Allison is a Rhode Island native singer-songwriter who is turning heads in her local music scene with heartfelt lyrics, her pure voice, and a solid serving of humor and sass. She released her debut EP, Hope, in late 2016—a 6-song collection of songs about life, family, and love, produced by Grammy-nominated Jack Gauthier of Lakewest Recording Studio in West Greenwich, RI and Nolan Quartaroli of True Music Studios in Smithfield, RI. Hope can be found on iTunes and most other major digital download sources. Lately she’s been popping up at venues such as The MET, Pomfret CT’s Vanilla Bean Cafe, and Tiverton RI’s Sandywood’s Center for The Arts. She was one of 4 finalists in the Rhode Island Songwriter Association’s 2015 Performing Songwriter Competition and a top 10 finalist in RISA’s 2017 competition, a top 10 finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival’s 2016 Songwriter Competition, and a top 3 Finalist in the Susquehanna Folk Music Society’s 30th Anniversary Songwriting Contest (2016—honorable mention). A classically-trained pianist and vocalist, Allison grew up on piano lessons and choir rehearsals, eventually choosing music as her college minor. Her influences are evident in her artistry, as her vocal and songwriting styles have been likened to traditional folk styles of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, with a Sara Bareilles vibe. Allison gives back to her community as a volunteer and board member of a RI-based nonprofit organization, RISING, which serves young adult and beginning songwriters and musicians by providing music education, mentorship, and performance opportunities. She is involved in the CREATORS expressive arts program with PeaceLove studios—a wonderful organization that’s changing the conversation around mental health by helping people create connection and peace of mind through expressive arts and storytelling. Allison is a mommy to two beautiful children and by day has a fulfilling career as a mental health counselor. Aside from music, she is a photographer, and enjoys the ocean, a comfy bed, and dropping a good F-bomb.
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