Allison Brown’s sweet, powerful singing offers a captivating invitation to follow her down lonesome railroad lines, into abandoned buildings, back in time, to high above the stratosphere as she illustrates landscapes both strange and familiar with her newest collection of songs.
Allison’s voice is experiencing an intense new elasticity as her instrument’s distinct tune and tone evolve with over twenty years of performance experience. Her endless repertoire of roots music matched with crafted originals create an unmistakable spark as she brings her truest personality to the stage in a refreshing conversation with the audience.
In concert, Allison often brings along longtime tourmate, Uncle Dan Henshall; expertly tearing through mandolin accents and solos.
Aptly coined, “The Lioness of Lanark ” for her mane-like hair and powerful vocals…Ali McCormick grew up in the Lanark Highlands just outside of Ottawa, Ontario on an off-grid hobby farm. She was drawn to music at a young age, live music around the kitchen table a common occurrence on the farm. With help and encouragement from her family she began writing songs. When it was obvious that music and songwriting came naturally, her folks chipped in for an acoustic cutaway. She brought that guitar back and forth across the country as a youngster playing open mics, coffee shops, basements, attics, around campfires and anywhere else people wanted to hear her music. After many years and many many songs, Ali has developed a musical style all of her own.
Inspired not only by the grand expanse that is Canada but also by the artists of all sorts she meets along the way, Ali continues to intrigue audiences with her honest and impassioned art form. Her lyrics reflect relationships with family, friends and places from both dark and light perspective, something that produces a variety of moods on any given set list. When Ali isn’t singing and strumming her heart out on stage somewhere she is happily living and working on a sheep farm. Other activities off the beaten track entail cat sitting, reading, writing and sleeping.