Photo by A Fischman
New York City, NY – July 6, 2011 – Allison’s Invention, formally known by her given name, Allison Tartalia, is glancing through the looking glass at a new path in her poignant career. She will be performing at Cincinnati area venues Southgate House and the Rohs Street Cafe on July 19th and 22nd respectively as part of a Midwest tour in order to promote her new project Sweet and Vicious.
No stranger to the Midwest, having toured extensively in support of her first album, Ready, the New York songwriter will hit the road this summer in support of her long-awaited follow-up, Sweet and Vicious. Recently up for an Emmy for her work on the documentary 5,000 Miles From Home, Allison is able to use her vast music skills in multiple entertainment avenues. Her classical piano background and self-taught guitar playing, along with the eclectic instrumentation and complex arrangements, capture her unique sound. Her ability to engage multiple audiences with her fusion of jazz, chamber pop and folk makes her transcend typical solo artist stereotypes.
Sweet and Vicious, which Something Else Reviews says, “gives hope for the future,” was produced by Grammy Award winner Michael Leonhart, (Steely Dan, Lenny Kravitz) and will be released on July 27th, 2011. Sweet and Vicious captures the singer’s brutally honest, and at times satirical lyrics that fearlessly portray her failed relationships and family struggles. This lush melodramatic-pop album is already starting a spark in the music world of New York.
On this project Allison fills a void in the music industry. Allison is a woman who knows that every line is well earned war paint. We are given a space in which to reflect, grow and speak our own truths from a place of learned confidence, insight and serenity. Like the inspiration for her new pseudonym, Allison’s Invention, provokes her listeners to get back up after a big fall, and gain the confidence to start over on a new and improved path. Sweet and Vicious is a project that has the transcendent depth to put Allison’s Invention on the map.
Artist: Allison’s Invention
Where: Southgate House 24 East 3rd Street Newport, KY 41071 & the Rohs Street Cafe 245 West McMillan Street Cincinnati, OH 45219
When: July 19th and 22nd
How Much: $5 (21+) and $8 for the Southgate House, TBA for the Rohs Street Cafe
Web Site: http://www.allisonsinvention.com/