Sounds Like: Don Henley, Neil Young, Neil Finn, Tom Petty, Rodney Crowell
I was born at a very early age, when I heard music. Since that day, I've been singing, which is sometimes construed as "howlin". Thus was the name, "Howlin' Alan"....
I write a lot in DADGAD tuning and using cut capo, trying to keep it fresh with stories (some true) you may relate to. If I ab...See Full Bio
“Back to Plan A - RECORD REVIEW ..You can envision yourself going back into time with his peaceful, Tom-Petty-like guitar riffs and soulful Neil Young vocals, Howlin’ Alan refers to his original creations as “Country Rock Americana Pop” (acronym not indicative). Those who might chuckle about this have to realize his sound is nowhere near C.R.A.P. Alan submerged himself in 60’s and 70’s classic rock, but his sound incorporates many genres including country, blues, and folk. “One Man’s Misery” shows off Alan's union of country and blues. This ballad expresses the anguish, heartbreak, sadness, and pain of a man, through Alan's harmonica and blues guitar riffs. “Tom Petty (and the Highway)” delivers a remarkable tribute to the song's namesake. It follows a songwriter in search of a better life for himself and his girl. So he heads to Nashville, but gets lost along the way with his Tom Petty mix tape. Lyrically, the song interestingly incorporates a number of Petty's own”