Alison Carney


ace ono, née Alison Carney, is a native Washingtonian and the brainpower behind the artand[love]only collective, an artistic concept birthed in 2013.  Classically trained in piano and voice, with a firm understanding of how sound effects emotion, she created the movement to inspire artists, and all individuals alike, to make an effort to put ART, in any form, in the forefront, and to live each day with the idea that LOVE is the ultimate movement that we should all adopt. The artand[love]only concept sparked a musical collaboration with Austin Purnell, and the butterflyTree collective was born. Ono shortly added producer “Flowerman” (Emiliano Flowerman) and Producer/Drummer “Ignabu” (Cinque Kemp) to solidify her core. Whether performing alone or with variations of the collective, Ono prides herself on creating with chosen artists that understand the mission: to create epically and unforgettably creative pieces of art we couldnt possibly create alone, to empower women, and to promote LOVE above all else.

Ono has had the opportunity to perform/create with a vast range of artists that include Elvis Costello, Stevie Van Zandt, Mya, Theophilus London, Tabi Bonney, Awthentik, Dwele, Kokayi, Slum Village, Raheem DeVaughn, Phife/Tribe Called Quest, DJ Underdog, Spinser Tracy, Tittsworth, Q-Tip, Phil Adé, Jay IDK, Wes Felton, YahZarah, Pete Rock, Wayna, and many many more. Her upcoming project “i bet you think this song is about you,” is slated to be released later this year.

Photo Courtesy of Jarret Hendrix, 2018

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