Alison Marae

Alison Marae just might be the secret love child of Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole, She writes with early 20th century music as her inspiration, blending jazz, folk and blues with a torch song flavor. She throws in a sweet ukulele, a rhythm soft shoe, some scatting and maybe even a mouth trumpet. Sounds like: Billie Holiday, Nora Jones, Joni Mitchell, Peggy Lee, Diana Krall

"Modern day music that harkens back to yesteryear, circa the 1920’s through the late 1950’s, jazzy as well as beautifully played and sung. Centered around Marae’s close mic’d voice and’s Marae’s voice that is the star attraction here. There is a melancholy air to the material here, with the title track in particular approaching torch song territory." Bart Mendoza/San Diego Troubadour