Allen & Alexander

Allen & Alexander

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

They first joined forces on tour singing with Jane Siberry on “Calling All Angels.” Now releasing highly anticipated solo CDs, performing songwriters Allen & Alexander are sharing “honey & wheat” vocals, multiple instruments, & new songs about old times, coming clean across Canada on their “Dirty Laundry Dual CD Release Tour 2011.

Biography


“There’s a fresh wind blowing across Alberta . . . the winsome, lonesome, sweet sweet sounds of Jenny Allen & Leslie Alexander.” gigcity.ca

The songwriters first joined forces when they found themselves onstage singing with Jane Siberry on her famous encore “Calling All Angels.” After heading clean across Canada on the first leg of their Dirty Laundry Dual CD Release Tour 2011, duo partners Jenny Allen and Leslie Alexander are still on the road with their new solo CDs, each produced by BCCMA/BCMIA Producer of the Year John Ellis (Be Good Tanyas, Jane Siberry, Barney Bentall).

“The music here is exceptional,” said Rootsmusiccanada.com about Jenny’s disc “Blanket,” while Earshot called Leslie Alexander’s “Nobody’s Baby” a “genre-bending, intelligently written, well-performed album.” With each artist a strong voice in her own right, together Allen & Alexander deliver the razor-sharp songwriting and powerhouse performances fans have come to expect from their solo shows - and more. Sharing seamless vocals, multiple instruments, and much in common, Allen & Alexander agree that their set list - exchanged like a salty heart-to-heart over a load of laundry - contains their most personal songs yet.

Music from Leslie’s recent release “Garden in the Stones” was featured on the PBS program Roadtrip Nation last fall, also appearing alongside Bruce Springsteen’s “Point Blank” on the Odd Squad’s fundraiser CD for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. With fans stretching across Canada and far into the States, Allen has opened for remarkable artists including Taj Mahal and Shawn Colvin. She’s also released two roots-folk independent CDs, “Something to Say,” and “If I Fall,” both of which received rave reviews.

Now, these women may not believe in talking dirty, but their onstage chemistry has been known to bubble over into sheer soap opera on occasion. Featuring harmony vocals, guitars, washboard, harmonica and other assorted instruments, from flat-out folk rock'n roll to more intimate fare, Allen & Alexander are coming clean to town near you.

Discography

JENNY ALLEN DISCOGRAPHY
Something To Say / 1997
If I Fall / 2002
'Til We Have Faces (w / The Fates) / 2004
Slam (w / The Fates) / 2006
Therapy (w / The Fates) / 2008
Blanket / 2011

LESLIE ALEXANDER DISCOGRAPHY
Bird in the House / 1997
Grrrls with Guitars Complilation / "The Saints" 1999
Savage Country / 2002 PHD Canada
Garden in the Stones / March 2006 Festival
On The Beat / Odd Squad Compilation also featuring Bruce Springsteen, Randy Bachman and the Barenaked Ladies
Nobody's Baby / 2011

Set List

Allen & Alexander have a songlist that combines original tunes influenced by folk, country, jazz, blues and rock, as well as select covers from artists such as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, or Lucinda Williams.