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Alison Scott / Bio

Alison Scott is the strongest new voice to come out
of Minneapolis in many years and her soulful,
organic sound has quietly built a very large and
loyal following. While staying indier than indie, and
completely ignoring the hipster rulebook, through
word of mouth with very little radio or media hype,
Alison is making the kind of soul music that PEOPLE
love, not the kind  that people are TOLD they
should love by reading someone else's blog.
True music lovers have always responded to an
amazing voice singing great songs, and they always
will- from Aretha to Adele, this is timeless music
that transcends style and fashion, something for the
silent majority of listeners who aren't interested in
fluffy pop OR the current flavor of the month .Working with multi-platinum guitarist/ producer Kevin Bowe (Paul Westerberg, Etta James, Jonny Lang), drummer Peter Anderson (Polara,
Honeydogs), bassist Steve Price (Rex Daisy) and keyboardist James Tyler O'Neill,  Alison has become one of the most popular live acts in Minneapolis; she has sold out the Dakota Jazz Club over a dozen
shows in a row, and is now filling 500 seat theaters.  Last summer was spent sharing her band with Freedy Johnston at festivals all around the midwest which has spread the word about this amazing
artist. More touring with Freedy to come in the summer of 2012.  Alison’s releases have sold 10,000 units and counting, her new album “Hiding Under The Covers, Vol. 2” was released in June and features collaborations with Communist Daughter and Chris Koza.

Press Quotes:  
Youa Vang (City Pages)- “All artists hold a secret: the source of their creativity. Alison Scott hides
hers under a controlled demeanor, but onstage comes alive as a soulful musician that shares original
and astonishing personal music.”
Scott Herold- “Alison Scott is a Rock Star! As an artist she believes passionately that music can build
communities and impact the world. This shines through in every song she writes or performs. She is
an inspiring young talent with a unique gift for story telling. I am having a blast watching her career
Jon Bream (MN StarTribune)-“She’s got pipes, personality, and an undeniable soulfulness.”  
Chris Riemenschneider (MN StarTribune)-“Alison injects ample amounts of Southern soul and muddy
grit into her music.”  
Brian Turner (Cities 97 DJ)-“Don’t forget us when you’re a big star, which you will soon be”  
John Ziegler (Duluth Tribune)-“Somewhere between Carole King and Alicia Keys... a  
force to be reckoned with”  
Pat O’Brien (City Pages)-“Alison’s songs are deceptively damaged and clever; she’s not  
even remotely interested in pleasing the so-called hipsters”.  
Ross Raihala (St. Paul Pioneer Press)-“like an outtake from Dusty in Memphis, pure jaw  dropping soul,
steely conviction that’s hard to deny”  
Laura Bethel (Maverick Magazine- Kent, UK)gives her 5 stars- “Deep, raw, and very, very real.  Alison
Scott’s new record is devilishly appealing , sultry and sexy.”  

General Info

Band Members
Alison Scott-vocals/piano, Kevin Bowe-Guitar, Peter Anderson-Drums, Steve Price- Bass, James Tyler O'Neill-Keys
Artist Name
Alison Scott
Profile Page
Pop / Soul / Blues

Contact Info

Minneapolis, MN

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