Allen Thompson's third release extends his songwriting skills and refines his twang-filled, amped-up folk songs. Thompson's distinct singing voice provides continuity throughout all his records, moving from his debut release, through his more developed sophomore album, to 26 Years.
Striking a balance between full band songs and solo arrangements on the different projects, Thompson demonstrates his understanding of his role in the production process--creating a clear vision for the purpose of each record. When he knew he'd be hitting the road solo in support of a record, he figured that the recording itself should be indicative of solo tunes, rather than having audiences expecting full band arrangements and showing up to see a guy with a guitar.
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Allen Thompson's next foray into the studio will likely be with a full band, somewhat for contrast to his last record, and somewhat to present the more mature concepts in an equally developed musical package. After a year on the road, a long break, and then another few months on the road, Thompson is ready to get these next songs firmed up in the studio and out for people to enjoy. He is another red-headed writer of real music, with many great songs to share.