Track #11 - "Sun Sinks Low"
Ali Steele (of Sugar By the Pound) (December)
Born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Alison Steele grew up singing in church, school, and at home. Although her biggest influences are her father and mother who sang and danced together on the weekends, her uncle also "played the banjo, while my Aunt Ethel and the rest of the family would dance. They would literally rolled up the rug, and play all night long." Alison studied appalachian singing and flatfooting at The Old Town School of Folk in Chicago before moving to California in 2003. She currently plays, sings, and laughs with three other women in Sugar by the Pound.
Photo by Kirsten Ramey