement to say Taylor Swift isn’t the biggest pop star of her generation. Whether you personally like her or not, you can’t deny that her trajectory is incredible and drive inspirational. For pop musicians both new and established, she’s someone to emulate—at least according to Los Angeles-by-way-of-Nashville artist Matt Hall. He should know. Hall is on the edge of something glorious with his new project. Though he’s keeping a lot of the details about it quiet (for now), he’s ready to unleash it to the world. “Reason to Miss You” is our first taste. It’s got all the makings of a viral hit: flirty verses, a bouncy bassline that slinks beneath Hall’s dulcet voice, and a smooth chorus. Trust you’ll be hearing this and more of Hall throughout the year. As you’ll come to learn in our latest Band Crush interview, below, this boy is just getting warmed up.