Friday, March 10, 2017

Can't wait to hop aboard VIA Rail in just a few short days to play for folks on "The Canadian" across to the west - a great way to celebrate Canada's 150! More shows have been added to my Vancouver Island Ramble:
Sunday, March 19th * VANCOUVER * House Concert * 7:00pm * email for reservations and information * $10 suggested

Thursday, March 23rd * DUNCAN * Duncan Garage Showroom
with Sweet Potato Brown * 7:30 PM* Downstairs 131 Station Street * $12 Adv/$15 Door * *

Wednesday, March 29th * SOINTULA * Upper Crust Bakery * 7:30pm * $10.00 * with special guest David Essig

Thursday, March 30th * GABRIOLA * Hive Emporium with Sean Patton -$10.00, 7:30pm *

Friday, March 31st * VICTORIA * Wheelies Motorcycle Cafe *
w/ Carolyn Mark & Jacqueline McLaughlin * 8:00pm * $10.00 * 2620 Rock Bay Ave * *

Saturday, April 1st * VICTORIA * Vinyl Envy Anniversary Party * 2:00pm * FREE! * 1719 Quadra St *

Wednesday, April 5th * DUNCAN * Duncan Garage Showroom * 7:30 PM* Downstairs 131 Station Street * $12 Adv/$15 Door * *

Saturday, April 8th * SALT SPRING ISLAND * House Concert w/Bel (Dan Belgue) * * email for details

Also - looking ahead to April I'll be back in Hamilton at The Artword Artbar on April 21st, and at Monforte on April 22nd for a back to back weekend of shows with The Assembly Line!  We round out April with a special concert in Tilbury as part of the Tilbury Arts Council Concert Series!  Get your tickets in advance here:

Just added a new video as part of the Kordazone Theatre series filmed by Lauren Hedges!  Check out "People Get Ready"!

See you all out west and back again in Southern Ontario this spring!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lots going on as we head into a busy spring!  This week I released the first in a series of videos filmed live at the full band concert with The Assembly Line at the Kordazone Theatre back in October!
Filmed and edited by Lauren Hedges, you get a unique glimpse into how the concert came together and captured a truly magical night of music at The Kordazone Theatre More to come, every Friday I'll be posting a new video on my Youtube Channel for the next few weeks.

Getting ready to head out again in March on VIA Rail's "Canadian" as part of the on-board musician program, all the way out to the west coast for a short stop in Vancouver and some extended time on Vancouver Island.  I'm still adding dates - so if you know of anywhere I should play or do a house concert on Vancouver Island, get in touch!  A great way to celebrate Canada's 150th by crossing the continent overland by rail!  More dates will be added check the In Concert section for fully updated details.

And - when I get back I'll be taking out The Assembly Line for back-to-back weekends in Mid-South Ontario with Friday, April 21st in Hamilton, Saturday, April 22nd in Stratford and a show with the Tilbury Arts Council Saturday, April 29th at Moffat Hall.  You can get your tickets in advance for that one at  Don't take a chance, get your tickets in advance!

Looking forward to another great train trip and to spending some time out on beautiful Vancouver Island this March & April ! Stay tuned!

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!