There is nothing “commonplace” about Halley Feaster.The Barnegat resident, a cellist, is known, especially on Long Beach Island for her performances, especially with keyboard artist Michael Engesser.She recently submitted her CD album “Bad Cellist,” to the judges for the Grammy Awards. Where did she get the bravado to do so? The daughter of Linda and Wayne Feaster of Ship Bottom, Halley is named after the famous comet, so a blaze of glory may not be out of the question.“Basically,” she said, “thanks to some industry credits I’ve acquired by luck, I became eligible to become a voting member of the Recording Academy. I’m still figuring out the whole process and all the benefits that come with this membership, but I was happy to find out that I could submit material for nomination consideration. Since I released my first album ‘Bad Cellist; on April 22, and the submission deadline was coming up, I thought ‘why not?’ and submitted.“I have no delusions about winning. I’ll be lucky to be nominated. But I thought this would be a great way to let industry professionals hear what I’m doing. It exposes my music to more people, which is always a good idea.”In order to… Read full this story
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