John P. Allen (musician)

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John P. Allen is a Canadian country, rock and bluegrass fiddler.

Allen was a member of the rock band Great Speckled Bird in the 1970s, and played with bluegrass bands the Good Brothers, Big Redd Ford and the Dixie Flyers.[1][2] He played country fiddle as a member of Tommy Hunter's band. Allen was a longstanding member of the country band Prairie Oyster, winning six Juno awards.[3][4][5][6]

In 2005 Allen recorded a CD, "The Canadian Violin", demonstrating various styles of fiddle playing in Canada.[3][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lederman, Ann; Christina Smith. "Fiddling". Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. Historica Dominion. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dixie Flyers". Encyclopedia of Music in Canada. Historica Dominion. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Quill, Greg, "CD Reviews - John P. Allen:The Canadian Violin". Toronto Daily Star, 28 April 2005
  4. ^ "Prairie Oyster, BMG, Hope to Turn U.S. Tide with New 'Moon'", Billboard, 30 Apr 1994
  5. ^ Country music matinees kick off with six-time Juno winner, St. Catherines Standard, 30 April 2010
  6. ^ CCMA Honors Canadian Country, Billboard, 1 Sep 1996 - Page 47
  7. ^ John P. Allen The Canadian Violin, CD review, exclaim.ca, August 2005

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