Where'd she come from?
Allie Chipkin is a Poughkeepsie native singer-songwriter currently based in Boulder Colorado. Across the years, Allie has dabbled in clarinet, guitar, piano, ukulele, and voice study. As a student at Skidmore College, Allie nixed the idea of a traditional thesis and proposed her own Songwriting Project to meet her English major qualifications. She wrote her first album, Honey & Knives, as a result of this project under the guidance of music critic Marc Woodworth.
Marc encouraged Allie to soak in all she could from great female songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Sara Bareilles, Ani DiFranco, and Patti Smith, and to write songs inspired by each of their unique strengths. Using what she had learned from the greats, Allie started to access the nuances of her own voice and words. She released Honey & Knives (as well as an accompanying songwriting memoir) in April of 2014 with the help of her producer and close friend, Kevin O'Connell.
A true Gemini, Allie thrives off of change, and cannot wait to take her next career step. Since the release of Honey & Knives, she has moved to Boulder, CO, been gigging around the west and developing her next EP. Allie Chipkin fans successfully raised $10,000 on Kickstarter to fund this next EP release. She is planning a 2018 tour to promote it.