Reltone Records artist Alison Self plays country, blues and folk music of different varieties on the ukulele and these days, is mostly seen with a guitar. Sassy, sweet and self-assured, she has been described as Richmond’s chanteuse “with a huge voice unlike any other female singer in Richmond.” Alison has been performing since 2006 when she started learning to play as a way to make money and pass the time while hoboing around the country. It soon developed into a number one priority that hasn’t seemed to let up. From DIY events to late night bar gigs to farmers markets to street corners, Alison has become a well known musician in the Richmond roots circuit. Alison performs mostly solo but also in several duet projects.
Carter family inspired old time country outfit, with Josh Bearman (of The Hot Seats)
“Hokum Jump” ragtime blues powerhouse duo with Brownbird Rudy Relic
In addition to performing Alison also works on other music related projects.
Alison Self partners with caller Grant Hunnicut to help organize semi-regular square dances around town. Voted ‘Best Way To Cure Nostalgia for Grade School Dances’ by Style Weekly.
Alison Self and Josh Bearman handle the details for this free 4th Thursday showcase that happens monthly at Balliceaux since Jan 2012. Sweet Fern opens the night and then the featured band takes the stage.
Festivals played: MacRock (2012), Fall Line Festival (2013), RVA UkeFest (2013)
Alison has shared the stage with notable acts such as: The Two Man Gentleman Band, Curtis Eller, J.P Harris & The Tough Choices, Jason Webley, The Hot Seats, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Blackbird Raum, Larry and His Flask, Paul Baribeau, Spoonboy and more, and loves them all very much <3