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 2018-2022.
Ali released her sophomore album October 4, 2019 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'.
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 her 2014 tune, "Girl Meets World" was selected as a finalist in Wagner's annual film festival.
Ali typically performs 150+ shows per year. In April 2018 she played a six-state New England Brewery Tour. Her album release show at Higher Ground on November 6, 2019 marked the start of an ambitious year ahead, including a 2020 tour, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Ali used her time in quarantine to create - producing a music video for her a new single, “Down (Wonderland)". She released a new album in February 2021 called “The Makeover” - a remastered and reworked collection of songs from the past, including those from her first (improperly released) album, "Break". Two new singles followed - "Monsters & Demons" and her first holiday tune, "Snowed In".
Ali is currently working on producing her next album (TBA). "It's exciting. I'm liking these songs a lot and I'm proud of what I am doing with them. It is completely self-produced; something I take pride in not only as a musician, but as a female. Like much of the music industry, production is a male-dominated field. I like to listen to a tune knowing I wrote the music, the lyrics, played rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, piano, strings, synths, took the drum beat out of my head and programmed it into a track, etc. It's rewarding - like having a garden. I can't wait for people to taste what I grew. Ha! This album is exposing my roots."
AliT performing at The Bitter End in New York City (2015)