A family band from Bend, Oregon, The Allison Family plays a blend of music styles, including Folk, Celtic, Traditional American Fiddle, Bluegrass Gospel, Country, and Progressive Contemporary. The band has performed at events and music festivals throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California since 2008. Peggy Frede from River Rim Coffeehouse calls the Allison Family band “amazing! The musical talent of each child is impressive alone. This combined with the arrangements which allow members to shine at their ability level, creates a show that moves along and entertains They are a joy to listen to and an inspiration to watch!” Since entering the fiddle contest scene in 2010, their fiddlers have racked up 42 top five finishes at regional fiddle contests, including titles from The Rocky Mountain Regional Fiddle Contest, The Western Open, Willamete Valley, Weaverville Open, and The Idaho State Open. Each time they have competed at the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest in Weiser, Idaho, they have brought home a top 10 finish, placing 9th, 8th, and 4th.
Their first CD, “Mama’s Clothesline,” was released in 2012 and the music video of the title track was a semifinalist at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival in 2013. Micheal C., a professional singer had this to say about the CD, “I was absolutely blown away by the “Mama’s Clothesline” CD. ...I was so taken aback by the incredible musicianship of the whole Allison Family- and the singing was great, too! Many kudos and a thousand thanks for such an enjoyable experience. One of their original arrangements, “Durang’s Medley,” was picked up by a Media Production Company in Canada in 2013, for use in a commercial.
Their second CD, “Wonderfully Made”, is the band’s first foray into original song writing. Their upbeat arrangement of “Because He Lives” and the original “Wonderfully Made” are featured in the documentary Labeled www.labeledthemovie.com.