American folk singer-songwriter Allysen Callery is unveiling a new music video for Lily Of The Valley, as the first extract from her fifth release, Mumblin’ Sue.
Counting Marissa Nadler among her greatest admirers, Allysen Callery is regularly featured on Fluid Radio, Folk Radio UK and WFMU’s Shrunken Planet. Callery is a self-taught acoustic folk artist from Rhode Island, USA. Growing up in New England, she was heavily influenced by her parents’ collection of British folk revival records of the late 60′s early 70′s. With her finger-picked steel-stringed guitar, she is a keen storyteller, her intimate and stripped-down yet haunting songs placing her as a gem in the new folk scene. A gem which one would like to keep for oneself, but which should hopefully not remain hidden for long!
WATCH ALLYSEN CALLERY’S LILY OF THE VALLEY
Directed by Brett Davey, with Ava Callery, Christian Haler, Timothy Davey & Sakari.
Lily of the Valley tells of the courage and self determination sometimes required to walk away from a relationship. It questions the value of materialism against the love of nature and human interactions.
Recommended if you like: Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Meg Baird, Josephine Foster, Kristen Hersh, Marissa Nadler, Jessica Pratt
Allysen Calery Mumblin’ Sue cover art by William Schaff (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia)
Allysen Callery’s Mumblin’ Sue and Lily of the Valley have been featured on:
AltCountry Forum (NL)
Beats Per Minute (USA)
Das Klienicum (DE)
For Folk’s Sake (UK)
The Man of Rennes (FR)
Music Won’t Save You (IT)
No Depression (USA)
Paste Magazine (USA)
The Providence Phoenix (USA)
Red Line Roots (USA)
Rolling Stone (DE)
Sideways Through Sound (AUS)
Son Of Marketing (IT)
The Washington Post (USA)