Allison Fay Brown is singer-songwriter, composer, and professionally trained actress currently based in Vermont.
With over twenty years of experience studying and composing music for piano and guitar, Allison's music spans the styles of folk, pop, blues, and progressive rock. Influenced by bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, Heart, and Tracy Chapman; as well as 90s Grunge and boy band pop, Allison uses driving vocals, evocative lyrics and climbing progressions to tell stories through song. Allison utilizes her theatre background and performance experience to develop lyrics - weaving vivid imagery with complex characters and dynamic instrumentation.
In 2016, Allison's acting career launched with the production of the indie feature film, Thrasher Road, in which she starred as the principle character, Chloe. Following the shoot, Allison moved to Brooklyn, New York to begin her studies at the highly competitive New School for Drama's Masters in Acting Program. After one semester, however, Allison discovered the academic environment left her wanting, and more performance opportunity was truly what called her. Withdrawing from the program, hungry to release her art, Allison began busking on New York City subway platforms, and developing the songs that would ultimately end up on her debut EP Album titled, Cardinal. The album was recorded and released in 2019, by which time Allison had returned to her college town of Burlington, Vermont.
Now, in the wake of 2020 after the global stand-still and chaos of Covid, Allison has recommitted to working as a professional actress, by seeking creative networks that support her vision and passion of storytelling.
Allison's debut EP is an eclectic mix of emotional rock, break-up blues, anthemic political country, and swaying folk.
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Lindsey Flicker - Cover Photo - White River Jct, VT
Luke Awtry - Live Shoot - Radio Bean, Burlington VT
Rob Strong - Headshots - Lebanon, NH
Katie Palatucci - Country Shoot - Williston, VT