Alison Joy Williams
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Alison Joy Williams


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"Performance Review"

"Alison Joy Williams- SHE ROCKS! Great
songs and performances every time she sings -
with such passion for her songs! You gotta see
Alison in concert!"
- Doak Turner Owner and Editor -
WWW.MUSICSTARTSHERE.ORG - Doak Turner, Nashville Muse

"Performance Review"

Performance Review
"Alison Joy Williams has the passion! It comes
out in her writing, her performance and her
voice. I recently heard Alison at the Kauai
Music Festival and was taken by her energy for
a simple acoustic set. My impression of her
grew when I had the opportunity at our KMF
reunion night in Nashville to hear her performed
more of her own work with her band. From
acoustic to full out production she gives her all
and rocks it.”
Bobby Valentine -
- Radio DJ for 88 SouthernFM
- Melbourne, Australia - Bobby Valentine Radio DJ for SouthernFM

"Alison Joy Williams - Love All Of Me"

OK, so you probably haven't heard of Alison Joy Williams just yet and that shouldn't worry her a bit. Ya see, with
a voice like this, and the talent she has for writing songs that's all going to change soon. She knows it, I know it
and you're about to know it.
"Love All Of Me" is he second release and except for "House Of the Rising Sun" on the previously released
"Blonde Hair Blues", all of her recorded music is original. On this project, Alison Joy Williams, on vocals, is
joined by: Gene Rabbai on keys; Bob Hatter on electric guitars; Ralph "Rocko" Friedrichson on bass; William
Ellis on drums; Donnie Skaggs and Scott Neubert on acoustic guitar; Max Abrahams on sax; Daniel "Goose"
Gossett on vocals; and Debra Thomas and Diana Kelly on backing vocals.
Had I thought of this line first - I don't get the blues, but the "Blues Sure Get Me", I'd be using it as my slogan. It's
a cool and truthful statement. Most of us blues fans really don't get the blues but yet the blues sure has got a hold
on us. Well written and well sung by Alison, great rhythm from Ralph and William and real good work out of Max
on his only appearance on the sax.
I'm a sucker for a soft, beautiful, love song and this one's just that. After reading the disc's liner notes, I know this
one is being sung to Dennis...who's gotta be one lucky guy. As she sultrily describes the perfume she's put on, the
outfit she's picked out and the way she's done her hair - all in preparation for her time with him - she knows he's
going to love it. After all, as Alison says...."I Know Him". With all due respect to the fine job the band's doing
behind her, this one's all Alison. She even had me lusting for a look.
The title track, "Love All Of Me", has all the sounds of a pop hit. Had this been performed by The Teardrops back
in the sixties it'd be a sure "chart topper". It features more great lead vocals along with superb harmony from the
back up singers and excellent slide guitar by Bob.
Although singing her original style of Blues is what she loves doing the most, Alison prides herself as a cross
genre writer and her country roots are evident on several tracks - one of which is "Let's Go To Bed". This
emotionally sung ballad is a duet between it's co-writers - Alison and Daniel and features soft, soothing guitar
The fusion of the acoustic and electric guitars by Donnie and Bob is as superior as the keyboard work by Gene on
"It's All About Me". Along with outstanding vocal harmony between all the ladies, this one's another winner. As
soon as you get the chorus line down pat I'm sure you'll be singing aloud...... "It's Allllll aaaaaabout meeee".
A perfect blend of a Country/Gospel/Blues style song titled "I Only Cry On Sundays" is easily the discs best track.
Along with good support from Diana, the songs co-writer, Alison belts it out of the park on this one. If I had one
bit of advice for her it would be more and longer versions of this kind of stuff. She's got the chops and I want to
hear 'em. This is powerful, commanding singing at it's best.
Other tracks on "Love All Of Me" include: "Does That Make You Happy?", "I Don't Feel", "Hey Mister", and
Along with the music, the lyrics and the singing, another thing that impressed me about this disc was the thank
you's in the liner notes. Most of them read like one long, annoying run on sentence but Alison did it with the
clever style of a song writer. Good job gal.
Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro
Blues Editor @
Blues Music Foundation, BB King
2011 Keeping The Blues Alive Award Recipient - Peter 'Blewzzman' Laurro for Mary4Music

"Alison Joy Williams - Love All Of Her"

Strum Magazine
Alison Joy Williams - Love All Of Her
Nashville, Tennessee isn’t primarily the place you think of when you hear about blues music. It’s
perceived to be the primary hub for country music. However, a broad range of genres does exist in this
small town. And there is one independent blues artist who’s prominent in the music scene among
Nashville’s community of artists and songwriters. Her name is Alison Joy Williams.
Growing up in southern California, and eventually Washington, Alison had been singing ever since she
was 9 years old. Surrounded by music almost her entire life, Alison learned to appreciate everything about
music. Though her influences ranged from artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Glen
Campbell, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash to Motown and Jazz, it’s Blues that defines the true soul from
which Alison sings. Her sultry and emotional deliveries on stage capture audiences from the United States
all the way to Europe.
Alison’s father was a great impact on her while growing up. He and Alison used to sing along with the
radio often. In addition to family and friends, Alison’s husband remains supportive of her career. “He used
to love listening to me sing back in high school. After we married, I used to sing at home all the time and
make up songs and lullabies for our children. One evening he asked me, ‘Why don’t you find some place
to sing? Look for a band or something.’ It’s funny, even with the musical exposure I had as a kid, I was
never encouraged to really look at music as something to do as a career. My husband took me from the
little town I grew up in and helped me to realize other people might like to hear what I do. Because of the
places we have lived, I have met people along the way that led me to writing my own songs, moving to
Nashville, and encouraged me to record songs good enough to be heard on radio stations all over the
world. In all this, he has always been there supporting me, ready to listen to the next ‘best song I have
ever written,’ or making sure I had everything I needed before heading out the door for another show.”
Alison began writing poems and stories from the moment she learned to write. Later, her interests
expanded into writing lyrics and studying songwriting, which helped define her own musical and vocal
styles. Alison said, “I came to Nashville to become a better writer.” Her most recent album, entitled Love
All Of Me, was released in March of 2011. Nine of the ten tracks on the album were co-written with
various songwriters, and the other track written solely by Alison. She truly enjoys co-writing. As Alison
describes it, “Co-writing is like visiting, gossiping, and discussing the human condition with the song as a
bonus in the end.”
After the digital distribution of Alison’s current album, it climbed into the Top 20 of Airplay Direct’s
Blues charts within the first week of release. By April, it reached the Top 5 and eventually hit number one
during the second week. Her album remained in the Top 5 spot for over eight weeks, which introduced
Alison as one of the few unsigned blues artists to sustain this kind of chart position.
Alison Joy Williams is proud of how much she has grown musically and personally. Blues is a part of
who she is, and music as a whole becomes the fuel behind her fire. “I so appreciate anybody that listens to
my music. I sing just to keep breathing… I'm reminded almost every day that I have been very blessed in
getting to do what I do. This new CD was such fun to create and has already opened doors for so many
great things: performing in Europe, more radio airplay than I've ever had before, and now I have a
manager. I'm just really excited to see where it takes me next.”
Written by Lisa Giaramita
williams-love-all-of-her&catid=34:music - Strum Magazine


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



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.