We are nothing without each other...

Sometimes things in life are just weird, confusing and often the pressures to simply exist can be overwhelming.  And then there are other times when life feels complete and solid, focussed, direct and full of love and positivity.  Mostly I…

Fan - what is in a word?

What is a ‘fan’? 

I have spent a fair bit of time debating the word “fan” and trying to understand my relationship with this word.  I think the first time I considered myself a ‘fan’ was with the musician Ozzy

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Finding inspiration through the doldrums...

There are days I feel like nothing is happening.  There is no forward momentum and the cycle of the day repeats, almost to the minute, with a terrifying same-ness that leaves me often uninspired.  And I work through, as well…

Broadening the horizon...

I want to say thanks from the bottom of my heart for the folks who have helped to sustain my life in music for so many years.  There used to be a time when the Record Companies covered a lot…

Fall 2020 Allison Update... baby steps still

For those of you who have been hanging around for the last few years, I assume you're up to speed.  For those of you newcomers, thanks for coming by and I will bring you up to speed on a journey…

The Storey House Project - Welcome.... 

OK folks.  I have made a decision.  Welcome to the “Storey House Project” where I will share the creation of this upcoming album in various stages. I had hoped, as I began typing, that the words and the strategy for…

Much Music Snow Job '95 - The Watchmen All Uncovered

Sammy's Hair, wow.  Man that bass sounds great.  Nice bright new strings on a P bass through an Ampeg... always a win.

I remember loving that shirt.  Not sure what I was thinking.  It looks like a blanket with buttons.

New Song, New Day, and some words on songwriting...

I have been getting messages these days from other songwriters regarding the craft of songwriting.  On Wednesday night I played a brand new song tentatively titled "Old Dog." It takes a lot of writing for me to get a song…

Why Whiskey Wednesday???...

Ten years ago in October I started what would become one of my most cherished recurring events, Whiskey Wednesday.  Back then, The Stinking Rose was on a Wednesday night, a quiet place for me to have a drink when…

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Summer's End - John Prine is a repeated request

I cannot tell a lie.  Well I can, but I try not to.  Well I stretch the truth and use hyperbole more than I should.  Perhaps it comes from growing in in a story telling culture where the added detail…