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 joined efforts in 2007. Dave Allen sings lead, plays harmonica, and contributes percussion and rhythm guitar – and on the studio releases he plays all the drum tracks. Little Laura is the other lead singer; a tiny-but-mighty energetic force, with a 3-octave range. The band is ideally a 8-piece format with bass & drums, 2 guitars, B3 organ/keys and harmonica and/or sax, with everyone stacking background harmonies. But the band can be pared down to a 4 or 5-piece with various instrument configurations. The music is perfect for all size venues – and plays particularly well to festival crowds with their audience participation, dynamic energy and lively setlist. With a songlist that features Traditional Blues Standards all the way to James Brown Funk – variety and diversity keep audiences of all types happy, including blues purists and rock fans alike.
This band has a special sound with a twist: a unique duet vocal sound that is relatively unheard in the blues genre, with lots of harmony-singing. The perfect pairing of the two singers’ voices has been compared by DJ’s to Delaney & Bonnie, or Johnny and June. Plus, these singer/songwriters know how to write a song that stays in your head all day. Based in Nashville, the band features some of Music City’s finest blues musicians, illustrating the Hotbed of Blues to be found in Nashville. The playing is tight, the music complex and the songs are unpredictable, hummable and engaging. Their second album was recorded mostly live at The Colemine, a studio making waves for recording Shaun Murphy, Johnny Neel and many others. The band is hard at work writing album #3 and preparing to go into the studio again. With their new release they hope to feature more of the “big stars” of the Nashville Blues Scene – look for some VERY SPECIAL GUESTS.
“This may just be your favorite new band!” ~ says Blues Festival Guide. The music is upbeat and energetic, and all 12 songs on their latest release “Maybe It’s A Good Thing” are original …and all 12 songs are in radio rotation receiving international airplay. CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIOS
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“I Don’t Love My Baby” – Big blues shuffle duet
“I Don’t Get The Blues” – Little Laura sings lead on this 2nd Line, New Orleans-style Blues
“Santa All Year” – Dave Allen sings lead and Little Laura adds sassy back-ups
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“Maybe It’s A Good Thing” nominated as
ALBUM-OF-THE-YEAR in Nashville!!!
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#1 itunes New Releases in Blues: “Maybe It’s A Good Thing” 12.30.15
#5 Roots Music Report Colorado Chart all genres 7.4.16
#18 Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues Chart 7.4.16
BOTH RECORDS CHARTING ON ABOVE CHARTS AT SAME TIME 7.4.16
#3 Top 50 Albums / Airplay Direct All Genres Chart
Last 3 months Top 50 Blues Albums Monthly / Airplay Direct
“Blues Power Top 30” – Gil Anthony, since January 2016
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Now booking dates through 2017
~ variety of venues/band sizes & instrumentation
in support of “Maybe It’s A Good Thing” and worldwide expansion!
~ call (970)846-5705 and talk with Dave
~ call (970)846-6858 and talk with Laura
~ email: email@example.com
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MAYBE IT’S A GOOD THING
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HALF OF ME–MAYBE IT’S A GOOD THING–I DON’T LOVE MY BABY–STILL TOO SOON-THIS AIN’T A GAME–BREATH OF FRESH AIR–I DON’T GET THE BLUES–I’M A GOOD MAN–I LOVE YOU PRETTY BABY–HIGHTAILIN’ IT–GOOD NEWS CHANNEL–SANTA ALL YEAR
The Allen-Lamun Band–Dave Allen on vocals, drums, and harp, and “Little Laura” Lamun on vocals–are two more of the many reasons we love being a part of the Nashville Blues Society. This great duo has just released “Maybe It’s A Good Thing” for Mad Left Music. The twelve originals feature lots of harmony singing from both these dynamite players, and they are backed by some of this town’s finest musicians, also.
These cuts are excellent examples of good ole blues-rock and blues with a touch of soul in the vein of Delaney And Bonnie. Most of ’em deal with the struggles of every day life, especially when it comes to the minefield that is male-female relationships. Leading off is the story of a couple with serious fidelity issues regarding each other, so much so that “Half Of Me wants to run, and the other half wants to stay!” Steve Boynton is all over the guitar here, with a blistering solo at the two-minute mark. Those same lovers perfunctorily declare their “un-love” for each other in one of the more swingin’ affairs on the set, “I Don’t Love My Baby,” with Dave getting in a cool harp break mid-song. Laura plays the forlorn lover torn between two in “Still Too Soon,” this one featuring our good friend Larry van Loon on keys. The double-time romp of “Hightailin’ It” details the band heading home after a long time on the road, while Laura’s lilting voice goes into gospel mode on our favorite, as she urges us all to “change to make things better” and “be a Good News Channel today!”
The Allen-Lamun Band and “Maybe It’s A Good Thing” has been nominated for Album Of The Year in the NIMA’s–the Nashville Industry Music Awards–and our Society is supporting them in the upcoming IBC’s in Memphis. This set brims with old-school blues and soul, tight harmonies, excellent musicianship, and clever songwriting. Best of luck, guys! Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.
“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” Radio Show Capetown, SOUTH AFRICA
“Each year I return from IBC with so many wonderful cds, and it takes me, actually, a few months to hear them all. This particular CD took me by surprise and I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you!!!” ~ Terri Robbins, President, National Women in Blues
“Great to be introduced to your music via Gil Anthony’s BLUES POWER 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
“Having heard ‘All In The Numbers’ I was looking forward to the latest release ‘Maybe It’s A Good Thing’ – I’ve not been disappointed. Funky. Rocking. Blues. Moody ballad. Foot stompers. This CD has it all. The songs are cleverly written, and the musicianship is superb throughout.
If you’re looking into this band out of idle curiosity, check them out. If you’ve heard the first CD, you’re in for a treat.” ~ Kev ‘Legs’ Walker, Shades Of Blues / The Cat 107.9FM in the United Kingdom
” I hear a lot of Delaney & Bonnie in your sound. The record is really well played – great musicianship.” ~ Marc Applegate, KUNC Denver, CO coloradosounds.org