Allison Shirk is a singer-songwriter whose music blends her Texas country roots with the rock sound of the Northwest. Allison hails from Vashon Island, an Island not far from Seattle/Tacoma. She has been writing music for over a decade. Her voice is unique, with subtle inflections, and her sincerity and soulfulness are infectious. In turn, her songs are rich with stories and emotion, varying from traditional song structure that give listeners melodic surprises. Allison's rich voice has just the right amount of grit and warmth and her melodious tunes support her poetic and often personal lyrics that give listeners a sense of her authenticity.
Today, Allison is backed by a stellar band of local musicians including Wesley Peterson on drums, Christopher Overstreet on keys, Scott Carness on guitar, Jamie Riley on bass, and Rick Dousette on guitar. Click here for a longer biography.
Come See Me Perform!
Join Allison shirk live in the studio at KVSH 101.9FM on First Friday Art Walk on Vashon Island. She will play original music accompanied by Wesley Peterson on cajon and Jamie Riley on bass guitar and be interviewed by DJs Luke McQuillin and Jon Whalen.
Allison will be performing oldies for the fine folks at Vashon Community Care.
Allison Shirk & Friends Snapdragon Free! Snapdragon is pleased to bring you live music! Stop on by for some wonderful music, delicious food and tasty beverages! On Saturday, November 5th, performing in the Cone Hastings Gallery will be Allison Shirk. Allison Shirk is a singer-songwriter whose music blends her Texas country roots with the rock sound of the Northwest. Known for her performances in the Allison Shirk Band, Allison is a 15+ year Islander performing in venues throughout the Northwest. This unique concert will showcase Allison as a soloist and in small ensembles with her dearest musician friends. She will perform mostly new original songs with a few cover songs thrown in. A full list of performers will be released closer to the show date.
Allison Shirk will be emceeing and performing at this fun event to benefit Vashon Island nonprofit organizations.
Listen to my interview and live studio performance on the radio!
Allison will be trying to get into the Open Mic at the iconic Bluebird Cafe! Fingers crossed!
Mads Jacobsen & special guests
The Allison Shirk Band, Conor Coughlan & Traps
Sat, Sep 10 at 6pm
Allison Shirk Band plays from 8-8:45pm
Join the Allison Shirk Band at the Strawberry Festival for an afternoon of country-rock. We'll be playing new original songs plus some great cover songs. Time and stage will be announced soon, but we know it will be in the late afternoon on Saturday, July 16th!
The Allison Shirk Band returns with new songs and an outstanding band line up. Christopher Overstreet on keys, Wesley Peterson on drums, Doug Pine on lead guitar, Scott Carness on lead guitar, and Michael Marcus on bass. Plus special guests!
Allison Shirk is pleased to have been asked to perform at a special Gala at Overlake in Redmond. She will be joined by Michael Marcus on stand up bass and they will be performing at 50's set.
Cafe Allegro presents Allison Shirk for the University District Street Fair on Sunday, May 22nd at 2:30pm.
Allison Shirk is one of the featured singers for this very special tribute to the late and great Merle Haggard.
Allison Shirk will be a special guest at the "My Life's Been Grand" Tribute Concert for Merle Haggard featuring the Great Divide.
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Check out my full selection of CDs, digital downloads, t-shirts, and more at my store.
Allison Shirk - Live from the Blue Heron physical CD. Fully mixed and mastered. Packaging is a cardboard full color sleeve folder with monotone printed diskette. CD will be shipped within 48 hours via USPS.
Allison Shirk's Debut Album, Break My Heart. This six panel eco-jewel case includes a 16-page booklet with lyrics and song credits, as well as other information about Allison Shirk.
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In just two weeks, you helped me raise more than $9,000 to make this dream a reality! I am eternally grateful!
Are you having a party for the holidays? Live music can make your party even more magical. I can play 3 hours of holiday music for your party as a solo artist (voice and guitar), with a small ensemble, or with a full band. Contact me for more information including rates and available dates!
Ed noted that "Had to Know" was very catchy and had several hooks. He thought I'd probably get tired of playing it after time.
Thanks to the referral of Jason Staczek and Pete Droge, I have the opportunity to have my album mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering in Seattle.
I am excited to report that things are going great. We are hitting all our milestones in and out of the studio: Seven of eleven songs are have been mixed and the remaining four are very close; Mastering is scheduled for November 10th at Black Belt Mastering, Seattle; The album will be released to backers in early December and released to the public in mid-December!
I am creating my dream album. The musicians on this album are not only the best around, many of them are friends and Islanders. I am thrilled to have them be a part of this; it's magical when you create music with others.
I'm from a small town. Well, that's not entirely true because I was born in Corpus Christi, but my family moved away right after I was born. The small town I'm referring to is a small town in Texas, but small towns have a lot in common no matter where in the world they are.
My daughter came quietly into this world, but not without the sense of adventure that she still seeks out today. She was, and still is, BRAVE, tenacious, and lovely. Without medical intervention, I'm not sure either one of us would have made it past that day.
Well, this got me to thinking... I should play a house concert! That would be the very best way to hear my music... a beautiful setting, a captive audience, a glass of wine...
There is still a ton of work to do to mix and master the songs, but I can safely say that this album is going to be amazing! That's because of my incredible sound engineer and the talented musicians who are coming in to record and are all putting their heart into the songs.
When you support me in this dream, it says that our time together was special to you too. It takes me back to that time in our life - moments when we connected and conversations we had that meant something.