Autumn in Halifax


autumn in halifax is the quiet guitar and voice of new york native david merulla. interspersed with delicate instrumentals that also include keyboards and singing saw he tells cinematic stories of birds, avalanches, water, hearts and silence with a haunting mixture of tradition and sometimes experimental aesthetic.

additional recording and live players include or have included:

  • william d.doucette- multi-instrumentalist, drums and keyboards) (recording & live)
  • dan wise- bass (recording)
  • zack wentz- drums (recording)
  • matt strachoda- piano,lap steel (recording)
  • andy gilmore-guitar (live)
  • chad oliveiri- guitar,laptop programming (live)
  • joe tunis- drums (live)
  • chris reeg- bass (live)
  • amber coffman- guitar,vocals, drum programming (live)
  • will veeder- guitar- (live)
  • kelli shay hicks- violin,vocals,autoharp (live)


David Merulla - guitar, vocals, effects    

Autumn in Halifax Releases


  • City Newspaper

    by Saby Reyes-Kulkarni

    Cover story excerpt Rochester City Weekly (OCTOBER 26, 2005)A brisk wind blows through David Merulla's musicAt times, he inhabits his own music with such a gentle touch that he may as well be a ghost himself. His playing also moves forward...
  • City Newspaper

    by Chad Oliveiri

    just might be the best we have to offer, plaintive vocals + delicate guitar coalesce in traditional song forms that still manage to draw upon all manner of atmospherics- all sinewy and strained, Merulla's voice serves him well, where words spin...
  • San Diego City-Beat

    never short on musical talent, autumn in halifax has created a smart rendition of low key pop with guitar strums and vocal shakiness just long enough to enjoy. don't expect to play this at a party, lay down, light a...