To plan an upcoming show, please contact Allison at: allison at allisonshapiramusic dot com
One Sentence Bio
Allison Shapira is a recovering opera singer inspired by Joan Baez and Judy Collins.
With "a voice that's simultaneously rich, honeyed, dense, and altogether quite beautiful," Allison Shapira is a recovering opera singer inspired by Joan Baez and Judy Collins. In the summer of 2012, she left her job in Boston and went to Europe with a travel guitar; she performed in 4 countries and returned to the US to release her first original album, Coming Home. She lives and performs in Washington, DC, though she's known around the world as "Allison from Boston." Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin recently formed the acclaimed duo Joan & Joni, a musical tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, which premiered a sold-out show in DC and released a Joan & Joni EP in January 2015.
"A voice that's simultaneously rich, honeyed, dense, and altogether quite beautiful...heartfelt and sincere...it's the groundbreaking early works of Joan Baez that come most readily to mind." Leicester Bangs, July 31, 2013