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Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Welcomes Allison Weiss to its Artist Roster

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Daisy Rock Girl Guitars Welcomes Allison Weiss to its Artist Roster

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 9, 2012
Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, the original girl guitar company, welcomes Allison Weiss, the latest guitar instrumentalist to hit the Daisy Rock Artist Roster, an energetic 24-year-old with an electric guitar, an avid online following, and a whole lot of feelings.

Allison Weiss’ quirky charm and sensibility shine through in her brand of feel-good pop songs. Learning guitar at age 14 in an attempt to become a punk rock star and impress her high school crush, her undying love for music sparked an incredible musical journey. Soon thereafter, Allison moved to Athens GA to continue her studies and toured for the next five years with close indie music friends Jenny Owen Young, Bess Rogers, Leila Broussard, and many others. As Weiss graduated from college, she continued to create music influenced by her experiences of love and loss.

With a dedicated online following by 2009, Allison created her first full-length album in a little over 2 months. Allison’s do-it-yourself approach and successful internet promotions helped garner the attention of The New York Times and Wired Magazine, as well speaking on a 2010 SXSW panel about crowd funding. She soon moved to Brooklyn, NY, to work on a new record with producer and friend Chris Kuffner. The untitled record is preceded by I Was An Island EP.

Allison’s new songs showcase her unique brand of high-energy folk-infused power pop. Even alone with an acoustic guitar, solo shows are powerful and captivating. With a knack for awkwardly endearing on-stage banter, she weaves hilariously self-deprecating stories of every upbeat breakup song.

“I’m all about catchy, upbeat, feel-good music, but the one thing I always write about is heartbreak,” she admitted to Billboard.com, “I say [my songs] sound like your saddest memories sung to the tune of your happiest.”

“When you hear Allison play her jangly, poppy, indie, agro goodness, it makes you want to play guitar,” said Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars. “And we want more girls to learn how to play guitar!  And that is why we welcome Allison into our quirky Daisy Rock family. . .besides the fact, she rocks!”

Allison finished out an impressive 2011 by raising over $30,000 in 30 days with the promise of making three albums worth of material. Not only will the new record be followed up with an acoustic version, but also a series of b-sides to be released soon. She recently completed tour dates in early March with musical collaborator and friend Rachel Cantu.

For more information about Allison Weiss or for show dates and appearances, visit http://allisonweiss.net. Connect with Allison on Facebook and Twitter.