”...she is a great mix of everything great about Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Diana Krall … but something even more fresh and current for today’s world.” -- Chuck Beard, East Side Blog, Nashville
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The recognition just keeps coming

Allie’s amazing streak of success this summer continues in August after being named as one of ten finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase. She will travel back to Colorado for this one, this time in Lyons, for the contest and festival on August 15-17.

Allie says, “I already feel so grateful and thankful. This is an incredible honor.”

As announced earlier, she will also be a part of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival emerging artist showcase on August 1.  This event is held each year near Hillsdale, NY.

Allie runner-up at Telluride!

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Allie continues her streak at recent contests by being selected as runner-up in the prestigious Telluride Troubadour competition this past week. There she had the opportunity to perform four original songs over two days for a panel of judges, plus a “tweener” set on the festival main stage with 1st place winner Michael Kirkpatrick. She also made many new connections with other artists and industry leaders, which will serve her well as she builds her ever-growing career as a singer/songwriter. For her efforts, she was rewarded prizes of $500 plus a Martin backpacking guitar, as she lovingly holds in the picture above. Congratulations Allie!!

Allie is Emerging at Falcon Ridge

Allie’s good fortune the past few months continues! She has been chosen as one of 24 artists to appear in the Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on August 1. Each artist performs two songs for the festival attendees, and they, the audience, select three favorites to return the following year. Allie is honored to be a part of this ongoing tradition.

Falcon Ridge his held each year near Hillsdale, eastern New York state, close to the Massachusetts/Connecticut border.

Meanwhile, she is preparing for the Telluride Troubadour competition in Colorado in just a few days (June 19). Wishing her the best!

Latest recording

New EP, “EP”

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The result of a year-long collaboration, this is the first project from the creative partnership of Allie Farris and producer Ben Jackson. The self-titled EP features many musical landscapes, from the lilting folk-ballad (Talk to Me), to a waltz (Better Than Never), to a power dance beat (Love Won’t Let You Down). Of course included is a quintessential ballad from Farris, Other Side, with added background vocals from co-writer Gabe Dixon, that defines the themes of heartbreak and longing conveyed throughout the entire project. Allie Farris EP strikes a balanced chord between both sadness and hope, however, proving the songs to not be the only multi-dimensional component of this expansive record.

Visit Farris’s new Bandcamp page to purchase it for download! It may also be streamed from SoundCloud and Reverbnation.

Along with the talents of Jackson and Dixon, EP features songs co-written with Robby Hecht and Josh Goode. Other players on the project include Jackson (drums), Scott Trayer (bass), Nate Dugger (guitar), Kris Donegan (guitar), Tyler Summers (sax), and Vinnie Ciesielski (trumpet). The project was recorded by Jackson and Greg Lawrence, and mixed by Jeff Braun.


Live CD coming later this year

Some time later this year, Allie will release her debut full-length 12-song CD, recorded in front of a LIVE club audience by Gus Berry (touring partner and producer for Liz Longley).

The live CD features an elite band of musicians, including Gabe Dixon on B3 organ, synthesizer, and background vocals, Ben Jackson on drums and percussion, Nathan Dugger on lead and acoustic guitars, Brad Shapiro on bass guitar, and Allie on piano and lead vocals. The songs on this CD all flow from a particularly prolific writing period for her over the latter half of 2013. From the melancholy Merciful Omission, to the sassy Something for Me, with the lilting You Taught Me To and poignant Friday Night at Home in between, Allie takes listeners on an emotional journey that is deeply heartfelt and well worth the ride.

On November 25, 2013, the live CD was impeccably performed and recorded at The High Watt in Nashville in front of an enthusiastic audience. In the coming months Gus and Allie will be putting the finishing touches on the final product. Watch for information regarding a release date.


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I deeply appreciate it.

Allie