Derrick Allen & Southern Junction

Derrick Allen & Southern Junction

BandCountryRock

A young Garth Brooks meets Johnny Cash with the stage presence of Toby Keith. Derrick blends contemporary and classic country with a bit of Southern rock for a mix known only as Southern Junction.

Biography

After playing in bars and at festivals for several years, Derrick got serious about writing and recording his own music late 2008.

Friends encouraged him to post his songs on myspace where he received the attention Broad Horizon Records, Inc. and soon after went to Nashville to record his self titled debut release.

Working with some of Nashvilles best including; Mark Easterling, Phillip Wolfe, Tom D'Angelo, Rudy Miller, Rusty Dannmyer, and Brian Arrowood, Derrick has released a solid disc of heartfelt original country music in October 2009. (Available now on Broad Horizon Records)

Mixing Contemporary & Classic Country with Southern Rock for a sound they refer to as "doing it Kentucky style", Derrick Allen & Southern Junction are a crowd favorite everywhere they play.

Derrick formed his backup band, Southern Junction, with longtime friends and fellow musicians; Zach Roe, Eric Maschinot, Mick Seiter, and Mark Gindele, upon his return from Nashville to play out in support of the new disc.

All original members of Southern Junction have since left to pursue other interests but Derrick forged ahead sticking to the idea that when one door closes another door opens, Derrick has surrounded himself with professional musicians and the current lineup is the best it has ever been.

Derrick's solo disc earned the guys showcases at Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg PA in Feb. 2010 and Nashville as well as a spot at The Ohio State Fair 2010. Recently interviewed by FOX 19 as part of their FOX 19 in the Morning show, the band debuted songs from their upcoming release at Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Oh June 25, 2010 and opened for Toby Keith & Trace Adkins at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH AUG 27.

Other shows of highlight consist of The Ohio State Fair (Columbus, OH), Hamilton Co Fair (Cincinnati, OH) Goettafest (Newport, KY) and The Ohio Valley Country Showcase (Florence, KY) during the summer of 2010. They were also in the running to play at Country Stampede in Kansas.

Derrick is available individually for acoustic sets 7 days a week and Southern Junction are available for all occassions including; concerts, club events, festivals/fairs, corporate parties, fundraisers, and more. "Come See What All the Fuss is About"

Discography

Derrick Allen - Derrick Allen
Release Date: Oct. 20 2009 - Broad Horizon Records, Inc.

The single, Good Ol' Boy, was featured on MMC14 Compilation
as part of the Millennium Music Conference Showcase Feb. 2010

Derrick Allen & Southern Junction - County Roads
Release Date: Sept. 28 2010 - Broad Horizon Records, Inc.

Set List

Covers include;
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynrd
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
All My Friends Say -Luke Bryan
Walk Softly - Ky Headhunters
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
She's Country - Jason Aldean
Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynrd
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.
Trouble - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Should Been a Cowboy - Toby Keith
We're From the Country - Tracy Byrd
Smalltown USA - Justin Moore
Yee Haw - Jake Owen
Can't Ya See - Lynyrd Skynrd
Hicktown - Jason Aldean
Country Man - Luke Bryan
Stormy Monday - Allman Brothers
Lonesome, Onrey, and Mean - Shannon McNally
(You Look) Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Train Train - Billy Bragg
What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts
Momma Loved Papa - Garth Brooks
Broken Heartsville - Joe Nichols
Chicks Dig It - Chris Cagle
Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels
Don't Close Your Eyes - Keith Whitley
Getting You Home (The Black Dress Song) Chris Young
Drunker Than