From the Farm to L.A.: A Young Starlet

October 27, 2011 § 1 Comment

While I’ve got Wittenberg on the brain, let me tell you about Allie. She’s a smart, energetic, bluesy-voiced, extremely talented 20-something-year-old ~ and yes, another graduate of Wittenberg University. And she may very well be bound for stardom since making her way from Ohio farm country to the big city life about a year ago.

allie persinger and her awesome band

I met Allie through a mutual friend, several months before she finished her years at Witt, when she was thinking about heading to NYC after graduation. We clicked on a bunch of levels, and it was clear that she was very bright, full of passion and brains and guts. The world was out there waiting and she was ready to grab it with gusto.

She chose Los Angeles over NY, and chose music over some of her other gifts ~ and she’s out there now living her dream in full shiny color. The hard knocks, the awesome opportunities. Working hard, reaching for the stars. I hope she reaches them. I think she just might.

So here’s an introduction, through a video with her (very cool, very talented) band. And below that is a quieter, a capella piece she recorded on a visit back home. (I know Allie, it’s not perfect ~ but it’s really good!!) Both are well worth a listen. Enjoy, and keep a lookout for this rising star!

Michael Row-Hallelujah

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