Alison May

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  • San Frantastic!: Alison May

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Alison May is a folk singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has been performing, writing and recording out of Oakland, CA since 2012. A Native Texan, her change of scenery seemed to awaken a more experimental side, which is carefully captured in her sophomore release, Loved/Dark.

Her home town of Waxahachie was about an hour’s drive from anywhere. This meant she spent a lot of... more

Alison May is a folk singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has been performing, writing and recording out of Oakland, CA since 2012. A Native Texan, her change of scenery seemed to awaken a more experimental side, which is carefully captured in her sophomore release, Loved/Dark.

Her home town of Waxahachie was about an hour’s drive from anywhere. This meant she spent a lot of time in the car with her father, listening to artists like Jackson Browne, Nick Drake and Tracy Chapman. She was only a drummer at the time, but songs like Telling Stories, Pink Moon and The Pretender made Alison want to wander out of the rhythm section. This desire bred Alison into not only a singer/songwriter, but a recording artist who would play almost every instrument for her albums, creating an exact replication of her imagined arrangements.

In 2013, Alison promoted the release of her first album, Earnest Keep, with two regional tours through the south and midwest, one of which was by way of an Amtrak train. In between tours, Alison was in the snowy masses of Carbondale, Colorado, tracking her second album, which she plans to support with a national tour this summer, with an additional run of shows in the U.K.

Best described as psychedelic folk, Loved/Dark is a reflection of Alison’s ability to not only grow as a songwriter and performer, but also as a storyteller and explorer.

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