October 2021 News




October 2021 News

Allan Thomas

Black Bamboo Recordings – 21 degrees north 159 degrees west – Island of Kauai – Hawaii – earth – third planet from the sun…

**October News:

Since ‘The Journey’ has been released we have been getting terrestrial and internet airplay in America and Europe plus a lot of music podcast airplay and reviews. Scroll down below to read more about the album. Here follows some of the reviews and airplay news.

DJ Sean Brophy played ‘Van’ on his Midweek Miscellany show on Dublin City FM Ireland 

DJ Noel Casey playsed ‘After The Storm’ on his After Midnight show in Dublin, Ireland 

DJ Jane Weber played ‘Van’ on the Jane Weber Show Euro Radio Slovenia

DJ Chris Morris played ‘The Journey’ and ‘It’s All Good’ on California Spirit Radioshow in Paris, France

DJ Gerdian Lindblad played ‘Its All Good’ and ‘The Invisible Man’ on Late Night Tracks in the Netherlands

DJ Kamasami Kong played ‘After The Storm’,  ‘Real Life Love’ and ‘Loves Way’ on the Kamasami Knog Show on FM Cocolo Tokyo, Japan

DJ Luna Keller played ‘Van’ and ‘It’s All Good’ on Why Doesn’t Everyone Know These Songs radio and podcast out of Tenerife, Spain

DJ Malone Di Mano played ‘Van’ on his Inside The Canyon podcast in Paris, France

DJ’s Michael van Bruggen, Hans Holmstedt and Henk van Der played ‘It’s All Good’ on Landslide – The Rootsy Mix, RTV Purmerend FM, Netherlands. 

DJ Berrie Koetsier played ‘After The’ Storm on Songriver, RTV Ijsselmond FM, NL, 01.10.21

DJ Dorothy Betz played ‘The Journey’ and ‘So Far So Good’  on KMNO-FM Mana’o Radio Maui, Hawaii

Various DJ’s played ‘Van’, ‘After The Storm’, ‘The Journey’ and ‘So Far So Good’ on KKCR-FM Kauai, Hawaii 

DJ Michael McCartney played ‘So Far So Good’ on Maui KMNO-FM The Time Machine

 DJ Susan played ‘You Never Know’ on the OBX show, DJ Guy in the Sky played ‘You Never Know’ on his Mountain Bound show  in Grand Junction, Colorado. 

***The Journey short excerpt reviews:

Hawaiian artist Allan Thomas has simply become better and better over time. For westcoast fans there are a number of albums of interest, and this new one, his 8th according to Allan’s website, is absolutely no exception.”

– Ola Gränshagen / Melodic Net –

“Longtime singer songwriter Allan Thomas releases his 7th album, “The Journey”, featuring members from Steely Dan, Yellowjackets, Sting and James Taylor. Allan has performed and recorded with Cannonball Adderley, Donald Fagen, David Crosby and Graham Nash, just to name a few.”

– Kenneth Bremer / Blue Desert –

“I enjoyed this record a lot and hopefully I will get to learn much more about this extremely talented musician from the beautiful island of Hawaii, especially since he already released his debut album way back in 1971.”

– Gabor Kleinbloesem / Strutterzine –

“Like with the previous records of Allan Thomas, his latest album ’The Journey’ is a very enjoyable and nice to listen to collection of excellent songs from an artist who has since more than half a decade been devoted to creating and singing great compositions.”

– Valére Sampermans / Rootstime –

“On his new album Allan Thomas has penned insightful and emotional songs, with serious additional arrangements, and elements of rock, soft rock, and even Americana to be heard among the new material. Branimir Lokner / Time Machine Music –

More about Allan Thomas

***The Journey Reviews at length:

**1st Review of The Journey by Micheles Kindh from the Swedish lovers of West Coast Music Gruppen Blaskans

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1566826416872373/posts/2918565448365123/

Allan Thomas – The Journey 

The West Coast Sound is intact in Allan Thomas’s new album, which is no wonder when musicians from Steely Dan are featured on the album plus a series of name-knowledge from collaborations with everything from James Taylor, Elton John and Steve Wonder. Yes Michael Ruff is on one corner. I think if the radio show Eldorado has existed today, this shimmering luxury pop is definitely the standard record to be played there.

