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Track taken from the forthcoming album by Allysen Callery, “The Song The Songbird Sings”, out May 2016.
Allysen Callery is self taught folk artist from Rhode Island, USA , her vocal delivery recalls the haunting style of the late 60′s early 70′s British Folk Revival.
Her first two albums “Hopey” (2007) & “Hobgoblin’s Hat” (2010) were self released, but reached an international audience, thanks to radio stations such as Folk Radio UK, Sideways Through Sound (Australia) & favorable reviews from Terrascope.
In 2011 her EP “Winter Island” was released by Woodland Recordings (DE), with Allysen touring Germany & Switzerland in its support.
The rare first edition of this EP sold out in it’s first month of release.
She has been called “The Tim Burton of Folk Music” , her quiet & dark style has made her a favorite of artists & critics alike, including Marissa Nadler who listed “Winter Island” in her Best Albums of 2011.
In Oct 2012 her second EP ”The Summer Place” was released by Berlin based indie label Woodland Recordings, with Allysen again returning to Germany & Switzerland.
In addition, the vinyl only record label JellyFant pressed Winter Island & “The Summer Place” into one beautiful limited edition record.
2012 Winner- Best Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter Act – Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll.
September 2013 marked Allysen’s 5th release, the full length “Mumblin’ Sue” on JellyFant Schallplatten (DE) & domestically on the eclectic 75 or Less label for CDs, iconic artwork designed by the great William Schaff.
2014 saw the release of an EP Allysen Callery Folk Radio UK Session which marked the first official pairing of Allysen & musician/producer Bob Kendall, who provided a delicate psyche touch on 4 tracks, including a never before released track called “All in the Morning” & a cover of the Traditional “Blackwaterside”.
Two singles were later released that year a cover of Bonnie Prince Billy’s I Gave You for the music blog Slowcoustic & on JellyFant Schallplatten a cover of Sybille Baier’s The End with sweeping production by Bob Kendall.
The new track “Crabapple” is featured as the current “single of the week” of the radio show L’Attimo Fuggente.