Friday, January 10, 2020

New Website! You need to re-sign up for the Email Newsletter!

Happy New Year Folks!
    Super excited that I'm relaunching an all-new with a fresh new design and more information about all my super skills; music and videos, session singing, radio, writing, admin help for artists and musicians, house cleaning, house and pet sitting - and more.  To stay in tune with all my upcoming adventures, you need to RE-SIGN UP for my email newsletter at:
where you'll get monthly or so updates on what I'm up to, and when I might be playing a show in your town, or working on other projects.
Really appreciate you being along for a ride in the TEN years since I built my original website - be sure to keep up on what comes next!
Thanks so much! Allison

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Border City Roots "Fireside" Radio Hour Christmas Eve on CJAM!

Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings from back down here at the farm in Southern Ontario... things here on have been a little quiet lately... I'm working on a whole new redesign of the website for 2020, so stay tuned... if you're on my Newsletter list, you may need to re-sign up when I launch the new site, I'll keep you posted.

Although I'm no longer hosting a regular program on CJAM, they've given me the best holiday gift of two hours of radio time for my annual "Fireside" Christmas Radio Hour! I'll be broadcasting live from my secret snow-covered in the woods on Christmas Eve, December 24th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Two Hours) on CJAM 99.1fm
Hope you can join me by the Fireside on Christmas Eve through the magic of radio!
Merry merry and all the best to 2020!

Friday, September 6, 2019

New Chapter Begins...

September is here and change is in the air... writing from here in Kitchener where I'll be carving out a new chapter looking for work, scaling back on music but will have the occasional performance around the local area... said farewell to Border City Roots on CJAM at the conclusion of the summer and a bittersweet send-off to Merle my Supervan.  Will miss Windsor/Essex but looking forward to new adventures!
Coming up on Sunday, September 15th, I'm teaming up with Sara Rose Hebert  for a backyard house concert in Kitchener... email for location information!

Stay tuned for a refresh here on - new photos and more information coming in the next few weeks!
Keep me posted on work and places to live in the Kitchener area!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Last Chance To Dance...

Last half of July came and went quickly with visits to Kitchener and London, including great times with Dan Belgue and Northland Rail Service, Home County weekend, and more!  Had a few bumps in the road with the theft of my purse and tremendous thanks to those who chipped in on a short go-fund me to help with expenses.  Feeling the love!
Coming up August 2nd and 3rd I'm headed over to Pelee Island for the Unplugged Music Festival, where I'll be hanging out and joining in on Ron Leary's songwriters' circle. Excited to see Daniel Romano and Suzie Vinnick as part of the stellar lineup!  

I'm camping for a week on the island before I hop over to Kingsville to do some stage hosting at the Kingsville Folk Music Festival! August 9th-11th, lineup includes favourites Danny Michel and yes - The Milk Carton Kids!

Last Chance To Dance! I only have four more gigs until the end of the summer when I'll be taking a huge break from performing to focus on work searching in Kitchener as I take a bold step into a new chapter.  Catch me while you can!

Friday, August 9th - Pelee Island Winery Pavilion with The Assembly Line, 4 to 8pm, then 8pm to 10pm for the Jet Express event!
Friday, August 23rd - Pelee Island Winery Pavilion with Karen Morand, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, August 24th - Pelee Island Stone & Sky Quarry Series
Sunday, August 25th - Art By The River, Amherstburg, 3:30 to 4:30 near the ice cream!
See you on Pelee Island!!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Back home on the farm for a few days with more great music on the horizon this summer with concerts in Windsor and London to round out July!
Friday, July 12th, I'm back at Taloola in Walkerville teaming up with my pal String Bone from Stratford for an hour of duo songs - 8:00pm sharp, 396 Devonshire in Windsor, Pay What You Can.

Really excited about a Garden Concert featuring a Permaculture tour in London at the home of Becky Ellis and her amazing family! Sunday, July 28th in London in the Byron neighbourhood.  Tour starts at 3:00pm and the concert begins at 4:00pm with the full Assembly Line plus our pal Dan Belgue! This concert is OPEN to the public - email me or for location and reservation info!

I'm also popping in for a show at the Richmond Tavern in London on July 27th with Dan Belgue, Northland Rail Service and Dan Henshall - it will be epic - don't miss this!
Had a blast again this year at Old School Bluegrass Camp - had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with The Barrel Boys, Joey Wright & Ivan Rosenberg - here's a video of Cold Rain And Snow!

More on the horizon in August:
Friday, August 9th - Pelee Island Winery Pavillion
Saturday, August 24th - Pelee Island Quarry 'Fall' Fair
Sunday, August 25th - Art By The River, Amherstburg

See you out in the sunshine for all these summer gigs!

Monday, June 10, 2019

All Our Emergencies - New Video, June shows!

June rolls in with a new video for "All Our Emergencies" filmed by the folks at Windecker Road Films in Cayuga, Ontario.  The live video was filmed as a "Film It Yourself" video workshop experience, shot and recorded by film-makers in training.  Watch it on Youtube here:

Lots of music happening in late June with two shows in London:
Friday, June 21st I'll be playing a set with Dan on Mandolin from 4pm to 6pm in Victoria Park at the London International Food Festival!
And the following week on Friday, June 28th I'll be doing an intimate solo concert at Brown & Dickson Bookstore, starting at 7:00pm, BYOB, $10.00 at the door, bring a chair or pillow!
And then I'm off to Old School Bluegrass Camp for a week of music, learning, friendship, food and camping in beautiful Prince Edward County.  I'm back again this year as Camp Assistant helping out Jenny Whiteley and the crew!
Stay tuned for more summer shows:
Friday, July 12th at Taloola in Windsor with String Bone
Sunday, July 28th in London - Garden Concert with the Assembly Line
Friday, August 9th at Pelee Island Winery Island Pavilion
Saturday, August 24th on Pelee Island as part of the Stone & Sky Quarry Series
See you all out there in the sunshine!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Summer is fast approaching - and I'll be out gigging and adventuring again as we ease into the sweet summer season.

Thursday, May 23rd ~ Carrots N' Dates, Walkerville, Windsor, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Sunday, June 2nd ~ Art In The Park, Windsor, 3:00pm to 5:00pm * just added 11:00am to 1:00pm
Friday, June 7th ~ Mill Street Market, Leamington, 6:45pm with The Assembly Line
Saturday, June 8th ~ Rino's Kitchen, Windsor, 8:00pm to 10:00pm outdoors weather permitting

Friday, June 21st ~ London Food Fest, Victoria Park London, 4:00pm
Friday, June 28th ~ Brown & Dickson Bookstore Concert, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, $10.00

then I'm off to Old School Bluegrass Camp up in Prince Edward County as your camp assistant, where I'll be doing 'morning announcements', hosting the lunchtime open mic and song circles and coaching the band labs - it's a great week of music, friendship, food, and camping! Check it out:

Here's a video from The Green Bean Cafe / GBCB in Windsor with The Assembly Line:
Tennessee Whiskey:

Been adding more videos from this show as well as our concert at Arrowwood Farm on my Youtube Channel -

See you out in the sunshine!