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Allison Geddie: Everything You Don’t See

You know the type of singer/song- writers who play at open-mic nights at trendy coffee shops? Never been to one of those? Well, we haven’t either, but Allison Geddie is the girl we imagine we’d find there, jamming on an acoustic guitar and singing in a pretty, delicate voice.
It’s not too surprising then that Allison played her first show—at 15—at a local café in Connecticut. She knew early on that she had a serious knack for writing and performing music after she first played her dad’s guitar. Years later, her talent has matured, and eight years of song writing came to be her debut album which was recently released.
Everything You Don’t See, Allison’s debut, has the light and natural feeling of an acoustic album, but incorporates drums and strings to flawlessly compliment the raw quality of the guitar.
If Norah Jones’s sultry voice and Sara Bareilles’s lyrical honesty were combined to make an album, it would be Everything You Don’t See. Sure, the singer/songwriter thing is slightly clichéd, but Allison’s sound is strikingly unique.
Some of our favorites are “Divided,” “In This City” and the adorably nostalgic “What We Lived For (The Starbucks Song).” We think the album is definitely a perfect lying-on-the-hammock, relaxing soundtrack for summer.
Check out Everything You Don’t See (out now!) and let us know your fave tracks!
 
--Haley Blum

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6/30/2009 11:50:00 AM
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