In this edition of Hoboken Girl of the week, we feature Allison Strong, a talented musician who is making waves in the area. A multi-talented songwriter and performer, Allison Strong aims to defy cultural boundaries. Raised in a bilingual household in Union City, NJ, she sings and writes in both English and Spanish and composes on both piano and guitar. An alumna of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Project, Strong won two Hoboken Music awards for Outstanding Female Solo Artist and People’s Choice in 2013. She was most recently flown to her mother’s native Colombia as a featured celebrity for Diego Luna’s Documentary Series “Back Home” on the Fusion Network.
In addition to playing well-received solo sets at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall & Pianos, she has opened for headliner Teddy Geiger, performed for former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, and appeared on stage at the White House, the Metropolitan Opera, and on Broadway in Bye Bye Birdie and Mamma Mia.