She also won first prize in the Gorilla Productions Battle of the Bands, earning the opportunity to record a full album at the prestigious Maximedia Studios of Dallas. The Album, All You Can Eat, was released in June of 2009. After four years of vocal lessons from renowned coach Tom McKinney and three years of jazz piano/performance from virtuoso Julie Bonk, Allie left her hometown for the University of North Texas, where she studied jazz vocal performance for one year. During this year (2009-2010), Allie competed in the UNT Songwriting Contest, placing first; and the Wildflower! Songwriting Contest, in which she was one of the four top winners. Allie then went on to perform at distinguished venues like Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, Grapevine Palace Theatre, Poor David’s Pub, Opening Bell Coffee, and Kerrville Folk Festival.
In early fall of 2010, Allie left her home in Texas to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts as a songwriting student. After only a semester attending the school, she was elected by Berklee professors to perform alongside two other students in Berklee’s Songwriting Master Class. Allie Farris (age 21) moved to Nashville, Tennessee in January 2011 to begin her life as a full-time singer/songwriter. She has already had the opportunity to perform in Nashville venues like Hotel Indigo, Pick’s in Nashville, and the Vanderbilt Hotel. She is currently working on her new EP recording in Nashville, to be released in early 2012.
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