Sometimes a guitar can be a cabin in the thick woods. Sometimes a song can be a family story passed down through generations to preserve what matters. Performing songwriter Allison Preisinger imbues all these realties in her work. Think Joni Mitchell meets Van Morrison with a warmth to brighten up an overcast Pacific Northwest sky. 

Her latest single, “Shine,” which Preisinger wrote for her husband and performed for him at their wedding, will feature on Preisinger’s forthcoming album. Her prior release, 2016’s The Jade EP, her third to date, earned acclaim from Seattle music fans and attention from those searching for kind, insightful songs. With a propensity for showing up at wineries and weddings, Preisinger is a mainstay in the Seattle music community. The multi-instrumentalist and graduate of Boston’s famed Berklee College of Music knows one thing for sure: music is the light cresting just beyond.