Singer-songwriter Allison Moorer released her autobiography Blood: A Memoir last year via Da Capo Press. She’s since been in the DC area a few times to chat about her book and play songs and to perform in a show with her husband Hayes Carll.
If you missed either of those concerts, you can catch her play a free livestream at Facebook Live on Saturday, March 28.
“I’m doing a Facebook live show on Saturday, March 28, at 7pm central — an at-home version of the hybrid ‘Blood’ shows I did last fall. Readings, Songs, and Q+A. Join me!” Allison announced on Twitter recently.
Allison released an accompanying Blood the album only days prior to Blood the book, and it was the first record from Allison in four years. The album, published by Autotelic Records/Thirty Tigers, features 10 tracks that directly connect to the people, emotions, trauma, and state of mind that are all detailed so eloquently in the memoir.
Blood: A Memoir offers a detailed account of Allison and her sister Shelby Lynne’s childhood growing up in a troubled home in Southern Alabama, which ended in the well-documented murder-suicide of her parents in 1986. She vividly illustrates the experiences surrounding the death of her parents, while also showing that there was much more to her family than tragedy and darkness.
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Writing for Parklife DC, Mark Engleson found Allison’s November 2019 concert at Jammin’ Java to be an uplifting experience.
“As tragic as her family’s story is, Allison has found positive, beautiful elements to it, especially the musical heritage she came by through both of her parents,” Mark wrote.
Saturday, March 28