Hey. I'm Aly.
I'm a musician, songwriter, and life-long learner.
Eleven years ago, I was offered my first-paid gig. I'd only written two songs - and the gig called for two-hours.
I took it anyway.
Then I got offered another gig. Then another. Eventually, I dropped out of college and moved from upstate New York to Austin to build a career as a singer/songwriter. Over the next ten years, I played gigs in every bar, theatre and glorified McDonalds that offered drink tickets and stage time. Over 900 shows, I (slowwwlly) taught myself to play the guitar, piano, ukulele, and vihuela. I booked dozens of tours in nine countries. Crashed on more floors and couches than my mother would have liked. It was awesome.
I co-produced and released three albums - Things Worth Keeping (2009), The Fits (2013), and most recently, Hungry Ghost (2017). Every album was launched independently, funded by the fans and friends I made on the road (you know who you are). My music has been featured in The Village Voice, USAToday, Seattle Weekly, among others.
I write stories, too. Outside of my personal blog, my writing has been featured in XOJane, 12th Street Journal, LADYGUNN Magazine, and VinylDistrict.
Now, I'm back in school, studying writing at The New School. If you want to keep up with me, the best way is to sign up for my newsletter below. You’ll get new stories from me about once a month, plus upcoming shows and terrible dad jokes.