Alison Joy Williams

Alison Joy Williams

BandAmericanaBlues

A dynamic blend of Traditional and Contemporary American and Blues with hints of country and rock. Singer, Songwriter, Story Teller. Alison is engaging on stage. She draws you in with her soft love songs but can hit you hard with her huge dynamic range.

Biography

Top of the charts,, Sold out shows,,,Alison Joy Williams is a contemporary Blues/Americana artist currently dividing her time between Nashville Tennessee and Stuttgart Germany. She has spent the better part of her life moving around the world and finding places to sing in every kind of venue for audiences both large and small. From Festivals with over 5000 attendees to acoustic cafe's Alison's vocal style has a way of making you feel every note and word of her songs. She's got power, range and knows how to use them. Her most recent cd Another Thousand Miles released in late 2012 was an exploration into the Americana genre and is a look into a softer side of Alison's range as a writer and artist. This cd has already gotten the attention of radio stations world wide with some wonderful reviews.
Alison's cd Love All Of Me released to radio in 2011 through Airplay Direct and ran up their Blues charts in the first week remaining in the top ten for over twenty weeks as well as spending three weeks at number one. As a follow on from her first cd Blonde Hair Blues, with Love All Of Me Alison again brought her wide range of styles to this project giving you an enjoyable ride into the very heart of who she is.

Lyrics

Blues Sure Get Me

Written By: Alison Joy Williams BMI, Williams DiLuigi ASCAP

The Blues Sure Get Me
A Williams BMI, W Diluigi ASCAP
Mom's Boys Publishing BMI
888 Red Music ASCAP
©® 2010

Every blue note from a saxophone
Owns a little piece of my soul
I hear him play and he pulls me away
From where the light are turned down low
I’ve tried to say no
I’ve tried not to go

But I’m a frequent visitor a willing prisoner
And I don’t want to be free
I’m telling you I don’t get the blues
But the Blues sure get me

A guitar man with golden hands
Can make me change my plans
When he plays a groove with the twelve bar truth
From a beat up fender amp
He understands
Just who I am

Chorus

break

I’ve tried to say no
I’ve tried not to go
Oh you’ve got to understand
Just who I am

I’m a frequent visitor a willing prisoner
And I don’t want to be free
I’m telling you I don’t get the blues
But the Blues sure get me

Does That Make You Happy

Written By: Alison Joy Williams BMI, James Kees Timmer BMI

Does That Make You Happy
J Timmer BMI, A Williams BMI
Cowboy Timmer Music BMI
Mom’s Boys Music BMI
?®© 2010

You walked in like you had something to say
You looked at me in a unusual way
Why so disappointed the sun shines over your head
Don’t put this on me blame the wrong side of the bed

Come on over here
Let me try and make it better
Make your worries disappear
We can talk about forever
You’ve been wondering what I’m thinking
Hoping that I’m dreaming of you
Don’t be silly, you’re the only one for me
Now does that make you happy

As I recall when I tucked you in ( held you close) last night
It seemed to me everything was more than fine
Something must have happened did I talk in my sleep
Anything I might have said you can’t hold against me

Come on over here
Let me try and make it better
Make your worries disappear
We can talk about forever
You’ve been wondering what I’m thinking
Hoping that I’m dreaming of you
Don’t be silly, you’re the only one for me
Now does that make you happy

Does that make you happy
Yeah does that make you happy
Oh what makes you happy
I know how to make you happy

Chorus
Tag out

Let's Go To Bed - Duet with Goose Gossett

Written By: Alison Joy Williams BMI, Goose Gossett ASCAP

Let’s Go To Bed
A Williams BMI, D Gossett ASCAP
Mom’s Boys Publishing BMI
©®? 2010

I am thirsty let me drink from you lips
I am tired ease my mind with your finger tips
Please take your time
And I’ll take mine

I am warm you turn me on with your blue eyes
I‘m still wondering when we’re gonna cross that line
So go ahead take your time
And I’ll take mine

Let the sun come and go
Let the moon turn slow
I’ve got a list inside my head
So baby
Let’s go to bed

When you tremble I’ll soothe your body with my skin
When you sigh I want to take you there again
Please take your time
And I’ll take mine

Let the sun come and go
Let the moon turn slow
I’ve got a list inside my head
So baby
Let’s go to bed

