From her early days, staying late after-hours at her video rental store job to record songs, to her packed tour schedule of today, Aly Spaltro has remained focused on music that connects, empowers and astonishes. She built her fanship the old-fashioned way, getting in front of audiences and projecting her poetic confessionals, silencing rowdy crowds with an a cappella opening song in the center of a dark stage.
Spaltro was quick to develop a reputation as a breakout star in her home state of Maine, and then expanded slowly outwards, moving to New York at twenty to continue work on the songs that would become Ripely Pine. She is fifteen years and four albums into a career where her voice has never wavered, and anyone witnessing the long lines of fans seeking signatures after her performances can see how each release has grown in stature. Her live shows are revelations, a further deep dive into what makes Ripely Pine such a mainstay.
Spaltro is celebrating ten years of Ripely Pine with the release of a 5 LP Box Set. With the original songs remastered, as well as reams of additional material produced and arranged by Spaltro and mixed by original co-producer Nadim Issa, Ripely Pine [2023 Deluxe Edition] captures the time, mood, art and ambition of Aly Spaltro in her early twenties, who had already accumulated years of playing and self-recording experience before laying down tracks for this giant of a debut record.
Ripely Pine [2023 Deluxe Edition] contains all the ferocity, emotional power and inventiveness of the original album and blows it out to a larger, more embellished world. To complement the anniversary, Spaltro will be performing Ripely Pine in full for the first time since its conception, playing the original arrangements with the largest band to accompany her on stage at one of the most formative venues of her career.