Sunday, November 16, 2008

Alyson Gilbert with SFI

Hey all,

I just wanted to let you know Still Fighting It will be backing Nashville Star finalist Alyson Gilbert at the Empire Theatre on Wednesday, November 26th at 7:30 PM. We're very much looking forward to playing with such a talented musician.

She will also be doing sets with special guests Mark Proulx and Kris Eylands.

Alyson's bio (from her website):

Born in Texas and raised in Minnesota, Alyson Gilbert now lives in Nasvhille, Tennessee where she is a singer and an animal science student (favorite animal: pig).

Since arriving in Tennessee in 2002, Alyson has been singing with bands, doing acoustic gigs, and recording songwriters' demos. She was lead vocalist for Southbound, sits in with The Grove, and does acoustic gigs with Wes Henley, former guitarist with Carl Perkins. Aly has played and written with Jonathan Singleton.

One of Aly's favorite gigs was a USO tour to Japan. "If I could, I would sing for troops all the time - they're by far the best audience."
In the studio, Aly has recorded with musician/producer Mac MacAnally in Muscle Shoals and with Wes Henley in Jackson.

Aly comes from a creative family. Her father is the painter, Chris Gilbert. Her parents met in college theater, and her mom, Phyllis, has been doing theater ever since. Aly's cousin John Hagen is the cellist with Lyle Lovett.
Alyson and her husband Brian, a mechanical engineer, are active in animal rescue and respite work. They share their home with several cats and dogs.

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