Chris Allen
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Chris Allen

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter




"Michael Stanley Quote"

Chris Allen has been a lynchpin of the Cleveland music scene for quite some time but he's upped the ante for the rest of us with his new album "Acetate", a collection of eleven very cool new tunes that hit hard and leave a mark! Along with producer Don Dixon (everyone's favorite musical wizard) he's crafted a piece of work that I find myself returning to again and again which these days is not something that happens all that often!
Michael Stanley (Songwriter, DJ 97.5)
- On-Line

"Producer Don Dixon Quote from Plain Dealer"

“Chris Allen is the most under-rated songwriter in the country. People like Jeff Tweedy and Ryan Adams ought to be hiding outside his house going through his trash looking for castoff material. Chris has a laser eye. ACETATE is my favorite.” Don Dixon (Producer, REM, Smithereens) - The Plain Dealer

"Cleveland Scene Magazine Feature"

“Things Unbroken sounds like a classic rock record. Its power-chord riffs and gruff singing could've come from 1975, 1985, or 2008.
From the gutsy guitar riffs to the crash-bucket drums — supplied by Will Rigby, who was a member of pioneering alt-rockers dB's and played with Steve Earle — Things Unbroken's 11 songs sound a lot like Exile on Main St.-period Rolling Stones and, more to the point, the Replacements.”
Michael Galluci, Scene Magazine
- Cleveland Scene Magazine

"Michael Heaton-Cleveland Plain Dealer Feature"

“While rosavelt’s sound was compared to the Rolling Stone’s raggedy “Exile on Main Street” period, it’s not suprising that Allen’s solo work recalls Paul Westerberg’s debauched brand of heartbreak in both sound and lyrics.” Michael Heaton - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Bud Scopa, Paste Magazine Quote"

“If you miss the straight talking side of Jeff Tweedy…you’ll want to get to know Chris Allen.” Bud Scopa, Paste Magazine
- Paste Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



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