“I’m lost in the space between the stars and the galaxies and I never meant to be alone“
ALLISSA is an up-and-coming songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA. Formerly a solo act, ALLISSA is now backed by the guitarist (Michael DeGruttola) and drummer (Ron Bender) from the retired touring rock band, Third From First. The cutting vocals of front-woman Allissa Logsdon, now paired with melodic-rock guitar tones and classic rock drum beats, gives ALLISSA a truly unique and unparalleled sound as evidenced on their latest single from last July entitled “Stranded.” I want to thank Allissa (Piano/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
The first album you ever bought?
The Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus album! “Life’s what you make it, so let’s make it rock” is still my life’s motto. Lol!
Your last album bought?
Flyleaf’s New Horizons album!
Favorite album of all time?
I would have to say Flyleaf’s Memento Mori album. I was around 13 and just starting to get into music at the time. The overall sound, passionate vocals of Lacey Sturm, and authentic messages within all of the songs really spoke to me. It was the album that inspired me to become the kind of artist I am today.
Least favorite/most disappointing album?
I don’t have a least favorite album, but one thing that really bothers me is when every song from an artist sounds the same. I also hate whenever a really good band decides to change their sound (for the worst) and they sound like a completely different band.
First concert attended?
I think it was a Toby Mac concert in Pittsburgh!
The last concert I went to and my most favorite concert ever was a Lacey Sturm (former singer of Fyleaf!) She’s my favorite singer/artist of all time, so seeing her in concert was a dream come true. I got to meet her afterwards and tell her what an inspiration she was to me.
Favorite concert ever?
See previous answer.
Least favorite concert?
I don’t think I have a least favorite concert. Even if I didn’t particularly enjoy a certain band I’ve seen, I can always appreciate live performances and find something that I can be inspired by and learn from.
Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
I love Pittsburgh so much! I grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, but I found a new appreciation for it when I went to college in the city. Downtown Pittsburgh is my favorite place to be. There’s something so magical about it during all seasons, but especially during Christmas! I am really proud to be from Pittsburgh.
Thanks, Allissa. I too used to spend countless hours downtown. I would take the bus and just walk around hitting certain stores and just enjoy the bustling ambiance. I really haven’y done that in many, many years.