Allysen Callery is a self taught singer songwriter from Bristol , Rhode Island , USA whose delicate, mesmerizing sound has been compared to classic British folk artists like Sandy Denny and Nick Drake . Billed in Europe as “ghost folk”, her haunting vocals and intricate fingerstyle guitar work is timeless and enchanting.
Allysen has twice been invited to play the SXSW Festival, and tours regularly in Europe. Her music has been on labels Woodland Recordings (DE) , the vinyl only labels Jellyfant Records & Cosirecords Schallplatten (DE), Reverbworship (UK) & 75 or Less Records & Mystra Records (USA).
She has been called “The Tim Burton of Folk Music”, her quiet and dark style has made her a favorite of artists & critics alike,
including Marissa Nadler who listed Winter Island in her Best Albums of 2011: “Winter Island is a record that could proudly sit tall next to Sibylle Baier’s Colour Green and Leonard Cohen’s Songs From A Room. It’s impossibly delicate, gorgeously written, and emanates a timeless quality.”
In 2014 she played multiple showcases at the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival, and was ranked highly by The Washington Post and out of 1500 acts made a list of 40 by NPR ‘s Bob Boilen for “Intriguing unknown artists”.
On July 30th, 2015, Allysen sang on the Harbour Stage with the folk group Haunt The House at The Newport Folk Festival.
In March 2017 Allysen returned to SXSW to play two showcases.
Winner of The Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll Act 2012: Best Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter Act
Winner of Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll 2015: Best Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter Act
Winner of the Rhode Island Motif Music Awards 2019; Best Female Vocalist (Americana)
THE SONG THE SONGBIRD SINGS
WINTER ISLAND / THE SUMMER PLACE
THE END (7" * JellyFant 2014 * cat#7jf31) * file under Tribute
b/w Ryan Lee Crosby: Frozen Warnings
A souvenir of the joint 2014 European tour of Allysen Callery and Ryan Lee Crosby, both cover famous female German songwriters: Allysen Sibylle Baier, Ryan Nico.
Lily of the Valley (from Mumblin´ Sue)
I Had A Lover (from Mumblin´ Sue)