Alison Marae
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Alison Marae

San Diego, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

San Diego, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Folk Jazz

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Alison Marae crafts soulful and heartfelt songs that mix folk, jazz and blues. 

Alison gets her inspiration from early 20th century jazz, blues, folk, country and the torch song vocalists of that time to craft her melodies. On her debut record, My Heart Cant Take It, Alison pens four heartfelt originals along with two acoustic, vocal interpretations of early jazz classics. The album features musicians, Wil Forbis on guitar, Sky Ladd on piano (My Heart cant Take It), Harley Magsino on the upright bass, Brian DeMuelle on drums, and Don Shafer on the flugelhorn. Alison plays a rhythm tenor ukulele on all songs but one (Kiss Me Good), in which she tickles the ivories and also produced the album. Released in 2013 on independent label, Dizzy with a Dame Records and recorded in San Diego at Archival Sound.

"Modern day music that harkens back to yesteryear, circa the 1920s through the late 1950s, jazzy as well as beautifully played and sung. Centered around Maraes close micd voice and ukulele...its Maraes voice that is the star attraction here. There is a melancholy air to the material here, with the title track in particular approaching torch song territory". Bart Mendoza/San Diego Troubador