Love All Of Me

Written By: Alison Joy Williams BMI, Williams DiLuigi BMI, Melissa Bollea BMI

Love All Of Me
A WilliamsBMI, M Bollea BMI, W DiLuigi ASCAP
Mom’s Boys Publishing
888 Red Music
©2010 ®?2011

I can give it to you rough
Or I can talk pretty
Take it slow like molasses
Down in Mississippi
I can make up a mess of the best fried chicken
But come Saturday night you better get me out of that kitchen

I’m a little bit a little bit of everything
Keep making that list
I’m checking off what you need
Your a good good man
And you better believe
Sooner or later your gonna love, love all of me

I know love can be hard
But Baby take it easy
One day at a time
Is all it takes to please me
I’m your love song under the covers when the rain is coming down
And what you don’t know now I’m sure you’ll figure out

I’m a little bit a little bit of everything
Keep making that list
I’m checking off what you need
Your a good good man
And you better believe
Sooner or later your gonna love, love all of me

break

I’m a little bit a little bit of everything
Keep making that list
I’m checking off exactly what you need
Your a good good man
And you better believe

Wishing

Written By: Alison Joy Williams BMI, Kyle Knutson SESAC

Wishing
A Williams BMI, K Knutson SESAC

©®? 2010

I hear an old dog barking
A siren wailing
Hear that clock a ticking
Wish I could get some sleep

Been tossing and turning
Hear my man snoring
For thirty years he’s had good rhythm
But lately it’s a given
Friday nights ain’t what they used to be

Oh I’m sliding down hill on the sands of time
Like a speeding car on a gravel road Honey it should be a crime
But it’s a waste of energy wishing for what will never be
These days I’m only wishing for what I need
These days I’m only wishing for what I need

I know a lot more than I used to
I know mostly what not to do
I know a lie from the truth
Wish I had more money in the bank

But that paycheck still keeps coming
Old pickup keeps on running
This old world just keeps turning
Slowly I’ve been learning
It’s a gift when death and taxes have to wait 
  
Chorus

Wish I had more of Momma’s faith
Few more hours in the day
But I’ll settle for a simple joke
And a glass of chardonnay

Oh I’m sliding down hill on the sands of time
Like a speeding car on a gravel road Honey it should be a crime
But it’s a waste of energy wishing for what will never be
These days I’m only wishing for what I need
These days I’m only wishing for what I need

Wish I Did

Written By: Alison Joy Williams BMI, Vickie Raye ASCAP

Wish I Did
Alison Williams BMI, Vickie Raye ASCAP
Mom’s Boys Publishing BMI
Melody Ranch Music ASCAP
©®? 2008

I don’t smoke but if I did
I could blame the way my hands shake on trying to quits
Oh breathing ain’t easy but neither is this hell we’re living
No I don’t smoke but sometimes I wish I did

Because it’s hard to get enough of what you can’t live with out
I watch myself burn as you turn inside out
Bad habits need breaking but the words that I’m thinking
Won’t come near these lips

I don’t drink much but if I did
I could blame looking the fool on the wine that I sip
Oh I stumble, unravel every time you touch my skin
No I don’t drink much but sometimes I wish I did

Because it’s hard to get enough of what you can’t live with out
I watch myself drown as you turn inside out
Bad habits need breaking but the words that I’m thinking
Won’t come near these lips

Oh staying or leaving
Loving or needing
Tell me which ones the greater sin
I don’t want to lose you but sometimes I wish I did

Because it’s hard to get enough of what you can’t live with out
I‘m burning, drowning as you turn inside out
Bad habits need breaking but the words that I’m thinking
Won’t come near these lips

I don’t want to lose you
No no I don’t want to lose you
But sometimes I wish I did
Wish I did Wish I did

Witch Of The Bayou

Written By: Alison Joy Williams BMI, Joey Wolpert ASCAP

Witch of the Bayou
Alison Williams BMI , Joseph Wolpert ASCAP
©®? 2008

On a dirt road deep in the swamp, where the cyprus and moss hang low
Jimmy left me standing there, after I told him what he had to know
I heard something coming through the water, I was scared till I saw that boat
The witch of the bayou, said come child and I’ll take you home

She sang,
Listen to the croak of the gators
Watch your fingers and toes
Where the snakes are creeping
Only the Hoot Owl knows
Oh, the water runs down to the Gulf
And the storms bring it back again
Oh, oh, the Bayou can be your friend

