For over a decade, Kurt Allen has been fusing gritty old school blues, vintage soul, swampy bayou funk, and more into a relentless blues-rock machine. His songwriting reflects craftsmanship honed by years of commitment, and his albums take the listener on an unforgettable ride to almost every corner of the blues universe. His latest release, Live From The Red Shed, is classic modern blues-rock.
A true road warrior with a hardcore touring schedule that saw him playing 150-200 dates a year, Allen - like everyone else - was derailed for most of 2020-21 as the live music world shut down, but as soon as things began to open back up he was burning up the miles all over the lower 48. And, by the good graces of the Blues gods, he also ended up with a stellar live recording from The Red Shed in Hutchinson, Kansas. Over nine tracks Allen flexes his guitar muscle in a way only hinted at on previous studio releases. Peppering the set with songs from his entire catalog, along with new and previously unrecorded ones, Live From The Red Shed is an unfiltered testament o the power of live blues.
“I’ve used this term before, but the right way to describe what’s happening here is nasty blues with rock & roll muscle...”
THE ROCK DOCTOR
“Kurt Allen is one of those actual singers and guitar players who knows how to combine blues rock with wise touches of old school blues and more. Nine songs that completely show the technique, guitar skills and vocal strength of this accomplished master of the most actual blues rock.”
REVIEW OF "LIVE FROM THE RED SHED"
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ACCOLADES AND AWARDS
- 2021 Independent Blues Awards triple nominee:
Blues Rock Band
Modern Roots CD
Blues Rock Song
- "Live From The Red Shed" debuted at #2 on the Top 50 Blues-Rock Album Chart and has been in the Top 5 since its release
- Airplay on over 100 radio stations and Blues programs in the US, Canada and Europe