American Roots; Blues; Folk; Jazz; Rock
Allan Thomas’ musical adventure began in Brooklyn, NY when, at age 12, he joined a doo-wop vocal group, performing at local events. At age 18, he signed his first solo record deal with famed producer Huey P. Meaux, and released his first single on Scepter Records. Becoming a songwriter at 19, Allan soon played the coffee house circuit in Greenwich Village backing himself on acoustic guitar. In 1971 Sire Records released his first album of original songs, A PICTURE, produced by Richard Gottehrer.
To support the album he toured the USA, opening for acts such as Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Weather Report, Richie Havens, and elder blues men Bukka White and Arthur Crudup. Allan moved to Hawaii in 1983 and has never looked back. He has continued to make music since, collaborating famously with Keith Carlock of Steely Dan (drums) Jimmy Johnson (bass) of the Steve Gadd and James Taylor bands. Plus Grammy® award winning jazz men Russell Ferrante (Piano) and Will Kennedy (drums) of The Yellowjackets.
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