Yes Bill LaBounty himself would probably smile if he listened now. Allan Thomas is comfortable so that Blaskan’s friends are transformed into a luxuriously comfortable summer radio channel even more visual elements. But the music flows along Blaskan’s own tear ducts with a gondola of diamonds.

The songs are nice jewels and blades superbly beautiful in every little tone and sound.

One of those albums that I easily fall in love with when every sound speaks to me perfectly. A masterpiece simply.

**Jess Rosenberg – longtime AT fan.

I just read today’s Garden Island and saw you on page 4.  Congrats!  Personally, I think the new album is your career masterpiece, from beginning to end, and I especially love the spoken word songs. I did not think I could appreciate anything more than Coconut Culture, but you have proven me so wrong with The Voyage. Fortunately you cannot wear out a CD by playing it over and over, like so many of my old LPs! Jess

 **Strutterzine Dutch Rock website/magazine review:

ALLAN THOMAS ‘THE JOURNEY’ (BLACK BAMBOO RECORDINGS/HEMIFRAN)

Out of Hawaii comes ALLAN THOMAS, a singer-songwriter who delivers his 7th album with this The Journey. You don’t hear much music from Hawaii, so this makes it rather interesting to check out, because obviously the island’s influences can be heard on this nice singer-songwriter album The Journey. Allan has a good raspy voice, the music is cheerful and sounding tropical. Highlights among the 12 included songs are The Journey, Van (catchy jazzy vibe, pure STEELY DAN!), After The Storm, the instrumental It Goes Without Saying, the superb Love’s Way (lovely 70s westcoast-jazzy pop/rock fusion like once again STEELY DAN and the beautiful smooth songs So Far So Good and Change Of Plans. The music reminds a lot of the aforementioned STEELY DAN, yet with an own approach by Allan. On the other hand this comparison is not that strange, because the featured musicians include STEELY DAN/STING drummer Keith Carlock, and also bassist JIMMY JOHNSON (JAMES TAYLOR, ELTON JOHN) guitarist Dean Parks (ELTON JOHN, STEVIE WONDER, BOB DYLAN..), the legendary MICHAEL LANDAU (MILES DAVIS, JONI MITCHELL), YELLOWJACKETS composer and pianist Russell Ferrante, DAVID CROSBY pianist and producer James Raymond, the legendary MICHAEL RUFF on keys and guitarist Bryan Kessler. I personally enjoyed this summer ish record a lot and hopefully I will get to learn much more about this extremely talented musician from the beautiful island of Hawaii, especially since he already released his debut album way back in 1971!!!! Go and check out more info on Allan at: https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/

**Keith Carlock (Steely Dan drummer): Happy to be on another release by Allan Thomas entitled “The Journey”. Allan is a very gifted singer/songwriter that never disappoints- great stuff- check it out!  You can find “The Journey” album and singles on all the usual platforms online. 

**Pierce Brosnan: “Lovely album”

**Alt Country NL, Dutch magazine/website: by John Gjaltema

At the age of 12, Allan Thomas from Brooklyn sang in doowop groups and at 18 he signed a contract with producer Huey P. Meaux. That resulted in a single. His first album was released in 1971. His musical journey then ran via Cannonball Adderley Quintet through jazz, rock and blues. He moved from New York to California where he joined the scene there. For example, David Crosby and Graham Nash played on one of his records. The Journey (Black Bamboo Records) makes it clear that his journey is not over. His accompanists come from Steely Dan, James Taylor, Sting and Yellowjackets circles. The music glides smoothly on the highways that crisscross Los Angeles like a sedan. With Steely Dan’s technical perfection, this sounds like music from another era. Maybe too smooth for my taste. Still, Thomas, who has been living in Hawaii since 1983, has been seducing me for weeks now to get in again for a few more rounds of The Journey.

