Allison Pierce Releases Year Of The Rabbit

  Year of the Rabbit marks Allison Pierce’s first album as a solo artist, following two decades with her sister in The Pierces.   Recorded in analog straight to magnetic tape, […]

 

Year of the Rabbit marks Allison Pierce’s first album as a solo artist, following two decades with her sister in The Pierces.   Recorded in analog straight to magnetic tape, the album was mostly performed by Allison and producer Ethan Johns 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.

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“This album feels like the most important creative outpouring of my life so far,” says songwriter Allison Pierce, who is launching the second half of her distinguished career by teaming with producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney).   “It feels like the most genuine expression of who I am, musically and personally. 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.”

As for the album title?  In Chinese astrology, rabbit is the symbol for hope.  For Pierce, it also means transformation.  “The rabbit in Alice in Wonderland was what took her from her mundane world into the spiritual and mystical realm, where she was transformed.”

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Track listing:

1.      Fool Him

2.      Evidence

3.      Follow You Down

4.      Never Coming Back

5.      Sea of Love

6.      Drink One for You

7.      I Can See for Miles

8.      To the Grave

9.      It Is Well With My Soul

10.  A Kiss Before You Go

11.  Bed of Nails

12.  Peace Like River

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