Jimmy showed up with flowers, said he wanted to apologize
Mama was afraid I’d believe more of his pretty lies
He said he had a pretty good plan, put some money into my hands
Then cold as ice he headed for the water and he jumped right in

Chorus
(she heard)

Bridge
I screamed when I saw that gator but Jimmy never turned around
There was nothing I could do as he went down
Oh, the water runs down to the Gulf
And the storms bring it back again
Oh, oh, the Bayou can be your friend

The witch of the bayou she came up without a sound
Said don’t worry about that boy, he’s with your Daddy now

Chorus

Call her the witch of the bayou
Call Her the witch of the bayou
Call her the witch of the bayou

Let Me Love You

Written By: Alison Joy Williams , Donny Anderson

Let Me Love You
A Williams, D Anderson
©2009

I’m never gonna say all the words I need to say
I’m never gonna do all things that I should do
Never gonna be everything I’d like to be
But I still have you

Never gonna see again through the eyes of a child
I might never get the chance to dance through fields that grow wild
But I’m never gonna want to change the way I feel
Like I do for you

Cause I do, I do Love you
I will, I have, so much left to do
So let me love you Let Me Love You

I’m never gonna know all the wonders of the world
I’m never gonna have a day that I can’t cry
I’m never gonna always live with out a lie
But I will try for you I will try

Cause I do, I do Love you
I will, I have, so much left to do
So let me love you Let Me Love You

I might never live to be a hundred years
I’m never gonna forget all my fears
But I’m never gonna get the chance to regret
My time with you, My time with you

Cause I do, I do Love you
I will, I have, so much left to do
So let me love you Let Me Love You

I’m never gonna say all the words I need to say

Sadie's Mind

Written By: Alison Joy Williams, Daniel Gossett

This white curtains cover the windows
She can see out but you can't see in
Romance novels stacked in the corner
Reads about places she's never been

Some day she'd like to ride on a carousel
With thoughts like that oh she laughs at herself

chorus
When the postman smiles he could be her lover
He never says he belongs to another
She still wonders how or when she discovered
That fireflies dance in the garden every summer
And she wanders away when the clouds bring rain
Oh no no Sadie's mind won't ever change

Her mood it changes with the seasons
She sheds a tear for the leaves the wind forgot
Cold white snow and ice are a danger
Cause it make her think of all the things she's not

Some day she she'd like to float on down to the sea
It's thoughts like that she's finding harder to leave

And the post man will never be her lover
But he won't say he belongs to another
She still wonders how or when she discovered
That fireflies dance in the garden every summer
And she wanders away when the clouds bring rain
Oh no Sadie's mind won't ever change
No no No Sadie's mind won't ever change
Sadie's mind, mind won't ever change

Discography

Another Thousand Miles - 2012
Produced by Alison Joy Williams & Peter Young
Recoded in Nashville TN
Distribution through Airplay Direct, CD Baby, Amazon
Love All Of Me - 2011
Produced by Alison Joy Williams & Gene Rabbai
Recorded in Nashville TN
World wide distribution to radio through Airplay Direct
Itunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, CDBaby, Napster
Blonde Hair Blues - 2009
produced by Alison Joy Williams & Gene Rabbai
Recorded Nashville TN
World wide distribution to radio through Airplay Direct
Itunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, CDBaby, Napster

Set List

1. Blues Sure Get Me
2. Does That Make You Happy
3. I Know Him
4. Love All Of Me
5. Let’s Go To Bed
6. I Don’t Feel
7. It’s All About Me
8. Hey Mister
9. I Only Cry On Sundays
10.Wishing
11. Listen Up Close
12. Wish I Did
13. Now You've Met Lonely
14. Sweet Memories
15. Something to Lose
16. Daylight Lover
17. I'm So Happy
18. Everywhere but Here
19. Witch of the Bayou
20. Blonde Hair Blues
21. House of the Rising Sun
22. Seven Bridges Road
23. Make Me An Angel
24. Black Velvet
25. Angels Can't Fly
26. Tied To Ghosts
27. Let Me Love You
28. Faith Will Come Around
29. Another Thousand Miles
30. Maybe Today
31. The Picture
32. Home Is Where We Are
33. Sadie's Mind
34. When The Saints
35. Ain't Nothing But A Thing
36. What Goes On In The Dark