Al & Ann call their brand of music "ECLECTICana" -- progressive roots/folk with a little urban subway rumble and Texas twang, mixin' in their whimsical lyrics and addicting harmonies.
Al & Ann began as an offshoot of The Harlem Parlour Music Club soon after the two co-wrote “Runaway Train” which featured Allison Cornell on HPMC’s “Salt of the Earth” CD.
Al & Ann released "Rope & Tie" on Harlem Parlour Records January 2011, produced by Sammy Merendino and Tim Hatfield
Allison earned her Masters from Julliard and is a very versatile accompanist in the studio and on the road, providing keyboards, viola/violin, guitar and backup vocals for Shania Twain, Paula Cole, Joe Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Ronnie Spector, and many others. As she continued her education in New York as a singer songwriter learning the ropes, she toured with Joe Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega, Shania Twain, Angelique Kidjo, Jann Arden, Tracy Chapman, Pat Benatar, Ann-Margret and Ronnie Spector. Her recording credits include work with Cyndi Lauper, Jann Arden, Pat Benatar, Joe Jackson, Rachael Sage, Carter Burwell, Tim Booth, Angelo Badelmente and Branford Marsalis.
Ann Cline has established herself as one of downtown NYC’s most diverse guitarists/composers. Her credits include: Natalie Imbruglia, Joan Osborne, PM Dawn, Toshi Reagon, Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Ani DiFranco and she has played on Broadway in the shows Grease, 9 to 5 and Everyday Rapture . As an artist, Ann was featured on the cover of Billboard in an article on NYC's best unsigned bands, received support from hundreds of college radio stations and local press. She has been invited to return to Europe every year for the past 10 years, primarily in Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland and Germany.