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Year Of The Rabbit
Released 05 May 2017

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Sony Music Masterworks signs singer songwriter/guitarist Allison Pierce. Allison’s forthcoming […]
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Sony Music Masterworks signs singer songwriter/guitarist Allison Pierce. Allison’s forthcoming release, produced by acclaimed producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon and Paul McCartney), will come out in Spring 2017.

Allison is best known from the acclaimed duo The Pierces – a group she formed with her sister Catherine. Named “Breaking Artist To Watch” by Rolling Stone, The Pierces went on to release 5 albums. They toured the world with artists like Coldplay and Lissie, and their hit song ‘Secret’ served as the theme for ABC Family’s series Pretty Little Liars.

With the release of her forthcoming album Year of The Rabbit, Allison now stands alone in the spotlight.

“I’m so excited to be in the company of such iconic artists. I love the eclectic nature of Sony Masterworks and couldn’t be happier to have found a new home with a label that understands and is thriving in the evolving landscape of our business,” says Allison.

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Allison Pierce Confirms US Tour with Joseph Arthur   NYC Showcase:  Mon, June 5 @ Berlin (25 Avenue A), 7:30  Solo Debut Year of the Rabbit out Now (Sony Music Masterworks), Produced by Ethan Johns  “Fool Him” Featured on NPR Music’s ‘Songs We Love’

Allison Pierce Confirms US Tour with Joseph Arthur   NYC Showcase:  Mon, June 5 @ Berlin (25 Avenue A), 7:30  Solo Debut Year of the Rabbit out Now (Sony Music Masterworks), Produced by Ethan Johns  “Fool Him” Featured on NPR Music’s ‘Songs We Love’ Allison Pierce (of the Pierces) will be joining Joseph Arthur on […]
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Allison Pierce Confirms US Tour with Joseph Arthur  

NYC Showcase:  Mon, June 5 @ Berlin (25 Avenue A), 7:30 

Solo Debut Year of the Rabbit out Now (Sony Music Masterworks),
Produced by Ethan Johns
 

“Fool Him” Featured on NPR Music’s ‘Songs We Love’

Allison Pierce (of the Pierces) will be joining Joseph Arthur on his summer tour, in support of her solo debut, Year of the Rabbit (Sony Music Masterworks).

 

“[Allison Pierce] polishes up a soft Americana sound that situates her comfortably alongside modern, folk-leaning country stalwarts like Kacey Musgraves and Ashley Monroe. (Which is to say: She’s great.),” writes NPR Music, in a ‘Songs We Love’ piece on Allison’s song “Fool Him.” “Pierce’s full-length solo debut, Year Of The Rabbit, comes out Friday, and it’s a gem — a big, consistently ingratiating batch of brightly rendered, sweetly hooky songs about growing up, getting smart and refashioning yourself into the person you need to be.”

“This album feels like the most important creative outpouring of my life so far,” says the Alabama-born Pierce, who teamed with producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney) to launch the second half of her career with Year of the Rabbit, following two decades with her sister in the acclaimed duo, The Pierces.  “It feels like the most genuine expression of who I am, musically and personally.”

Recorded in analog straight to magnetic tape, the album was mostly performed by Allison and Ethan at Hollywood recording mecca Sunset Sound (much in the same spirit as Johns produced Ray LaMontagne’s debut LP, Trouble).  The only outside contributors were Gabe Witcher, who supplied fiddle on two tracks, and Greg Leisz, who played pedal steel on another.

“Over the years, I’d write these songs knowing they weren’t Pierces songs, and I collected them in anticipation of the day when I could record them myself,” says Pierce.  “I’d envisioned the whole thing, so I was ready, and waiting patiently for the opportunity to make it.”

Allison Pierce Tour Dates  (* with Joseph Arthur)

June 4  Charleston, WV  NPR Mountain Stage
June 5  New York, NY  Berlin
June 20  Boston, MA  Great Scott *
June 21  Sellersville, PA  Sellersville Theater *
June 23  New York, NY  City Winery  *
June 24  Vienna, VA  Jammin’ Java *
June 26  Evanston, IL  SPACE *
June 27  St. Paul, MN  Turf Club *
June 29  Cleveland, OH  Music Box Supper Club *
July 1  Ann Arbor, MI  The Ark *
July 11  Los Angeles, CA  Teragram Ballroom *
July 12  San Francisco, CA  Brick and Mortar Music Hall *
July 14  Portland, OR  Doug Fir Lounge *
July 15  Seattle, WA  The Triple Door *
July 20 Belmar, NJ  WBJB Songwriters Series
Sept 12-15 Nashville, TN Americana Music Festival

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