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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Jane Allison


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It's no secret Ralph's a fan of crowdfunding and when he heard that Welsh singer songwriter and actress Jane Allison Stanness would be releasing her debut solo Americana album “Just Another Girl” under the name Jane Allison using Kickstarter it was time to investigate.


The album 'Just Another Girl' was conceived in Berlin in 2011 while Jane was living there amidst the soft lit, subterranean, demiurgic world of artists, misfits & poets.









Thanks to John Morgan for the pics

Recorded & produced in 2013 by Alonza Bevan, at Kula Shaker's studio’s deep in the heart of the Ardennes in Belgium & finished off with some sweet country, bar room licks in the hub of Bristol’s Country roots scene by Mark Legassick of Howlin Lord fame and Country Dave Caven with the help of Massive Attack producer Stew Jackson.







Thanks to John Morgan for the pics


'Just Another Girl' has a down home Country vibe, coloured with a flavor of Jane Allison's childhood influences such as Neil Young, Leonard Cohen & Joan Baez. Telling tales of secret passion, longing, loss and redemption her songs and voice alike betray substance, thoughtfulness and vulnerability delivered with an authenticity that is both captivating and memorable, she's left no box unticked.





Thanks to John Morgan for the pics

It's not often Ralph shells out his hard earned Bonio allowance for countrified music, however, having heard the impeccable stylings of Jane Allison when checking out the successful crowdfunding campaign to produce 'Just Another Girl' he was moved to pledge in order to help ensure her crystal clear 'Americana' vocals would be available to all.





Thanks to John Morgan for the pics
It's easy to compare Jane Allison to Rosanne Cash or Kelly Willis but she's not 'Just Another Girl', producing some well written tunes in what's very much her own fusion of UK Country/Americana and I'm certain we'll be hearing much more of this talented singer/songwriter in the lead up to the album's release in September.