It’s a real treat when Allison Olassa comes out for a show. The musician is a quiet, popular favorite in town, but her appearances are rare and sometimes last-minute.

Such was the case on Friday night when she opened up an early show at Love Garden. This time, she called upon just two other musicians (drummers need not apply) for one of the loveliest folk sets to grace the record store.
 
 
 
The country crooner with a whispering, quivering tone has one of the most distinct and unique voices around. Her talents are many, her songs diverse. The frontwoman likes to pop back and forth between guitar and accordion, but all numbers are suspenseful yet dainty. It’s the best fun a graceful gal can have, and the show was about as seductive as a folk show can get under a disco ball.

Here’s how the trio opened up the evening: