Alison Turner, better known as AliT, is a singer-songwriter (guitar/voice) based in Vermont. Once described as “a less-neurotic Alanis Morissette”, the songstress records and performs a heartfelt and unique style of alternative/indie pop. Having started writing songs at the age of seven, and picking up the guitar when she was 11, Ali has developed into an introspective songwriter and versatile performer. Vermont’s Seven Days named AliT a finalist for Best Vocalist and Best Pop Artist in 2018 and 2019.
Ali released her sophomore album October 4 entitled, “Smoke & Mirrors”. With help from local Grammy-winning sound engineer, Ed Eastridge (Big Mo Records), the album was followed by several positive reviews. Art Edelstein of The Times Argus wrote, “(AliT) finds her voice in real-life issues, revealing a thoughtful, politically astute performer who can attack current issues without trivializing them”. Chris Farnsworth of Seven Days adds, “Turner's second offering makes a strong statement and exudes personality and sonic adventure. It's good enough to ease worries of how she will evolve further and makes you wonder what that evolution will be”. Songs have been featured on radio stations across the region, including Vermont’s ‘The Point’ as well as Boston's 'The River'.
Earlier works include her 2015 debut album “Break” and a 2017 EP “No Interruptions”. Turner graduated from Wagner College on Staten Island with a B.S. in Arts Administration and a double minor in Psychology and Film & Media Studies. Her self-produced and directed music video for "Girl Meets World" was selected as a finalist in Wagner's annual film festival. In April 2018 she played a six-state New England Brewery Tour.
Ali typically performs 150+ shows per year. Her album release show at Higher Ground on November 6, 2019 marked the start of an ambitious year ahead, including plans to tour in spring/summer 2020 which were thwarted by COVID-19. While in quarantine this spring, Ali wrote and produced a new single, "Down (Wonderland)". The song was released with a self-produced music video.
AliT performing at The Bitter End in New York City (2015)