** Written In Music, Belgium magazine/website review by Cis van Looy 3.5 out of 5*

He comes from Brooklyn and released his first full-length there in the early 1970s. Before that Thomas had already swam through many musical waters. As a teenager he sang in a doo-wop group, worked with Texan producer Huey P Meaux, found himself in the Greenwich Village folk scene, was on the payroll of the Brill Building for a while and performed in jazz clubs. After breaking up with his wife the English singer-songwriter Carole Cook, with whom Thomas collaborated musically, he resided in Hawaii for a while. That stay led to Coconut Culture and production work for local artists in that exotic place.

In recent years he regularly drummed up renowned musicians from the LA scene for recording sessions where famous people pop up sporadically. David Crosby and Graham Nash, for example, provided harmonic vocal contributions on Deep Water’s The Longest Ride. Guitarist Bryan Kessler and Michael Ruff on keys, together with bassist Jimmy Johnson (James Taylor, Elton John) and Keith Carlock, who then handles the drumsticks with Sting and Steely, once again form the excellent core.

The ballad The Journey floating on accordion, mariachi and background vocals by Olivia Ruff is a heartfelt greeting to all pilgrims and seekers. When he withdraws into his van, Thomas sometimes dares to select a music by Steely Dan, in the song Van of the same name, guitarist Dean Parks appears and then you come close to that unparalleled sound. Spontaneously parlando flanks the sultry sax of Tripp Sprague and organ Thomas sings “you never know which way it’s gonna go”.

In It Goes Without Saying Thomas doesn’t even need words, his acoustic guitar and subtle contributions from Kessler are sufficient. Also very clever are the passages with guest guitarist Michael Landau. With his seventh studio album, Allan Thomas once again unites subtle musical sophistication with pleasant songs.

** Time Machine Music, Serbian magazine/website by Branimir Lokner

“The Journey” is an 7th album of Allan Thomas, singer/songwriter and musician with almost 50 years of long career. Really,this is impressive detail, and there’s no doubt that Mr. Thomas has been  traveled through many phases and historical dates, during the period of  existence as an artist.

ALLAN-THOMAS..The-Journey..Cover_.jpg

He was also a witness of many periods in  rock history, and during the years he has cooperated with many well and less known musicians/artists. The similar case we can find on his actual product – “The Journey”, where many active and why not to say famous and respectable musicians, were the part and took places with their instruments on Allan’s album.

“The Journey” with 12 tracks in, comprises 9 newer  works, and collaboration between Allan and co-writers Ed Haaker, Bryan Kessler, Michael Ruff, and Andy Salvano. Three other songs were taken from Mr.Thomas archive, or better to say that was unreleased gems from his previous catalogue.

ALLAN-THOMAS..Personal-picture-686x1024.jpg

Allan has penned insightful and emotive songs, with serious arrangements additional, where elements of rock/soft rock, as same as details taken from Americana pastiche, were presented through complete album material. He has also offered well-experienced views, and did the same realization as well.

**Rootstime Belgian Rock magazine/website Review:

https://www.rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2021/SEPT1/CD38.html  

“The Journey” is the title of the seventh album by Brooklyn, New York-born folk singer and songwriter Allan Thomas who, after living in Los Angeles for a few years, finally made it to Hawaii. His musical tour started about 50 years ago in the early 1970s when his debut album was released. Many of his next albums have been reviewed here at 'Rootstime' in recent years by the undersigned such as “Brooklyn Boy In Paradise” from 2009, “Deep Water” from 2012 and his last released album “Two Sides To Every Story” from 2018.

It is therefore a nice reunion with the songs of Allan Thomas on his new album “The Journey”. In total he brings twelve new self-written songs, although he has incorporated bits of the traditional “Vaya Con Dios” into the album title track, which is dominated by accordion sounds, as you can hear on the accompanying audio video.

No less than fifteen musicians on all kinds of instruments contributed to the recording and realization of this Allan Thomas self-produced album with Olivia Ruff on seven tracks and Amanda Frazier on the song “Loves Way” as excellent backing vocalists. Some of those musicians have collaborated in the past with artists such as Sting, "Steely Dan", Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Elton John and Miles Davis. Although folk music forms the basis of all songs, there are also some influences from soul, jazz, blues, rock and country music.

