Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Been in hibernation mode through most of January... making plans for 2017 and putting some shows on the gig calendar!  Coming up Saturday, February 4th I'm back at the prestigious St. Regis Tavern for Musical Chairs night along with The Assembly Line..! It's my first full show in London in over a year - don't miss it! Don't forget about the Sweet Draw raffle for delicious sweet treats!
Rounding out February with a solo one hour show at Taloola in Windsor on Friday, February 24th:
and on Saturday, February 25th I'm playing as part of a special fundraiser in Amherstburg for Kids Curing Cancer at The Verdi Club - more info at 

And looking ahead at my spring tour aboard VIA Rail out to Vancouver Island!  Stay tuned for details on concerts in Duncan,Victoria, Vancouver and More - still looking for more house concerts and gigs on the Island, so if there's somewhere you think I should contact just let me know! 
Can't wait to be out west again!

And -just added some mid-south Ontario dates in April:
Friday, April 21st ~ Artword Artbar ~ Hamilton
Saturday, April 22nd ~ Monforte On Wellington ~ Stratford
Friday, April 28th ~ St Regis Tavern (guests with The Heartaches) ~ London
Saturday, April 29th ~ Tilbury Arts Council ~ Tilbury

Lots ahead as 2017 gets into full swing - see you soon!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

....2016 seems like it went by at lightning speed; some highlights... filming the video for Radiohead's "How To Disappear Completely", my epic drive and adventures down to Austin, Texas in April, filming the video for "Scavengers" in May, the Brandon Folk Festival in July, playing some fun shows with Karen Morand at the Pelee Island Winery, guesting at the Kingsville Folk Festival, filming the video for "Invisible Line" and my two October concerts with the Assembly Line at the Bank Theatre in Leamington and at The Kordazone Theatre in Windsor!

Snow Covered Cabin in The Woods
I've got my firewood all chopped and my cross-country skis waxed up as I head up to my snow-covered cabin in the woods (in a secret location) to bring you my annual "Border City Roots" Fireside Christmas Radio Hour!  This year, I'll be broadcasting by the fireside at a special day and time on Wednesday, December 21st from 9:00am to 10:30am on CJAM 99.1fm in Windsor and Detroit or on from anywhere in the world - including the North Pole!  I may have a surprise special guest, some special themes, and requests!

Wrapping up the gigging year with Lonesome Lefty's Holiday Homecoming on December 23rd at the Bridge House in Kingsville - cm'on out to the county for some down-home songs to celebrate the season...!

On the 2017 Horizon - I'll be heading out west to Vancouver Island aboard VIA Rail as part of the On Board Entertainment program this March..!  I'll be on the Island through March and parts of April and I'm currently booking some shows, so if there's anywhere you think I should do a concert, or if you'd like to host a house concert just get in touch -!

Merry Christmas everyone...!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November is rolling through to December and the festive season is on the horizon... just a quick update about some end of the year shows coming up!  Tuesday, November 29th I join Ron Leary as his Tuesday night guest at The Beer Exchange, playing some dustier songs from the back corners of my repertoire, and I'll be playing a feature concert at the Sho Gallery as part of the On Roots concert series on Sunday, December 4th beginning at 2:00pm.
I'm joined by Vera Colley on accordion and harmony, tickets are $20.00 at the door and you can make your reservation at 226-787-5862. 628 Monmouth Rd in Walkerville!
I'm wrapping up my 2016 gigging adventures with a special Holiday Homecoming show with Lonesome Lefty, Kenneth McLeod & Friends in Kingsville at the Bridge House on December 23rd.

The video for Invisible Line  is up to over 150 views -if you haven't seen it, be sure to visit my Youtube Channel!
And here's another great new video of solo songs from the fine folks at the Sunparlour Coffeehouse Sessions, hosted by Jan Hall - watch for it on Cogeco TV!

Don't forget that music makes a great gift!  I still have limited edition art posters, T-Shirts and Tank Tops and of course, copies of Stitches And Incisions if you'd like to give a great gift this holiday season, get in touch at and place your order.  Only 50 copies of Stitches and Incisions are left - check out the Merch Page!
Stitches & Incisions - Only 50 Left!
Hope to see you all as we roll into the holiday season - stay tuned for info on this year's "Fireside Christmas Radio Hour" coming soon!

Monday, November 7, 2016

... the wait is finally over and I'm excited about the launch of my newest video added to my Youtube Channel  !  Invisible Line was directed, filmed and recorded live by Ian Foster on Windsor's waterfront, just below the Ambassador Bridge on August 30th...
Find it here!
Huge thanks to Ashley Regnier from POP Hair Gallery for doing my hair that day, and to Mike Borgeault for lending us the camera, and to Karen Morand for hosting Ian during his stay in Windsor on tour from Newfoundland...!  Hope you enjoy and be sure to subscribe to my Youtube Channel - still on my way to reach my goal of 100 subscribers!

