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Ben Allfree grew up steeped in the unique sights and sounds of California’s farmland. As the multi-instrumentalist son of a music teacher, Allfree developed his musicianship early. He plays drums, piano, guitar, and sings. Along with performing, songwriting, and composing, Allfree provides vocal coaching nationally and internationally, including coaching for major label acts.
In 2012, Allfree started a duo, Allfree & Davis. The duo quickly became recognized for Allfree's smooth baritone, radio-friendly hooks, clear passion, and dynamic showmanship with guitar virtuoso Davis. Along with playing dates in Northern California and Nevada, Allfree & Davis have already created a buzz by opening for country legend Lacy J. Dalton, who called Allfree "the real deal."
In early 2013, Allfree was invited to join the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) as regional coordinator for the greater Reno, Nevada area. Allfree has long been a teacher and is excited to support the NSAI mission and advance the craft of songwriting by bringing a bit of Nashville to Reno.
Allfree’s long held joy of country music has put him backstage with such people as Collin Raye and Neil McCoy. And he’s still star stuck by the time Patty Loveless invited him onstage to sing Blame It On Your Heart with her. Yet, his most audacious moment as a fan came at nineteen when, wanting an autograph, he jumped in front of Johnny Cash's bus, bringing it to a lurching halt as Cash attempted to leave the venue. Cash graciously complied, and today Allfree's guitar boasts Cash's fading signature, along with other country greats such as Chris LeDoux, Sammy Kershaw, and Toby Keith. Allfree's first concert attended was Randy Travis, where he met a girl. It didn't work out.