The similarities between his songs and the work of someone like James Taylor or 'Crosby, Stills & Nash' are striking a few times as in the songs “Van”, “It's All Good”, “After The Storm”, “So Far So Good” and “Real Life Love”. In “Devil's Rock” and closing track “The Invisible Man” Allan Thomas tells his story in parlando style and the track “It Goes Without Saying” lives up to its title by being performed entirely instrumentally with guitar playing by Allan on acoustic guitar and with permanent band member Bryan Kessler on electric guitar. Like his previous albums, “The Journey” is a very enjoyable record from this musician who has been dedicated to creating and playing fun songs on his albums for half a century.


“Like with the previous records of Allan Thomas, his latest album 'The Journey' is a very enjoyable and 'nice to listen to' collection of excellent songs from an artist who has since more than half a decade been devoted to creating and singing great compositions.” - www.rootstime.be
 
**German rock music magazine/website Music and Such review of ‘The Journey’ by Wolfgang Giese

https://www.musikansich.de/review.php?id=22561

Since his debut album from 1971 (“A Picture”), Allan Thomas has been publishing records on a regular basis. He also worked with numerous well-known musicians of all stripes, for example with Donald Fagen / Walter Becker (Steely Dan) as well as with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet and David Crosby and Graham Nash.

The musician, who grew up in New York and lives in Hawaii, has therefore incorporated many different characteristics into his style, and thus has a lot of experience. How did that affect his latest production The Journey, his seventh album? In any case, the fact that musicians from Steely Dan, Yellowjackets, Sting and James Taylor played on the album could have had an influence.

I recognized one title as I still know it from the record from 2009, “Brooklyn Boy In Paradise”, a record that contained compositions between 1980 and 1994. This popular version was very folky, just acoustic guitar and vocals. The song sounds completely different on the new record, as it has been greatly enriched in terms of the arrangement, including an accordion. Now the song almost sounds as if Jimmy Buffett would have been able to interpret it that way too, with that Caribbean twist.

And now reggae as well, that’s “Van”, and that sounds a lot like Steely Dan, definitely. But echoes of the harmonic-melodic music of Michael Franks can also be heard. Well, on guitar here is Dean Parks, who was ultimately also the sound-determining factor on some of Steely Dan’s albums. A very relaxed and pleasant song! And this relaxation continues with “You Never Know” and with all other pieces. Yes, it really breathes a lot of the goodness and abundance of Steely Dan’s music!

Thomas recorded the twelve songs in the year and a half since the start of the pandemic. He felt safe in the studio, and nearby he could surf and windsurf between studio appointments. And that obviously had an effect on the calming mood of the music. You can even do it without singing, a very dreamy instrumental is presented with “It Goes Without Saying”, with Bryan Kessler on guitar. All in all a highly professional production, totally calm and very personable, very sophisticated. For the 50th anniversary since his first record, Allan Thomas made himself a nice present, and of course all the sympathetic listeners too.

**Swedish magazine/website Musikbloggen 67 by Börje Holmén

https://www.musikbloggen67.se/450543550

With the help of seventeen well-chosen fellow musicians in the studio ”(from home)

Allan Thomas’ seventh solo album came on 2021-09-03. His previous TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY is presented and reviewed here in the menu bar and therefore does not need to be repeated again.

I thought then that it “sounded really good” and not so little STEELY DAN inspired so also on this record but he has added a FRANK ZAPPA fragrant song Nr3You Never Know. He sets the bar high from the beginning with the help of seventeen well-chosen fellow musicians in the studio. On the previous record, I was bothered that it had in my opinion been filled with seven instrumental songs (text dependent as I am). If there are any monkeys with this record, there are a lot of talking songs in between. Songs to begin with; Van, You Never Know, After The Storm, Loves Way. Rating 3.5 out of 5

 

*****August 10, 2021 – Super excited to announce the release of ‘The Journey’, my 7th studio album, which also celebrates my 50th year of album releases. Recorded in a year and a half at the start of the pandemic. The studio was about as safe a place as could be, as well as the ocean where I surfed and windsurfed between session dates. 

