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OH MY JOSH & Judy!

2018 Josh & Judy Allison DUO - BIO FOR PRESS

 

MUSIC HERE: On our website and your favorite app. 

SHOWS HERE: Our google calendar 

 

Josh Allison comes from a blue-eyed soul background, and with wife and music partner Judy, the duo is a folk-soul force of their own. In three words: Dynamic. Harmonies. Soul. 

 

Their harmony-rich songs have earned them Writers Night spots at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville for the past 3 years as well as local songwriter showcases such as Listen Local Huntsville and the esteemed Jim Parker Songwriter Showcase. (LIVE FAN VIDEO from our most recent Josh & Judy Allison and Friends ROUND @ The Bluebird Cafe Oct 2, 2019 is HERE and another on our Facebook page HERE.)

 

The couple's debut EP and subsequent singles are a wealth of influences: Van Morrison, Michael Jackson, John Fogerty, Robert Plant, and Fleetwood Mac. NEW RELEASES in 2019. Songs can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora or your favorite streaming app. SEARCH FOR Josh Allison or Judy Allison. CDs available at shows. 

Josh (and Judy) can be found performing live 4-6 days a week across North Alabama/Tennessee for venues, corporate parties and weddings. Josh's schedule is found here on the website and on facebook events.

 

NEW LIVE AT PANOPLY CD AVAILABLE AT SHOWS ONLY!! No streaming for this baby!

 

BOOKING: SOLO/DUO/BAND

Our band can be booked for a full house of rock, soul and southern groove. Contact us for booking. 

 

"Two of the coolest, kindest & most talented couples we have ever had the privilege of knowing! Incredible artists with amazing voices!" -Pamela Maris, Owner of BeastMode Catering, Huntsville, Alabama

 

"Josh and Judy are great musicians! They were perfect entertainment for our company event- very personable and had our employees interacting with their performance naturally. Ideal blend of acoustic, local, classic AND mainstream feels! Great communication through the planning process as well. Highly recommend!" -Kallie

 

"Josh Allison is by far one of the most amazing singer/songwriters in Huntsville. The way he captures your heart by singing into a mic is unlike any other. I'm glad to say I know him, his wife and his band members personally and they are so down to earth. This man is going places and I'm truely happy to know that he's perusing his dream and making the world a better place, one song at a time." -Shelby

 

"Josh and Judy have great voices! Josh also has amazing guitar skills! Original songs, unique covers. Works hard at their craft. Go see them, you will love it!!" Mac

 

 

 

 

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Josh & Judy Allison FULL BIO

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Josh:
I moved to Huntsville around the end of 2010. I've been performing since (Scottsboro) high school choir and as a solo musician in Concord, NC and now call Huntsville, AL home with my wife, Judy, and 4 kids. I’m a singer who learned how to play guitar so I could play shows on my own. My favorite voices are Robert Plant, Otis Redding, Amos Lee and Ray LaMontagne, Maynard James Keenan, Lou Grahm, Edwin McCain, Dave Grohl and Bill Withers. At local solo acoustic shows, I play mostly cover songs and crowd favorite originals and hand out laminated Songlists which are sort of like a music menu of around 200 songs. That's sort of a signature for me, I've been doing that since I moved here in 2011. My wife began working with me in 2012 while we were dating by taking on some of the booking, event planning and music business administration as well as joining in on some performances. After we married, we started writing songs and booking duo shows together. Music is full-time for us where we live with our four children in Huntsville, Alabama. I love Frito pie.

 

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Judy:
My roots are in Huntsville, Alabama listening to my Mom sing in the living room with me. Tunes from her big-band singer days with the George Doerner Orchestra, and her favs Glen Miller Band, Helen Reddy, The Carpenters and Abba were in constant rotation. My musical tastes are diverse from Mozart to Iron Maiden to Florence & The Machine, Jack White and The Civil Wars. I’ve recorded radio jingles, was a radio dj in college, have sung in churches and a number of weddings and I've been in a couple of bands, but my greatest joy has been singing my babies to sleep. I became an instant fan of Josh when I heard him sing and started following his shows. We started seeing each other and singing together in the summer of 2012 and married on Valentine's Day 2013. I love that Josh and I have such a strong musical connection when we sing together and others really seem to feel it too. I have experience in concert promotions and booking and enjoy keeping up with current music business trends and I love macaroni and cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recordings:

We wrote and recorded our Debut EP in 2015. The musicians we chose are some of the finest musicians in the South. We had Jason Humphress on guitar, classical guitar, Wurlitzer and the Glockenspiel; Andrew Sharpe on Bass; Cody Allen on percussion; Michael Kilpatrick on drums and percussion; Chad Reeves on lead guitar on "Hold You." A friend referred us to Welcome to 1979 Studios in Nashville, TN and Josh fell in love with the place immediately. Chris Mara, the owner/operator/engineer/producer was such a kind-hearted and patient man with great humor. He knew how to make us feel comfortable and gave us a top-notch experience which made us feel like royalty. Most of all, we left feeling very excited and pleased with our recording. Producers: Josh & Judy Allison, Jason Humphress and Rick Trussell.

We have since recorded 3 more singles with two different bands, and Judy has recorded and released her own single "Slip Away". We are in the process of recording 2 more singles with a new producer, Kelvin Wooten. Anticipated release in January 2019.

 

 

 

Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/joshjudyallison

Man, what a HUGE blessing it was to have such great support from friends, family and fans to record our EP and get support on the next 2 singles! We conquered all the details and published the Kickstarter Crowd-funding page and only had 20 days to complete it! Right down to the wire and we raised over $8000 to make both events happen. That included the recording, mastering, travel, fees, production and manufacturing and kickstarter fulfillment rewards. We had additional expenses that we had to cover as well. Recording a great sounding CD is NOT cheap! We are very satisfied with the end result and already find ourselves writing again for the full album. We want to say another huge THANK YOU to all of our supporters who lift us up and have encouraged us along the way. We hope that you enjoy the music as much as we did writing and recording all of it! There is MORE TO COME!

 

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Reviews:

2019 RELEASES

"These are fantastic songs. All musicians involved were a perfect fit for this project.  Can’t Stop is such a colorful piece with many parts and somehow the musicians don’t step on anyones else’s toes.  Great space. Moving On has always been a favorite of mine, the production is so spot on.  Josh and Judy’s voices were meant for each other and shows in every song they sing.  Kelvin did a great job highlighting that natural trait that they share so tastefully.  Josh has that edgy soulful southern rasp with such great range, and Judy’s sharpness and clarity softens Josh’s edge right up. They couldn’t blend more effortlessly.  I’m always excited to hear what will be next from these two. "

ALAN LITTLE, Listen Local Huntsville 

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