With an intimate exploration of the heart, the music on Alison Marae’s debut album, My Heart Can’t Take It, is rooted from early 20th century jazz and folk. Alison produced the album and penned most of the songs, but also included several songs from the 1930’s, a main source of her musical inspiration. My Heart Can’t Take It was nominated for a San Diego Music Award. It features her on the ukulele and piano.
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“Modern day music that harkens back to yesteryear, circa the 1920’s through the late 1950’s, jazzy as well as beautifully played and sung. Centered around Marae’s close mic’d voice and ukulele…it’s Marae’s voice that is the star attraction here. There is a melancholy air to the material here, with the title track in particular approaching torch song territory.” Bart Mendoza/San Diego Troubadour.