|Birth name||Petra Haden|
|Born||October 11, 1971 (age 51)
Manhattan, New York
|Origin||New York City|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Songwriter, Vocalist, Violinist, Tortoise owner|
Petra Haden (born October 11, 1971) is an American musician and singer.
Haden has been a member of several bands, including That Dog and the Rentals. Haden contributed violin to Weezer's cover of the Green Day song "Worry Rock," released in 2003. Haden is the daughter of the jazz bassist Charlie Haden and the triplet sister of bassist Rachel Haden (her bandmate in That Dog) and cellist Tanya Haden (married to singer and actor Jack Black).
In August of 2000, Petra sustained severe injuries and fell into a coma following a car accident in Venice, California, breaking several ribs, her pelvis, and nearly losing an eye. Doctors inserted a permanent metal rod in her right leg. Her hospital stay and subsequent physical and cognitive rehabilitation therapy resulted in a successful recovery, but incurred significant medical bills. As Haden lacked medical insurance, the music community coordinated a string of benefit concerts to aid in her recovery and medical costs. These benefits included performances by Beck, Tenacious D, Petra's brother Josh Haden (Spain), Stephen Perkins, The GoGo’s, Vincent Gallo, Sean Lennon, Miss Murgatroid, and others. A double 7"-vinyl benefit record was released by Vegas Records in 2003, including exclusive tracks by Weezer, Phantom Planet, Ben Kweller, and AM Radio. Haden recovered and was back to work recording music by 2003.
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The following consists of albums for which Haden receives primary musicianship credit, whether in her own name or as a member of a band. The list does not cover all albums on which Haden has appeared.
|1994||That Dog||Vocals, violin, composer
As a band member: production, mixing, art design
|1995||That Dog||Vocals, violin.
As a band member: arranging, recording, mixing, design/art direction
|1995||The Rentals||Vocals, violin||Maverick Records|
|1996||Solo release||Vocals, instrumentation, arrangement, composition||W.I.N. Records|
|1997||That Dog||Vocals, violin, strings
As a band member: co-production
|1999||The Rentals||Vocals, violin||Warner Records|
|1999||with Miss Murgatroid||Violin, mandolin, vocals, additional production, piano (credited as "occasional")||W.I.N. Records|
|2004||with Bill Frisell||Vocals, violin, composition, arrangement||Songline/Tone Field Productions|
|2005||Solo release||Vocals, arrangement, recording, mixing||Bar/None Records|
|2008||with Miss Murgatroid||Vocals, viola, violin, producer||File Under: Music|
|2008||with Woody Jackson||Vocals[clarification needed]||DashGo[clarification needed]|
|2012||with Bill Frissell, Paul Motian, Thomas Morgan
Bandleader: Paul Motian
|Vocals||Winter & Winter|
|2013||Solo release||Vocals, arrangement||Anti-|
|2014||The Haden Triplets||Vocals, arrangement||Third Man Records|
|2016||with Jesse Harris||Vocals, violin||Sunnyside Records|
|2016||with Mark Kozelek||Vocals, composition||Caldo Verde Records|
|2019||with Salamander||Vocals, violin, composition||Bodan Kuma Recordings|
|2020||The Haden Triplets||Vocals, arrangement||Trimeter Records|
|2020||with John Zorn, Jesse Harris||Vocals||Tzadik Records|
Haden was part of a short-lived project with Tom Grimley in the early 90's, which released two extended play's.
- Hochman, Steve. "A Mixed Bill, but a Common Cause" Los Angeles Times. 28 November 2000. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2000-nov-28-ca-58003-story.html