Stickeen River Country
We're the Allen Sisters - Penny Allen (Firefighter / EMT II-D and mother of two), and Theresa Allen (TSA Agent and mother of three). We were born and raised on the small Southeast Alaskan island of Wrangell (pronounced 'rain-gull'), which lies just above Ketchikan. We have been singing since we were old enough to talk, and started writing our own music in 1997. Penny plays rhythm guitar and writes some, while Theresa does most of the writing. We went to Nashville in June of 2002 to make our first recording at Hill Top Studios. Some of the studio musician's names will be familiar, i.e. Milton Sledge on Drums, and Glen Duncan on Fiddle. With more than talented musicians, it was easy to turn out a great record. Having such a great experience at Hill Top Studios with the first album, and success selling our CD's, we went ahead and recorded our second album, "Jump the Waves", at the same location in May of 2005. We've sent CD's to neighboring islands throughout Southeast Alaska, and are getting a lot of support and airtime from the radio stations. We've also sent our CD's to radio stations throughout the U.S. Our first CD was featured in the radio reporting magazine "New Music Weekly". Our first single, "Where Did I Go Wrong" made it on the charts of the Up and Coming section, and ultimately made it into the top 40, being one of the three most added songs! Our second CD, "Jump the Waves" are being sent out to the radio stations. We know our music will do well because it is original and "refreshing" (Frank Green - Engineer). And Bill Evans says, "It's new and fresh." We've heard nothing but great things from people who have heard it (including DJ's from major radio stations, listeners from all over the US and Canada, and music festival coordinators). When asking people what their favorite song is, we have gotten twenty different answers, which is good news to us, because we don't ever want to put out a CD with just one or two good songs on it. We want people to be able to put in the music and enjoy the entire CD. We always feel a little cheated when we buy a CD with one hit and a bunch of filler songs - We don't want anyone to feel that way about our music. Thank you for taking the time to read this and listen to the song clips. ENJOY! "The Allen Sisters", Penny and Theresa Allen Other information, including song lyrics and audio clips, can be found on our website: theallensisters.com.