Wish on the Moon
Alison Scott Soul never goes out of style, voices like Carole King, Patty Griffin and Laura Nyro are timeless and transcend hipster trends from decade to decade. Alison Scott's remarkable voice and songwriting are keeping that same flame. Alison has just released her debut album "Wish On The Moon", working with Minneapolis musicians who can see something very special happening. The live performances are amazing; with players like Peter Anderson on drums (Honeydogs, Polara, Golden Smog), Steve Price (Rex Daisy. 2 Tickets 2 Paradise) and Kevin Bowe (Paul Westerberg) this band has developed it's own internal intuition. Grammy winning producer Kevin Bowe (Jonny Lang, Etta James) first met Alison at a songwriting contest (which she won) and plans for the recording were begun. "When this quiet young girl walked into my studio and started playing her songs I was shocked at the depth of her writing, not to mention that voice which goes from zero to 90 in about half a second. I knew right then this was going to be a great record and that she would write most of it herself". Minneapolis tastemakers are taking note...Chris Roberts from Minnesota Public Radio is another believer after seeing her perform, "Singer/songwriter Alison Scott impressed the crowd with her soaring, agile voice." Her riveting performances have made her a favorite at The Varsity Theater where manager Erik Stromstad says "Alison Scott is an amazing young talent. Her voice is one in a million. She has such a beautiful, deep, and soulful tone. I got chills the first time I saw her perform....I knew that I was seeing something extraordinary.\' Radio is quickly coming on board as well... Brian Turner ("BT" Cities 97 morning show DJ), "Alison made a bunch of new friends the day she played here." Seasoned radio vets were swaying back and forth to the music, captivated by her alluring voice and dynamic songwriting." Please, Alison " don't forget us when you're a big star, which you will be." John Ziegler (Duluth Tribune) wrote "Alison's songs come to life with a vibrancy... conjuring up 1970's divas like Flora Purim and Angela Bofill, she comes in somewhere in between Carole King and Alicia Keys with a Beatlesque send of melody and the quiet confidence of Laura Nyro. Alison is a force to be reckoned with!" Sue McLean (legendary MN concert promoter) adds "As a longtime promoter of Guthrie concerts, it was great to see and feel the excitement when Ali opened for Nanci Griffith. Ali was was not only able to hold the crowd\'s attention, but had the audience cheering and left them genuinely impressed and ready to buy her CD during intermission."