November brings a few shows my way - backing up Vera Colley on Friday, November 18th at Rino's Kitchen for a dinner show beginning at 7:00pm, and joining up with Ron Leary as his Tuesday night special guest on November 29th at The Beer Exchange!  December 4th I'll be doing an afternoon concert with the Sho Gallery as part of their On Roots Series, and teaming up with Lonesome Lefty and Kenneth McLeod for a Holiday Homecoming show at The Bridge House in Kingsville on December 23rd... and mark your calendars for the annual Border City Roots 'fireside' Christmas hour on December 22nd on CJAM 99.1fm at 10:30am.

And as the season changes I'm heading into 'hibernation' mode planning and booking shows for the 2017 festival and concert season - if you'd like me to play live in your area, or if you have venue or festival suggestions be sure to send them my way..!

Enjoy the video !!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Still feeling the love from the concert weekend in Leamington and Windsor - thanks so much to all of you for coming out to the shows, and being part of two truly excellent nights of music!  And to the Assembly Line; Jedd House on Upright Bass, Vera Colley on Accordion & Vocals and of course the always effervescent Uncle Dan Henshall on Mandolin... and our special guest Lonesome Lefty Mike Houston.  Stay tuned for when the next Assembly Line show comes together!
Allison Brown & The Assembly Line at The Kordazone Theatre - Photo By Johnny G
String Bone at Revival House ~ Stratford

Had a few more things cookin' in late October; had a chance to join up on background vocals with String Bone for the release of "Love & Highways" at Revival House in Stratford!

I still have prints of the limited edition art posters done by Jodi Green available for sale - they're also on display at Artspeak Gallery as part of the Up The Mesh Count - A Show! Exhibit running until October 30th - check it out!

CJAM Pledge Drive starts this week!  Be sure to tune in to the "Border City Roots" PLEDGE DRIVE special on Thursday, November 3rd!  I'll also be popping in on the CJAM airwaves throughout the week as a co-host on some other programs so be sure to tune into 99.1fm all week long and be part of the Pledge Drive fun.  You can show your love for CJAM at or at the top right corner of

Thanks again to you all for making the concert weekend so special - and stay tuned for videos from our night at The Kordazone Theatre, also coming soon, the video for Invisible Line filmed by Ian Foster!

Happy Autumn and see you soon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

THIS WEEKEND..!!  The big days are right on the horizon this weekend for two fantastic concerts at The Bank Theatre in Leamington and the Kordazone Theatre in Windsor..!  You can still get tickets online in advance up until noon each of the concert days:
or at Counter Effects, or reserve by calling 519-326-8805.

or at Dr.Disc, Nancy Johns Gallery or Levigator Press

A reminder that it's CASH ONLY, $15.00 at the door for each concert. Don't take a chance, get your tickets in advance! One of the TOP TEN reasons to get your tickets ahead of time!
Check 'em out! 

Don't forget another blue and purple for some limited edition merch items available for sale at the concert (cash only), Limited Edition Art Posters, hand-screened T-shirts and Tank Tops, and there are only 60 copies left of "Stitches And Incisions", get yours before they run out!  Bring two greens and get all three items for $40! These items and more will be part of the "Up The Mesh Count" Art Show at Artspeak Gallery on October 24th, where I'll also be playing a short set.

Have a listen to a feature interview with AM 800's Dan Macdonald on the Hear + Now show - you know you've made it when your voice hits the airwaves of the mighty CKLW! 

So thrilled that Dan will be MC'ing Saturday night's Kordazone Theatre show...! 

Can't wait to see you all this weekend, October 14th at The Bank Theatre in Leamington, and October 15th at The Kordazone Theatre in Windsor - it's been a big undertaking to present these concerts and looking forward to two fabulous shows, featuring 22 songs from all of my records, favourite covers and classics along with The Assembly Line!  See you there!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Only a few more weeks until the Allison Brown & The Assembly Line Concert weekend in Leamington at The Bank Theatre on October 14th, and in Windsor at The Kordazone Theatre on October 15th!
Get your tickets online just to the right side ---> of, or at the following links:
Tickets for both shows are $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door.  Share the Facebook events with your friends:

Physical tickets for the Kordazone Theatre are available at Levigator Press, Dr.Disc, and Nancy John's Gallery.  Physical tickets are now available for The Bank Theatre at Counter Effects and you can reserve by calling the Bank Theatre Box Office at 519-326-8805.

Tune in to Episode 280 of Jan Hall's Folk Roots Radio for a feature interview about the upcoming October Concerts!

News from Radio-Land!  "Border City Roots" is changing time-slots on CJAM 99.1fm in Windsor/Detroit!  The show is on hiatus for a few weeks as I ramp up to Thursday, October 20th when I switch to 10:30am to Noon every Thursday.  Be sure to tune back in for folk, roots, and more great tunes on your CJAM airwaves.

Thanksgiving weekend- ya'lls are hanging with family, we understand and will reschedule this concert for another time in 2017. (Ottawa friends...!  I'm coming your way on Thanksgiving weekend for a house concert in Nepean with my pal Ali McCormick (The Lioness of Lanark County) on Sunday, October 9th! Email for info and reservations!)
Cancelled - will reschedule for 2017! Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking forward to seeing you all on October 14th and 15th for the concert weekend down here in the Ontario southlands - don't take a chance, get your tickets in advance!