Singer-songwriter Allison Pierce presents her debut album Year of the Rabbit. "This album feels like the most important creative outpouring of my life so far," says Allison, who is launching the second half of her distinguished career by teaming with producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney). "It feels like the most genuine expression of who I am, musically and personally."
Year of the Rabbit marks Allison's first album as a solo artist, following two decades with her sister in the acclaimed duo, The Pierces. Recorded in analog straight to magnetic tape, the album was mostly performed by Allison and Ethan at Hollywood recording mecca Sunset Sound (much in the same spirit as Johns produced Ray LaMontagne's debut LP, Trouble). The only outside contributors were Gabe Witcher, who supplied fiddle on two tracks, and Greg Leisz, who played pedal steel on another.
As for the album title? In Chinese astrology, rabbit is the symbol for hope. For Pierce, it also means transformation, "The rabbit in Alice in Wonderland was what took her from her mundane world into the spiritual and mystical realm, where she was transformed."