Allen-Lamun Band :: MAYBE IT’S A GOOD THING

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Allen Lamun BandIf you are looking for a new exciting sound in the blues, give Maybe It’s A Good Thing a spin – you will be rewarded with finding your new favorite band. The Allen-Lamun Band is fronted by husband and wife team of Dave Allen and “Little Laura” Lamun (pronounced LAY-mun), lifelong music-business veterans who began singing together in 2007, and are now based out of Music City, Nashville, Tennessee. They both have vibrant and charismatic personalities, and a wonderful connection that shines brightest in their live shows, but has actually been captured on this recording.

Maybe It’s A Good Thing showcases their abilities as vocal powerhouses, and features outstanding individual performances, as well as a perfect duet vocal sound that is unique in the blues, plus big harmony background stacks and even a choir! Add to that some of Nashville’s most pedigreed blues players, laying down superfine grooves – Kenne Cramer on guitar, Randy Coleman on bass, Jake Hill on keys and B3, along with Dave Allen on the drums, Little Laura on lead and backing vocals, with special guests Larry van Loon (keys), Donnie Miller (guitar), Miqui Guitierrez (sax) and Steve Boynton (guitar) – and you have a helluva big, badass sound. The band’s special style is a combination of true blues, old-school funk and blues rock, and their delivery is reminiscent of classics like The Beatles, Sly & the Family Stone, Delaney & Bonnie, or Jimmie Vaughan and Lou Ann Barton. The variety of styles keeps the listener smiling, but the deep blues roots will keep the blues purists happy, too.

The tunes range from the classic slow blues (“I Love You Pretty Baby”), to blues flirting with rock (“Still Too Soon”), full-on rock-God rock (“I’m A Good Man”), all-out Prince-style funk (“Breath of Fresh Air”), blues-grass (“Hightailin’It”), throw in a little second-line New Orleans style (“I Don’t Get the Blues”) and then even a gospel torch song (“Good News Channel”). The music is upbeat and energetic, the record never quits. All 12 songs on this release are originals that sound like familiar, favorite songs.

The album was recorded mostly live in the studio, with minimal overdubs, at The Colemine in Nashville, a studio making waves for recording Shaun Murphy, Johnny Neel and many others. The goal was to make music that felt good, expressed emotion and had universal appeal; many of the songs have a positive message beneath the blues, but some of them are just about the plain hard lessons of the blues.

The featured song, “I Don’t Love My Baby,” is a big blues shuffle, a signature duet for Dave and Laura, featuring their harmony-matching skills and some pretty humorous lyrics. It has a big blues lead guitar solo played fiercely by Kenne Cramer, and some wailing harp from Dave Allen.

Little Laura and Dave Allen are high-energy, hilarious storytellers as well as performers, making for entertaining, engaging live shows! Their band is a perfect festival band – they encourage audience participation and music-making, and can bring a crowd to a frenzy, singing along and having fun. This is music the audience will want to take home with them to listen to again, while they leave the event!

The Allen-Lamun Band is now garnering international attention and airplay, and the band’s popularity is on the rise. Maybe It’s A Good Thing debuted at #1 on the itunes chart for Blues New Releases, and since going to radio has stayed on both Top 50 Albums and in Top 10 on Blues Albums charts on Airplay Direct. Here’s some of the buzz:

“Your blues has a fresh sound with plenty of references to the tradition. It’s great to listen to!” ~Tony Storey, Blues at the Table Capetown, South Africa

“Dave’s killin’ the kit and blowin’ the hell out of a harp, Kenne’s smokin’ the guitar leads and Jake’s wailin’ away on the piano, Randy’s all over the bass…and Little Laura is absolutely magnificent…” – Peter “Blewwzman” Lauro, Mary4Music.com

“Great to be introduced to your music via Gil Anthony’s Top 30 for March!” ~Jazz and Blues Florida

“I really liked your material, really like the groove on “I Don’t Love My Baby” but “Breath Of Fresh Air” blew me away. Lots of great songs, they just kept coming!” ~Jim Loyd, Nashville Mastering Wizard

“Killer blues/funky soul-vibe along with some excellent Nashville musicians.” ~ Val Lupescu, Guitarist

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