Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

I love the Allegra Calii story. Why? Because it gives us all a little hope. Allegra, like you and me, has always loved music. However, that passion took her from karaoke jams to releasing her debut single. And we’re left singing in the shower.

This Rhode Island girl is a cosmetologist by day. When she’s not helping people look their best, she’s singing her heart out. Allegra grew up listening to the powerful female voices of country music. Artists like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Shania Twain inspired her, and continue to do so.

Allegra Calii: Catching Fire

Releasing your first song is a big deal. It takes a lot of hard work, unyielding dedication and an investment in yourself, your time and your finances. Calii made the investment and it’s paying off. Her debut single is out and absolutely impressive. She’s created a cool, sonically vibey piece of music for all of us who’ve been left blindsided in a relationship.

Allegra Calii’s vocals on “Gone” take you on a journey from subdued curiosity to ignited insecurity. You can sense the intensity as she goes through the necessary emotions. You get the feeling she eventually finds a little peace on her last word…”yeah.”

Get to know the singer/songwriter from Providence through her music and story, below. You’ll also find links to her social media. Supporting our New England singer/songwriters starts by listening. Here, we shine a spotlight on a rising New England star, Allegra Calii.

  • The Music


    “Gone” is the debut single from Rhode Island’s Allegra Calii. She said her original song is about “getting ghosted by someone and being left wondering what happened/why. The lyrics go through the moment where you overthink and start to blame yourself. But the lyrics also kind of mock the situation too — ‘I guess the wind must’ve come and swept you up’ alluding to other situations where the guy couldn’t just communicate, or maybe an ex came and swept him away…”


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  • The Story

    • From: Lincoln, Rhode Island
    • Grew up in: Providence and Lincoln
    • Current single:  “Gone” is my debut single! 
    • What lead you to music: Shania Twain and Taylor Swift 
    • How long have you been performing: Ever since I stumbled upon a karaoke setup with my best friend at our local marina when I was really young. We used to practice for the karaoke nights…we took it very seriously!!! 
    • First country song you learned: “The First Cut Is The Deepest” by Sheryl Crow. This was the first song i learned on guitar. My sister and I would perform it for our neighbors and family friends.
    • How would you describe your sound: Pop country. I tend to go for upbeat songs rather than slow. I love a good beat and bass-y sounds… and I love to add a lot of harmony’s! 
    • Who inspires you:  Shania Twain is my biggest inspiration. I always loved her music. I remember sitting on the ground with my boom box blaring her CD and flipping through the album cover pamphlet. I’d memorize my favorite songs. I loved her outfits.
    • Dream duet partner: Morgan Wallen for sure
    • All- time favorite country songs: Honey I’m home – Shania Twain, Any Man Of Mine- Shania Twain, Where Have All the Cowboys Gone – Paula Cole, Too Close
    • First country concert: Carrie Underwood 
    • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: Well I would still be doing what I’m doing but I’m hopeful that one day I can do music and make a living off it.
    • Day Job: Cosmetology 
    • Most proud moment: putting out music in general has been a really big deal for me, I’ve wanted to do this for sooo many years. I’m excited to have my first song out. I have a second one coming out in a couple of weeks, It’s a really fun summery song!!
    • Crazy thing that happened in your music career: Having my song play on the radio! That has always been on my bucket list!
    • Other things you like to do: thrifting, painting, being outside
    • Fun fact: I love crocs, I wear them all the time. Knowing people hate them makes me want to wear them even more 
    • Mantra: Treat others the way you want to be treated


  • The Social Network

    Be sure to follow Allegra on her social media accounts to keep up with her latest music, happenings and shows.

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  • Are YOU a Catch?

    Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches. *Singer/songwriters with original music: Please submit for consideration on The Local Catch by emailing: [email protected]

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