For me, making music has become much like owning an allotment. Each year I gather seeds, plant them, nurture and grow them, remove the runts and at the end of every cycle, I harvest a yield of musical fruit and veg.
I am well aware that I've settled into a tried and tested way of creating songs. I'm not breaking new ground or reinventing the wheel. I'm just enjoying my craft and hoping that people will like the results.
Querencia was written and recorded from August 2021 to April 2022 at my home in Somerset, England. It was released in April 2022, and is available to stream or download at most major digital outlets.
Vocals, harmony vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar,
banjo, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion, ebow, harmonica,
programming, field recordings, lyrics.
All songs written, performed, recorded and mixed by Jason Allen.
Following the laboured completion of my album Disappearing Act in December 2020, I returned to writing in late February 2021, armed with the benefits of several months of intense guitar practice, and another lockdown.
A host of new songs began to quickly emerge. It soon dawned on me that I was enjoying the freedom of making music in whatever styles came my way via Lady Inspiration. Recording music became fun again.
This organic bunch of ditties was crafted with a smile on my face, hewn from the surroundings of the place in which I live and breathe. It was made in Somerset. You can stream or download Natural Courses at most major outlets. Links can be found below.
Vocals, harmony vocals, electric & acoustic guitars,
bass guitar, dobro, piano, keyboards, drums, cajon, percussion,
harmonica, ebow, kazoo, programming, field recordings, lyrics.
All songs written, performed, produced and mixed by Jason Allen.
Recorded March to May 2021. Released on June 1st, 2021.
Wayside Sessions - Vol 1
A playlist featuring five songs filmed live at Wayside Studios, Whelford, UK, on August 14th, 2021.
Thanks to Dave Griffin for the use of his studio live room.
Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Audio Mixing: Jason Allen
Video Edits: Jason Allen