Helen is a wandering minstrel archaeologist. No really, she is. Born and raised in upstate New York, Helen has been a backpacking instructor in Wyoming, an archaeologist around the world, and now she’s a singer-songwriter based in NYC. She enjoys long walks through the wilderness while looking for artifacts, making music with lovely people, and talking about herself in the third person.
Helen started playing cello when she was four. Well, her parents made her do it – they thought it would teach her to sit still and be quiet for at least five minutes. While the ‘quiet’ part of it didn’t really happen, she did become pretty good at the whole music thing. But it wasn't until the winter of 2013 that Helen - fresh out of college and realizing that she did not, in fact, have everything figured out - finally picked up a guitar, and started to write her own songs.
Throughout 2014 – while she was working as an archaeologist in Christchurch, New Zealand – Helen documented her journey through lyrics and melodies. In January 2015, she moved to Brooklyn to record her debut EP, 'Kaikoura', and her debut full album, 'The Lovely Days'. Both her EP and album are now available on iTunes, Spotify, and the gazillion other places you can buy or stream music!
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