Brian Allison is an Americana singer/songwriter from Chicago, Il. After the loss of Brian's father and brother in the same year. Brian quickly learned that life is short. Playing over a 100 shows in 2016 still working a day job, Brian made the move into music full-time in October of 2016 and hasn't looked back since. With over 20 years in the music business, Brian Allison's passion and drive for music keeps him creative while touring the nation and bringing an energetic and soulful performance to every stage he plays. Brian's father instilled that passion and drive.
In 2017 Brian hit the ground running pursuing music 110%. With the support from his wife and 4 kids, Brian finished recording 2 original songs 'Waiting On You' and 'No Way Out' in early 2017 with Gregory Hyde at Skyblynde Studio. Brian released his EP 'Waiting on You' in May of 2018 and toured to the east coast on the 'Take Me Back Tour with singer-songwriters Sara Quah and Bisi Obateru. Brian also made his way to Denver Colorado for 2 tours. Opening up for Dave Tamkin and decker. At the end of 2017 Brian played over 230 shows.
2018 Brian had no plans of slowing down. Brian was back in the in studio with Gregory Hyde at Skyblynde Studio recording 5 new original songs. 3 of which he collaborated with singer songwriters John Ciambriello (Hold On), Cheryl Rodey ( Here We Go Now) and Amy Allison ( A Better Woman). Brian's EP 'For Now' was released in April of 2018. May of 2018 Brian left on a solo west coast tour. Brian's songs 'For Now' and 'Hold On' are featured on a few playlists on Spotify. Brian had a incredible opportunity to perform at a Sofar Sounds Chicago show in October of 2018. Brian instantly feel in love with the Sofar community and continues to play once a month for the Sofar community. Brian played over 350 shows in 2018!
Brian will be releasing new singles through out 2019 and looks forward to sharing new co-write projects.