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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