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Allye Ratledge

Allye’s musical career spans over twenty years. At a young age and throughout college, she studied classical piano and voice, performing in operas and musicals from various periods and styles. She has always inspired others with her barely contained energy and perfect pitch.

After her formal education ended, Allye packed up her Bronco and her big fat cat and headed out west to teach Montana’s next generation of musical hopefuls how to sing, march, play music and be awesome. This took one year.

After conquering that frontier, Allye headed down to Austin, Texas (Hook ‘Em, ya’ll) and for several years brought her smoke-and-brandy stylings to bear on the live music scene that is so particularly rich and vibrant down there. During this phase, she sang lead vocals for The Pacers, one of Austin’s favorite party bands of the last decade—specializing in rock and Motown covers. The last couple of years in Austin Allye grew more experimental, performing as the lead vocals in a blues/jazz trio at smaller venues all around the city, developing her own improvisational style and creative sound. One local writer called her voice “warm caramel on cool glass.”

The next big move landed her in the Pacific Northwest—where she was soon performing all over the region, from Portland and Seattle to Walla Walla and Coeur d'Alene. Touring with Bluestone, Allye hit her stride—playing over 300 live shows and festivals in one year. Bluestone consisted of John Farey of the John Farey Group and Sly and the Family Stone as well as his son, Joe Farey, of The Fire Department. Together, they were able to release an album before Life saw fit to call Allye to move again, first to Ohio, then to Alabama and finally, Rome, GA. Life also decided there needed to be two more Superstars under Allye’s wing. Her two daughterswere born back to back and are beautiful and awesome.

Allye counts her girls among some of her greatest inspirations—along with Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Linda Ronstadt, Georgia Middleman, Jane Monheit and the Indigo Girls, of course. Allye is always interested in collaboration with her fellow travelers, whether it be to jam, jaw or write jingles.

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