Songs & Stories

News about shows, recording releases, and random thoughts.

Sept 6: Back to art|DBF and the Decatur Book Festival

Posted by on Aug 8, 2015 in Announcements, Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

I am thrilled to be returning to the art | DBF stage of the Decatur Book Festival–my all time favorite festival on the planet–this coming Labor Day weekend with my excellent musical comrades, Ashley Filip and Ben Wakeman! As a trio we like to call ourselves Mercy Street, which is a particularly fortunate literary band name for this festival. The magical Peter Gabriel song for which we named ourselves is about the poet Anne Sexton, whose poem “45 Mercy Street” is one of my favorites. We three have our own arrangement of...

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Sunday in the Woodland Garden

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Announcements, Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

I’m delighted to head back to the idyllic Woodlands Garden in Decatur for a spring afternoon of music with my good friend Ben Wakeman in their lovely screened pavilion this coming Sunday! Ben and I will play from 2 pm to 4 pm–a mix of our originals as well as a recently discovered passion we share, acoustic interpretations of our favorite rock and pop songs from the 1980s. Yes, we are children of the ’80s — top hits, better haircuts! Ben Wakeman and Allison Adams The Woodlands Garden 932 Scott Blvd. Decatur, GA...

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Mar 7: Performing with the John Cable Band

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Announcements, Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Next Saturday night, March 7, John Cable will be debuting his new CD at the Hungry Ear Coffee House in Sandy Springs, GA. John’s fantastic new CD will be available, right off the presses. I’ll be among a group of excellent musicians backing him up, including Billy Gewin (electric guitar), Paul Pendrey (drums), Pat Terry (keyboard), and Mike Cady (bass). I’ll be on percussion, rhythm guitar, and backing vocals. I’ve been hearing and watching the progress on this recording for about a year now and can promise you...

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Light Years: A Concert in the Bradley Observatory

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in Announcements, Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Light Years: A Concert in the Bradley Observatory

Agnes Scott College Decatur, Georgia 30030 Doors Open at 7:30 pm; Show starts 8:00 pm Free! Directions here I have been so looking forward to this show! Billy, Ashley and I will be performing an hour of our original musics beneath the dome of the Delafield Planetarium inside Bradley Observatory at Agnes Scott College, my dear old Alma Mater! After the music, astronomy professor Chris DePree will be on hand to present a planetarium show, followed by a viewing of the celestial spheres, if you wish, through the observatory’s wonderful...

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May 3: Garden Concert with Ashley Filip and Ben Wakeman

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Announcements | 0 comments

In-the-round show with two very dear friends, Ashley Filip and Ben Wakeman, in a beautiful backyard setting in my very own neighborhood!    Seating area limited! Purchase your tickets in advance at this link. Last year I discovered that my neighbors the Beeson family (including Izzy Beeson, one of the famed Fabulous Pinkie Sisters) had inadvertently built the perfect stage for an outdoor concert in their backyard when they added a deck onto the back of their house. Their beautiful backyard slopes downward toward the deck/stage, creating a...

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Interview with Allison on Wiseheart Woman Radio Show

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Announcements, Media | 0 comments

Listen to Allison’s interview with Lisa Capehart, host of the Wiseheart Woman show on BlogTalk Radio New Women Podcasts with LisaCapehart on BlogTalkRadio

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When university and ukulele collide

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Announcements, Media | 0 comments

Or, “Hello, Paul Simon. Please love me.” Paul Simon is coming to Emory University — where I have worked for nearly 19 years — in February 2013 as the Richard Ellmann Lecturer. Everyone at Emory is talking about it . . . including me. And here is what I had to say.

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Ashley Filip, My Hero

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in Announcements, Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Ashley Filip CD Release Saturday, October 13 Kavarna 707B East Lake Rd (Oakhurst Village) Decatur GA Show starts at 8pm.             Here is the story of the first time I met Ashley Filip. On Sunday nights, a few of us would gather at Kavarna, a coffee and wine bar in Oakhurst Village, to eat and drink and make merry and music and stuff. The Sunday Night Jam had been going on for a few months when this lovely, petite young woman came in with a guitar, got her cup of coffee, and sat down a few rows  back to...

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Fiddler’s Green Concert Series

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in Announcements, Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

Saturday, July 21, 2012 “Six Sirens of Song” (Fiddler’s Green Concert Series, Sponsored by the Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music) 8:00 p.m. Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta (3155 East Ponce De Leon Ave., Scottdale, GA 30079-1231, 404-373-8080) General Admission: $6 AAFFM Members: $5 I’m pleased to be a part of this in-the-round evening with several of Atlanta’s finest female singer/songwriters and acoustic players. I’ll be joining onstage Cyndi Craven, Ashley Filip, Barbara Hotz, Heidi Pollyea, and Suzy...

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Tues, June 5: Opening Set for Bethel Steele at Java Monkey

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Announcements, Upcoming Shows | 0 comments

I’m really looking forward to playing an opening set for my friend Bethel Steele next Tuesday night at Java Monkey! Some of you may recall the visit we had a couple of years back from Bethel, a Boston-area singer-songwriter extraordinaire and all-around excellent human. She blew us all away with her striking guitar technique, her sultry voice, and her powerful songs. Bethel has a brand-new CD out and will be swinging through town after Kerrville next week. Show starts at 8:00 pm On the patio at Java Monkey, my favorite hangout for...

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