Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Halfway through my adventures working at The Pelee Island Winery Pavilion out on Pelee Island this September..been beautiful on the Island, summer weather, swimming, biking and stunning sunsets every night... and of course, wine! Looking ahead to October which brings eight super shows with Carolyn Mark on our 'Middle Eastern' Tour that brings us to Hamilton, London, Toronto (twice!), Wolfe Island, Peterborough, Wakefield and Montreal!  We'll be joined by many guests along our way including Jenny Whiteley and many more 'New Best Friends"..! Uncle Dan is with us on the road too!

Thursday, October 5th - Hamilton - The Casbah w/Jenny Whiteley, 8pm, $15.00
Saturday, October 7th - London - The Richmond Tavern w/Jenny Whiteley, 4pm, Pass The Hat
Sunday, October 8th - Toronto - The Horseshoe Hootenanny w/Jenny Whiteley, Li'l Andy, David Newberry, Tony Dekker, Lindy, Corin Raymond, Bobby Dove, Joey Wright, Kristine Schmitt, Gregory "Goose" Macdonald, Kenneth Paul Kelly and hopefully Sam Allison
Tuesday, October 10th - Toronto - The Local, 9pm, PWYC
Thursday, October 12th - Wolfe Island - TBA
Friday, October 13th - Peterborough - The Garnet w/Naomi Kavka, probably 9pm, around $10
Saturday, October 14th - Wakefield - The Black Sheep Inn - 8:30pm, $15
Monday, October 16th - Montreal - Stud'roçée w/  Lil Andy, Bobby Dove, 10,000 Horses and Allison Brown- 6545 Durocher suite 401 8pm 

Looking forward to the tour of a lifetime with Carolyn and her New Best Friends!!!
Check it out - http://carolynmark.com/  
In the meantime, loving the unique natural beauty of Pelee Island - here's some photos!
Allison
Monarch Migration on Pelee Island

Walking to work snack at the Winery

Pelee Island's Historic Lighthouse

Striking Sunsets on the West Coast of Pelee Island

Sunday, August 27, 2017

August is trailing off and cool breezes are in the air - bringing along Uncle Dan to round out the summer with a mini-tour with my pal Ali McCormick, and the Shelter Valley Folk Festival!

We kick off the mini-tour with a stop in Guelph at The Cornerstone for a Wednesday night show on August 30th with our pal Max Marshall - don't miss this first time quartet appearance! PWYC, 9:00pm!  Ali, Dan and I go from there to a special house concert at Amherst Island's Topsy Farms on Thursday, August 31st - email for details allisoncbrown@yahoo.com.

Labour Day weekend brings us to the Shelter Valley Folk Festival near Cobourg where I'll be doing some stage hosting through the day and singing a few songs!  It's the finale of the 13 year festival history so be sure to be there!

Holiday Monday, September 4th brings us to The Old Church Theatre in Trenton/Quinte for an afternoon concert beginning at 2pm! Perfect way to wrap up your Shelter Valley weekend just 35 minutes on your way to Kingston from the festival site.  Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door - don't take a chance, get your tickets in advance here:
http://oldchurch.ca/event/allison-brown-ali-mccormick-uncle-dan-henshall/

Taking a 'gig-break' for September where I'll be living on beautiful Pelee Island working for the whole month at the Pelee Island Winery.  I'll be off the radar for a while, working, writing, and enjoying all this magical southern Ontario island has to offer!

Then, in October I hit the road with the Queen Of Vancouver Island, Carolyn Mark! We'll be performing in Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Toronto, Peterborough, Wakefield and more - stay tuned to the concerts page for updates!

See you at Shelter Valley and along our road to the festival !
Allison

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August is already rolling along and I'm just back on the radar after a magical weekend at Pelee Island Unplugged, fantastic music and still feeling the island vibes!  This weekend I'm on deck for some stage hosting throughout the Kingsville Folk Festival weekend August 11th to 13th at Lakeside Park in Kingsville - I'll be joining the always fashion-forward Magoo as a co-host for Friday night's mainstage!

On the flipside of the KFF weekend, I'll be headed right to Stratford to play a few songs from back in the Perth County Conspiracy days at the Black Swan Coffeehouse Revival Fundraiser on Monday, August 14th!

