Allison Weiss on Lyrical Venus Radio Tues 1/26

Singer-Songwriter Allison Weiss
Singer-Songwriter Allison Weiss

I first discovered Georgia songwriter Allison Weiss when she went on a mini Pacific Northwest tour with Lauren Zettler.  They created daily Breakfast Updates on YouTube about their morning meals, the previous day’s adventures and that night’s venue information (provided in a convenient text overlay).  The videos were funny and charming, so before even hearing any of her music I thought Allison was pretty cool.

Allison’s MySpace says that her music sounds like “Your saddest memories sung to the tune of your happiest”, and I think that is a pretty apt description.  If you separated the lyrics from the music you’d probably get a very different feeling from each.  Put together as they are though, the bittersweet, upbeat pop gems have you tapping your feet while feeling that little tug on your heart that happens when you remember something sad or the longing that comes with a crush.

My respect for Allison grew even more when I found out that she was a staunch Do-It-Yourselfer with a firm grasp on the whole social networking scene.  Having built a loyal following through a grassroots approach, Allison seems poised for years of making the music she wants to share with the world.  Take for example, her Kickstarter project to raise funds for recording a new EP.  She set a goal of raising $2,000 in two months, met that goal in 10 hours, and went on to receive enough donations by the end of the two months to record a full length album!  Talk about supportive fans!

That album, Allison Weiss Was Right All Along, was released November 2009 and it is her 6th release, 3rd studio album, and first full-length.  She seems to book mini-tours as often as she has breaks between school, so keep an eye on her website for when she might be coming near you.

By day, Allison is a student majoring in graphic design, and those design skills come in handy for her tour posters, websites and music videos.  Check out this stop motion video she produced, edited, directed and shot for her song I’m Ready:

So are you sold?  Thought so!  Now I’m betting you’ll want to connect with Allison online, try these links for starters.  From any one of them you can eventually get to a place to listen to and buy her music, although her official site is probably the most direct path:

Don’t forget to tune in to Lyrical Venus Radio on Tuesday January 26th at 9am Central for a live interview with Allison!  KRUU-LP 100.1 FM here in town, online anywhere!  Allison will be calling in from about 9-9:30 Central Time and then we’ll have a half hour of more great music.

Photo by Shervin Lainez.

One Response to “Allison Weiss on Lyrical Venus Radio Tues 1/26”

  1. Dave Zeman says:

    I too remember her from those goofy but fun breakfast updates…

    What a talent on the video! The music doesn’t seem significantly different than alot of voices out there in the alternative pop scene.

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