Nine of the songs were written during this period of intense creativity and collaboration between myself and co-writers Bryan Kessler, Michael Ruff, Ed Haaker, and Andy Salvanos. Three of the songs were dug out of the unreleased gems catalog from the AT archives, and it’s really cool for them to finally see the light of day. 

Featuring, in my opinion, some of the greatest musicians alive including Steely Dan and Sting drummer Keith Carlock, James Taylor and Elton John bassist Jimmy Johnson, Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder session guitarist Dean Parks, Joni Mitchell and Miles Davis guitar sideman Michael Landau, Yellowjackets composer and pianist Russell Ferrante, David Crosby pianist and producer James Raymond, and my usual cast of amazing backing greats Michael Ruff on keys and Bryan Kessler guitar, plus Olivia Ruff singing backup vocals and several new surprise guests. 

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/album/the-journey

Audio samples of ‘The Journey’: https://allanthomas.hearnow.com/the-journey-2

The compact disc can be purchased at:

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/album/the-journey

The album can be downloaded or streamed at Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, YouTube Music and all other platforms.

We are creating custom 16 GB USB flash drives of the album – or of all 6 studio albums combined – in MP3 or higher .wav high-fidelity resolution files with artwork. Plus we are also shipping the CD from here at Black Bamboo Recordings. For those interested please contact us @ allant6@gmail.com for pricing and shipping details.

Mahalo for your unwavering support over the years… Enjoy, AT 

 

 

**June ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas single The Journey. Words and music by Allan Thomas. Featuring Michael Ruff arrangement and keyboards, Jimmy Johnson bass, Keith Carlock drums, Olivia Ruff backing vocals and yours truly lead vocal and acoustic guitar. ‘The Journey’  is the 11th single release and title track from the upcoming 7th AT album. Available on all download and streaming platforms.

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/the-journey-2

 https://open.spotify.com/album/3qJejYjjGlHth9UTNvxROY

**April ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas single ‘After The Storm’. Words and music by Allan Thomas and Bryan Kessler. Featuring Michael Landau guitars, Michael Ruff arrangement and keyboards, Jimmy Johnson bass, Keith Carlock drums, Olivia Ruff backing vocals and yours truly lead vocals. ‘After The Storm’ is the 10th single release from the upcoming 7th AT album ‘The Journey’. Available on all download and streaming platforms.

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/after-the-storm-2

**March ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas single ‘So Far So Good’. Words by Allan Thomas, Ed Haaker and Bryan Kessler – music by Bryan Kessler. Featuring Russell Ferrante piano, James Raymond string pads, Jimmy Johnson bass, Keith Carlock drums, Bryan Kessler guitars, and yours truly lead vocals. ‘So Far So Good’ is the 9th single release from the upcoming 7th AT album ‘The Journey’. Available on all download and streaming platforms.

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/so-far-so-good

** January ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas single ‘Love’s Way’. Words by Allan Thomas and Bryan Kessler – music by Bryan Kessler. Featuring Michael Landau guitars, James Raymond keyboards, Jimmy Johnson bass, Keith Carlock drums, Amanda Frazier backing vocals and yours truly lead vocals. ‘Love’s Way’ is the 8th single release from the upcoming 7th AT album. Available on all download and streaming platforms.

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/loves-way

** December ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas single ‘Change of Plans’. Words by Allan Thomas and Ed Haaker – music by Bryan Kessler. Featuring Michael Landau guitars, Michael Ruff keyboards, Jimmy Johnson bass, Keith Carlock drums, Olivia Ruff backing vocals and yours truly lead vocals. ‘Change of Plans’ is the 7th single release from the upcoming 7th AT album. Available on all download and streaming platforms.

