Jack & Ally

Folk
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Ally Paradis had performed in theatre productions since she was nine. As an adult she has performed on her own for a few years. Yet something was missing!“

Enter Jack Walker.

An experienced musician, Paradis would sometimes go watch her long-time friend perform,while in Ontario — only to be pulled on stage to help out with vocals. Slowly, those guest appearances turned into regular gigs. Working together is just natural. " He has a way of making everybody feel comfortable and have fun” says Paradis.

After toiling away separately, the pair decided to try out performing as a duo, jumping into the deep end with a month-long tour in the U.S. The name for their folk-pop project was simple: Jack & Ally.

Their inaugural tour took them to Nashville with stops in Louisville, Columbus and Cleveland along the way.

That sealed the deal — Walker decided to temporarily move from Ontario to Whistler, where Paradis has been working as a drama teacher and artist for the last year. This summer the duo is planning a cross-country tour and working on songs for their debut album. They will make New Brunswick their home as Ally is from the Miramichi area. They plan to hole up in a cabin this fall to record it.