Concerts in Care Artist Biography
Allison was born in Brandon, MB into a very musical family. She began classical training at the age of 4 and at 12 years old was teaching the Fantasy Fiddlers at the Brandon University. At age 16, Allison moved to Calgary to join the group Barrage with whom she travelled the world. She excelled as a soloist in theatrical production, live/studio recordings and commercial/radio broadcasts with multiple tours on three continents, sharing the stage with such notables as Alanis Morrisette, Bare Naked Ladies, Great Big Sea, Blue Rodeo, Jann Arden, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, and Ashley MacIsaac to name a few. She has toured worldwide for 20 years to date. She has performed live for numerous dignitaries and leaders of state and even our Troops abroad in places like Afghanistan, Bosnia, Dubai and the North Pole.
She is nominated frequently for Awards such as the Gemini’s, Canadian Film Awards, WCMA’s, Junos and Canadian Country Music Awards. She took home the CCMA Award for “Fiddler of the Year” in 2013 as a part of Gord Bamford’s Band. In 2016, she was inducted into the Wall of Fame in Manitoba. She shares this honour with her parents (Dorothy and Brian Granger) who were inducted as builders. She landed in the top 11 fiddlers in Canada taking home 8th place in the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship last year.