Allison Fay Brown is a Vermont based folk singer-songwriter and professionally trained actress for stage and screen.
With over twenty years of experience studying, composing and performing, Allison's music touches the styles of folk and progressive rock. Influenced by a myriad of bands and genres, Allison uses driving vocals, evocative lyrics and climbing progressions to tell stories through song. Leaning on her theatre background, Allison weaves vivid imagery with complex characters to mirror, relate to, and make sense of this messy and beautiful life.
In 2016, Allison took part in the production of the independent feature length film, Thrasher Road, playing the leading role of Chloe. Following the shoot, Allison moved to New York City and began a Master's program, studying Acting at the highly competitive New School for Drama. Despite the rigors and excitement of the program, Allison was found wanting by an academic environment, and independent performance opportunities were what called her. Withdrawing from the program and hungry for expression, Allison began busking on New York City subway platforms, developing the songs that would ultimately mark her debut EP Album, Cardinal. The album was recorded and released in 2019, by which time Allison had returned to Vermont.
Allison has played venues, clubs, fairs and markets along the east coast, has opened for Boston folk-duo, Gentle Temper, and LA pop/rock artist Mia Folick. In 2021, she celebrated the release of her single, Fast Forward.
Now in the wake of the pandemic which has changed all of our inner landscapes, Allison is recommitting her devotion to creative expression, building community with all sorts of folks, and living a gentle and intentional life. She lives in Wilder, VT with her cat PeekaBoo and too many houseplants.