"The essence of "Allensong" is songwriting, with strong lyrical stories built on beautiful melodies that weave a captivating commentary in a fusion of folk, pop, roots and country, with the odd dash of reggae. It's music that hits your heart in original, introspective songs that are presented with a romantic feel and a laid back vibe. Paul's unique melodic picking style, soulful baritone voice and the imagery of the lyrics sung in two-part harmony, do a great job of transmitting emotion. Allensong is not a dance band but a listening treasure!"
Paul Allen is an award winning SOCAN songwriter and performer who has appeared with artists such as Kenny Shields, Streetheart, Messenjah, Grapes of Wrath, Spirit of the West, Jann Arden and Sarah McLachlan. His diverse writing style has made him the past recipient of multiple songwriting awards from the Canadian Recording Industry Association, he is a semi-finalists in the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition and Allensong was nominated for a 2018 Kootenay Music Award. Allensong will be touring through 2018 in support of their new album "Eternal Soul".
Petra Allen provides the backing vocals in "Allensong". Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, her mother loved country music and was a good singer, teaching Petra old Irish and English pub songs that made for much fun. Her father liked his classical music played loud and Petra was part of a 400 voice choir which gave her a lasting appreciation for classical music. In 1982 she moved to Alberta, Canada and met Paul when he was playing with “Activate” and became a fan of his music. They began dating and eventually married. It's only recently when Paul needed to try out harmonies for his songs that they discovered that their voices blended and Petra began appearing with him in concert as Allensong.
Single Advance Ticket $10 / $15 at the door
Advance Family Ticket $25 / $35 at the door