Later on in the month I'll be performing at Leamington's Sip And Savour Festival on Friday, August 18th for a solo set beginning at 8:00pm, and I head to Amherstburg the following weekend for a noon set in the craft tent at Fort Malden on Saturday, August 26th at Art By The River.  .. great gigs in my Southwestern Ontario stompin' grounds to round out August.

I'll be heading out on a mini-tour with the 'Lioness of Lanark County', Ali McCormick at the end of the month, up in Guelph at the Cornerstone on August 30th with our pal Max Marshall... 


and then to Amherst Island for a special house concert at The Wool Shed at Topsy Farms on August 31st before heading to the Shelter Valley Folk Festival near Cobourg where I'll be doing some stage hosting and workshops!

Labour Day brings us to Trenton for an afternoon concert Monday, September 4th at the Old Church Theatre!  Tickets are available online - so get yours in advance here:


  
Here's a few photos from my recent summer rambles; see you at home and on the road!

On Stage At The So-Ho Bar & Grill in London!
Pelee Islander is #1 - a wavy ride to Island Unplugged!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Exeter's Elusive White Squirrel
July is flying by and I've been having a blast here in Exeter, Ontario working with The Bach Music Festival of Canada..! It's been two amazing Bach-to-Bach weekends of music, and I did see one of Exeter's famously elusive White Squirrels! Lots on the horizon as July rolls into August - Sunday, July 23rd I'll be joining up with Lonesome Lefty for a concert at the Two Creeks Conservation Area in Wheatley, 6:30pm, PWYC. C'mon out to Wheatley for an evening of your favourite country music and some surprises!

I'm back in London on Thursday, August 3rd for my first performance at the new So-Ho Bar And Grill (466 South Street) along with my pal String Bone! 9:00pm PWYC!

Super excited to be part of the line-up for this year's Pelee Island Unplugged! An amazing two days of music on Canada's southernmost Island destination!  Including Elliott Brood, The Ron Leary Sextet, Samantha Martin & The Delta Sugar and more of your favourites.  I take the stage with Uncle Dan around 5:30pm 'Island Time' on Sunday, August 6th.
Later in August I'll be doing some Stage Hosting for the Kingsville Folk Music Festival coming up August 11th through 13th at Lakeside Park in Kingsville!  Another stellar lineup including Sylvia Tyson, Cowboy Junkies and more! 
More on the list for August: 
Friday, August 18th ~ Leamington Sip & Savour, 8:00pm
Saturday, August 26th ~ Art By The River, Amherstburg, Noon
and even more coming up as September rolls in - check the In Concert section for more!

See you out at so many fantastic festivals this summer!
Allison

Monday, May 29, 2017

June is upon us and summer in Southwestern Ontario will soon be in full bloom!  Got a few shows coming up in June and July that keep me down here in the stompin' grounds and up to the big smoke for a rare Toronto show!

This weekend I team up with the one and only Lonesome Lefty for a night of songs at the Bridge House in Kingsville from 9:00pm to 1:00am on Saturday, June 3rd! Holy Smokes! 19 Main Street E., Kingsville.  No cover!

Saturday, June 10th brings me up to the city for a rare Toronto show as part of the Distillery District music series where I'll be joined by a surprise special guest!  2pm to 4pm!

Later on in June I join up with Lauren Baillargeon and her band of family and friends for a special fundraiser in Amherstburg for Kids Curing Cancer on Sunday, June 25th! 2:00pm at St. Andrew's Church, donations all towards helping these super kids fight cancer!

Thrilled to be working for a few weeks through July in Exeter as a Production Assistant for The Bach Music Festival of Canada, where I'll be helping with setting up and helping organize this fabulous festival of concerts celebrating the music of Bach!

Friday, July 7th brings me back to Pelee Island Winery for an afternoon of music with Karen Morand from 4pm to 8pm... and later in August I'll be back on Pelee to play as part of the Pelee Unplugged Festival!

See you out in the summer sun!
Allison

Friday, May 12, 2017

Spring is springing in Southern Ontario and it's time to plant seeds and ideas for another great summer of adventures...

