Artist, Ensemble: Alysson Light
I’m Playing: Bass, Cello
Release Date: 2003
Looking Glass Conversations is Alysson Light’s second release of original songs (13 tracks this time). Young (dob 4/19/85), but already a veteran of the music scene in North Carolina, Alysson has been performing solo (just her voice and her piano) since she was 15. She has been called the fastest rising star of the Triangle area by the local press, and has garnered best bets and spotlight articles throughout the Southeast as she has worked hard to bring her music to as many towns and cities as she can reach with the limitations of a real High School plus College curriculum (8 AP classes, 3 college classes-she’s a National Merit Scholarship Finalist). Her music is definitely not for teeny boppers, but will strike a chord with those who remember Joni Mitchell, or who enjoy the complex melodies and poetic lyrics of Tori Amos. Alysson has twice been awarded scholarships from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Berklee boasts Paula Cole and Melissa Ethridge as well as many, many other Grammy award winning artists among its graduates.