Allred is a breed between Graham Colton, Imogen Heap, The Jonas Brothers, Dashboard Confessional and Mae. Born inbetween emo bands and yet creative enough to find his own path.


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With influences like The Goo Goo Dolls and Jimmy Eat World, John Allred has been spreading his music from coast to coast for the last 5 years.

Releasing a total of 5 albums under the name "Allred" and selling over 20,000 copies independently. All releases effectively capturing acoustic based songwriting and heartfelt lyrics that are relatable to people of all demographics.

Developing an original approach to live electronics and loops has helped John stand out amongst other acoustic singer/songwriters in his genre. Allred has consistently toured the United States from your average coffee house, to colleges and recently the largest arenas.

John has shared the stage with several national acts and has been on regular rotation on national radio waves since 2006. (101.9 The End, 107.9 The Mix and X96). Pick up the new release "The Sound" September 27th! to hear the next chapter in Johns story.

John has been fortunate to have shared the stage with:

Ace Enders
A Rocket To The Moon
As Tall As Lions
Ben Folds
Ben Lee
Cute is What We Aim For
Dashboard Confessional
Edwin McCain
Forever The Sickest Kids
Goodbye Tomorrow
Hit The Lights
Houston Calls
Howie Day
Jason Reeves
Jeffrey Gaines
Jimmy Eat World
Joshua James
Just Surrender
Lorene Drive
Matt Nathanson
Meg and Dia
My American Heart
Person L
Portugal The Man
Ronnie Day
Rookie of The Year
Secondhand Serenade
The Ataris
The Audition
The Brobecks
The Classic Crime
The Fold
The Higher
The Honorary Title
The Juliana Theory
The Last Goodnight
The Secret Handshake
The Summerset
This Providence
Tyrone Wells
We Shot The Moon
Waking Ashland

and many more!



Written By: John Allred

on the road today
i'm just another place
to rest your head
i'm the best mistake you've ever made with no regrets

your learning, i'm learning

that as soon as i leave
you will see
the colors are changing
and this sweet air we breathe
in this beautiful scene
the colors are changing

i'm a warning sign
i'm the border ling
your standing on
i'm a circumstance
i'm a second chance
before its gone

i don't want to spend another moment saying its ok
don't want to live my life without you

don't want to spend another moment, not one single day cause you know im a mess without you

Keep Driving

Written By: John Allred

Its such a cold night
to be driving home
and it's not right
to pick up the phone
when i'm up then i'm down
cause i've got nowhere else to go

i can drive away from all this pain
i can drive away from you

all these car lights
pass me by
just like starlight
on these evenings i
couldnt breathe
in and out cause i've got
nowhere else to go

i can drive away from all this pain
i can drive away from you

and its not right
on such a cold night
to be driving home along

i can drive away from all this pain
i can drive away from you


Some Place New (2009)
Acoustic EP (2005)
Christmas EP (2005)
One Step Away (2006)
Someone Different (2007)
Parades (2008)
Covers (2008)

Set List

Allred is capable of playing up to a three hour set of originals/covers. There are 5 records worth of original material to take from.

Covers (to name a few):

Time After Time (Cindi Lauper)
With or Without You (U2)
Against All Odds (Phil Collins)
Wild Horses (The Rolling Stones)
Lightening Crashes(Live)
Freshmen (The Verve Pipe)
Coffee (Copeland)
Across The Universe (The Beatles)
Damnit (Blink 182)
Name (The Goo Goo Dolls)
The Middle (Jimmy Eat World)
The Scientist (Coldplay)
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
The District Sleeps Tonight (Postal Service)
Hallejulia (Jeff Buckley)
Wonderwall/ Boulevard of Broken Dreams
I'll Be (Edwin McCain)
Starlight (Muse)
In Your Eyes(Peter Gabrielle)
(30 various artists including One Republic, Chris Brown, Guster, Howie Day, Dashboard Confessional, Panic at the Disco, Better Than Ezra, Rhyanna, Fergie, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne and Alabama)