Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Label: Apple Farm Music
Sounds Like: Johnny Cash, Doc Watson, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Staines
Genre: Singer Songwriter
A “retired” Aerospace industry professional, Allan began his adventure in the music industry by winning several songwriting awards both in the US and internationally, including 1st place for Best Country Song in the 2000 International Unisong Competition. He was also selected by two-time Academy Award winning songwriter, Al Kasha, to edit Kasha’s and Joel Hirshorn’s book “How to Write a Hit Song.”
Allan, by virtue of his accomplishments, began to write with top writers in Nashville and Los Angels including mega-hit writer Gary Burr and Grammy winning songwriter Chris Tompkins. Around 2005 Allan decided to try his hand at recording his own material.
He spent the next couple of years learning recording in the studio and studying voice and vocal technique. And in 2007 began working on his first CD, the ambitious “The Road So Far”. Recording in Nashville, North Carolina and Los Angeles, he brought all those elements together with noted American producer Ed Tree to finish production in late 2008, and completed manufacturing in the second half of 2009.
In August of 2009 he held his “hometown” release party to high acclaim. In early 2010 he performed at the Berlin Country Music Messe, in March 2010 had his US CD release.