Just added some new videos to my Youtube Channel from two shows at The Duncan Showroom, one solo, and one with Sweet Potato Brown... here's one for "Your Enemy":
Two Gillian Welch covers along with Shelley Brown and Paul Morelli (Sweet Potato Brown), here's Miss Ohio: https://youtu.be/qKY_XTbIIKQ

I'm spending most of May and June here at the homestead hideout devising schemes, searching for work, doing some freelance projects and planning out some adventures... June 25th at is my next performance, part of a Kids Curing Cancer Fundraiser in Amherstburg featuring Lauren Baillargeon and her band of family and friends! St. Andrew's Church, 2pm! On July 1st I'll be celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday in Utopia for a concert along with String Bone at the Utopia Hall..!

Super excited to be part of this year's Pelee Unplugged on Pelee Island where I'll be bringing along Uncle Dan for a Sunday afternoon set.  Mark August 5th and 6th on your calendar and get your tickets, camping and ferry reservation for what promises to be Southern Ontario's best weekend ever!

Later on the horizon in August I'm booking a few shows with the 'Lioness Of Lanark County', Ali McCormick around the Kingston area, we have two on the books - we'll be playing double shows on Amherst Island and at the Old Church Theatre in Trenton. Sandwiched between, on Labour Day weekend I'll be doing some stage hosting at the Shelter Valley Folk Festival!

Summer hasn't started yet and I'm already looking at an exciting fall tour with the one and only Queen of Vancouver Island, Carolyn Mark in October in venues around Ontario - if you'd like us gals to stop in your town for a house concert or party, give a shout!

Keep tuning in Thursday mornings from 10:30 to Noon on CJAM 99.1fm, www.cjam.ca, for "Border City Roots".. lots of interviews and festival previews coming up including Ian Foster, Richard Garvey and more!

Happy gardening !!
Allison


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Regret to report that this weekend's concert presented by The Tilbury Arts Centre/Council has been CANCELLED due to low ticket pre-sales.  Everyone who purchased tickets will be refunded in person at the Tilbury Arts Centre at 5 Queen Street, or you can call (519) 607-0494 for more information. Apologies to everyone who was planning to attend.

Happy to report that this year's Summer adventures will bring me and Uncle Dan to Pelee Island for the 2017 edition of Pelee Unplugged on August 5th & 6th! Be sure to get your ticket and ferry reservations for Canada's most Southern Island Festival!  https://theislandunplugged.org/

Spring is springing and money doesn't grow on trees; but sometimes Allison Brown T-Shirts and Tank Tops do..!
T-Shirts And Tanks In Their Natural Habitat
I'm having a SUPER SPRING SALE of my remaining stock of T's and Tanks for the low price of $7.00 (add $3.00 for shipping)!  This year new T-Shirts will only be available through CUSTOM order, so if you'd like one made just for you email me at allisoncbrown@yahoo.com.  Custom shirts are still regular price - $20.00.
Ladies Small Tank, Mens Medium, Ladies Small w.White Trim
 I'm also having a sale on Limited Edition Art Posters from October's concerts at The Bank and Kordazone Theatres.. hand printed with Letterpress, Linocut and Silkscreen! Only $5.00 (add $2 for shipping)!

Poster Sale - Five Bucks!
Limited Edition Re-Print $10
The original pressings of "Stitches And Incisions" have SOLD OUT and I've done a Limited Edition Re-Print of CD Copies which include 3 bonus tracks not appearing on the original pressing.  Only $10 (add $2 for shipping)! You can order anything by getting in touch at allisoncbrown@yahoo.com.

And... happy to be back on the CJAM Airwaves soon as Border City Roots returns from hiatus on Thursday, May 4th at 10:30am on 99.1fm in Windsor/Detroit or www.cjam.ca streaming live!  Tune in for road and train stories, great music from at home and great tracks brought back from my journey west!

As there's not too many shows on the books for the next while, I'm ramping up my work/project search!  So be sure to check out my pages about Musician Services and Voice/Radio skills, and if there's any jobs available anywhere that you think I'd be perfect for, please let me know!


Happy Spring and stay tuned for more summer adventures!
Allison