"Influenced by some of the legendary names of pop and soul, such as the Beatles, Elton John, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder, Californian Ernie Halter first began to make waves for himself with the release of his 2005 collection, Lo-Fidelity. The singer and songwriter got his start playing a small -- mostly covers -- coffeehouse gig in 1992, and was able to maintain the difficult position of being a working musician (and closet songwriter) by simply paying his dues, working on songs in his spare time, and playing in coffeehouses and smaller gigs to keep active on the scene and to sharpen his skills. Eventually, word of mouth and the Internet community on websites such as MySpace and YouTube worked in Halter's favor, and by 2007 -- and his next release, Congress Hotel (on Rock Ridge Music) -- he had built up quite a buzz, and the staunchly indie Halter could be seen touring throughout much of the United States." (Chris True All Music Guide)
Halter's subsequent releases, Starting Over (2008) debuted on the iTunes Rock Album Charts at #22, Ernie Halter Live (2009) debuted on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Album Charts at #9, and the latest release Franklin & Vermont (2010) debuted on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Album Charts at #2. Ernie Halter's 4U (2010), a free and exclusive sampler, quickly became the #1 Mp3 Album download on Amazon.com. Ernie's online fanbase has grown to 10,000+ YouTube subscribers and nearly 500,000 followers on social networking site Twitter. Halter has shared the studio and stage with pop icons such as: Neil Young, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Sara Barielles, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Hanson, Eric Hutchinson, Drake Bell, Sister Hazel, Shooter Jennings, Corrine May, and Lady Antebellum. His songs have been heard on General Hospital, Cougar Town, Army Wives, MTV's The Real World, Disney's Sonny With A Chance, and more.