Allison Shirk is a singer-songwriter/guitarist whose music blends her Texas country roots with her love for vocal jazz and blues. She plays original songs and heart-felt cover tunes. She has a soothing voice that draws you in with its sincerity and soulfulness. Allison is a juried member of the King County Touring Arts Roster, Gigs4U Roster, and Amazon.com Roster. She performs regularly around the Northwest at wineries, musical venues, and SeaTac Airport.
Allison is currently working on releasing a video for her single, "Comfort," and is fundraising to release a new album this year. She released, "Break My Heart" in 2015 and "Live from the Blue Heron" in 2016. Allison performs as a solo musician, duo, small ensemble, and full 7-piece band. Her melodious tunes are upbeat and catchy, and gives listeners a sense of her authenticity. Allison plays a fun mix of original songs, oldies (Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan), and contemporary songs (Ryan Adams, Norah Jones).
Where I Have Performed
The Bluebird Cafe
Columbia City Theater
Triple Door Musicquarium
Vashon Center for the Arts
Maury Island Winery
McGlinn's Public House
University Street Fair
Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
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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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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.