Hali Hammer is an award winning singer-songwriter who is experienced at playing in varied styles and settings. Aside from writing and performing her own songs, she is a founding member of Occupella, which plays at political rallies and causes, is the bass player and a vocalist in Jump-In (which performs "folk & oldies - don't say it too fast) sings with The ReSisters (a trio performing political parodies as well as their originals) and with her partner Randy Berge as a duo.
Moving to the Bay Area from her native New York she joined Freedom Song Network in 1985. She became active in the San Francisco Folk Music Club (she is currently the Vice President) and was the coordinator of the 2003 Berkeley Free Folk Festival. Hali created and produced Sing Out for Earth Day, a video montage of 33 groups across the nation singing This Land Is Your Land on April 22, 2012. It debuted at a screening in SF that July 14th on the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birthday, and is on You Tube. Hali is on the Save the Berkeley Post Office Committee which is now saved! The group is now organizing for the struggle to keep the national post office system going. She also works on the El Cerrito Free Folk Festival and the Great Labor Arts Exchange song contest committee.
Hali has four CDs: “Eclectic Circus”, “I Refuse To Believe”, “Gypsy-O”, and “The Best of Hali Hammer”, and is working on a new one entitled “Days of My Life” (which will be out after Covid shelter in place when she can work with others on post-production).