”...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
Latest news

Allie featured in No Depression


An interview with Allie by Kathy Sands-Boehmer of Me & Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead, MA is featured today on the No Depression website. Allie is joining five other artists this weekend at Me & Thee and Concerts in the Crossing in Titusville, NJ to feature the songs of the great songwriter and 70′s icon Carole King. The show will also be repeated at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA on Friday, March 28.

About Carole King, Allie had this to say in her interview:

“Carole was a late discovery for me. I had been likened to King before I actually heard her music. But when I did and now that I have, I feel like I finally have a woman in musical history who I can look to, who I feel like I understand the ins and outs of where she’s coming from musically, because I feel the same way. Even though I haven’t met her, I feel like I have a musical mentor.”

Read the entire interview here.

Allie featured in Nashville Scene!


“For the past couple of years, a bunch of pop music has been taking its cues from dance beats, that regimented pulse evident even in hits from acoustic folkies like Mumford. In each of their heydays, Elton John, Billy Joel and Ben Folds showed us that there are other, more supple ways to arrive at the catchiest part of a song, and piano-playing local singer-songwriter Allie Farris has the goods to drive the lesson home once again. She’s the product of some formal training — from jazz studies with Norah Jones’ former piano teacher to songwriting courses at Berklee College of Music — but she’s mostly worked her style out on club stages from here to Club Passim. That’s why it makes good sense that she’s recording her new album in front of a live audience at this show, with piano-pop kindred spirit Gabe Dixon in her backing band. Here’s hoping her billowing ballad “How Is Your Love (Tonight)” isn’t the only artfully finessed, classic pop melodrama she has in her back pocket. Lord knows that’s something we haven’t heard in a while.”
—Jewly Hight


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Latest recording

New EP, “EP”


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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