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/change-of-plans

 

**https://open.spotify.com/album/0cS32rVZV7ZqhqUiaSRDCC?si=x6WiZ604QuCD1rV5X1R33Q

https://songwhip.com/allan-thomas/change-of-plans

**November ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas single ‘Van’. Words by Allan Thomas – music by Bryan Kessler. Featuring Dean Parks guitar, Michael Ruff keyboards, Bryan Kessler guitar, Jimmy Johnson bass, Keith Carlock drums, Olivia Ruff backing vocals and yours truly lead vocals. ‘Van’ is the 8th single release from the upcoming 6th AT album. Available on all download and streaming platforms.

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/van

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2hrZLOSd4tdFvlfyWOsPWX?si=bicJ1PwETLmuf41S4bRvnw

https://songwhip.com/allan-thomas/van

**Big thanks to Malone Di Mano and Late Night Dream Music Factory beaming out of Paris, France, for inviting me to be a part of MusicLand with 10 of my favorite Desert Island tracks starting from the beginning of my musical journey, with commentary on each song, enjoy… https://hearthis.at/late-night-dream-ag/lnd-music-factory-presents-musicland-by-allan-thomas

**October ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas single ‘Devil’s Rock’. Words by Allan Thomas and Ed Haaker – Music and keyboards Michael Ruff, with Jimmy Johnson on bass and yours truly spoken word vocal. ‘Devil’s Rock’ is the 7th single release from the upcoming 5th AT album. 

Bandcamp: https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/devils-rock

Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas at Black Bamboo Studios Kauai, Hawaii.

Mixed by Paul Northfield and Allan Thomas at Room With A View Studios Montreal, Canada. 

Available on all streaming and download sites.

Songwhip: https://songwhip.com/allan-thomas/devils-rock

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6TI0HTLOsf7LkNTwGY1NLC?si=h_Y9JleAST–ANWVBMEp_w

** September ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas single ‘It’s All Good’. Words by Allan Thomas and Ed Haaker – music by Bryan Kessler. Featuring  Michael Ruff keyboards, Bryan Kessler guitars, Jimmy Johnson bass, Keith Carlock drums, Olivia Ruff backing vocals and your’s truly lead vocals. ‘It’s All Good’ is the 4th single release from the upcoming 7th AT album. 

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/its-all-good

 

Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas at Black Bamboo Studios Kauai, Hawaii.

Mixed by Paul Northfield and Allan Thomas at Room With A View Studios Montreal, Canada. 

Available on all streaming and download sites.

Spotify:

August ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas single ‘Real Life Love’. Co-written with longtime collaborator and guitarist Bryan Kessler. Featuring  Michael Ruff keyboards, Bryan Kessler guitars, Jimmy Johnson bass, Keith Carlock drums, and Olivia Ruff backing vocals and your’s truly lead vocals. For those who could use a little shot of positivity in that love vibration. RLL is the 3rd single release from the upcoming 7th AT album. Enjoy…

Bandcamp: https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/real-life-love

 

Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas at Black Bamboo Studios Kauai, Hawaii.

Mixed by Paul Northfield and Allan Thomas at Room With A View Studios Montreal, Canada. 

Available on all streaming and download sites.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5gyyNQjTnDphcSLjGNGGpg?si=r-qHMRPFTfOay94XVfLb-w

 https://music.apple.com/us/album/real-life-love-single/1524773658

**July ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases the new Allan Thomas Spoken Word/Sung single ‘You Never Know’. Co-written with Ed Haaker and Michael Ruff. Featuring some of the worlds tastiest players including Michael Ruff  keyboards, Jimmy Johnson bass, Keith Carlock drums, Tripp Sprague on tenor and Olivia Ruff backing vocals. Another episode in the on-going soundtrack for these wacky times. Imbued with a blues and jazz feel we hope to bring you some much needed laughter and levity to a heavy-ass time. The 2nd single release from the upcoming 7th AT album. Stay safe…

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/you-never-know

https://music.apple.com/us/album/you-never-know-single/1520150094

Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas at Black Bamboo Studios Kauai, Hawaii.

Mixed by Paul Northfield and Allan Thomas at Room With A View Studios Montreal, Canada. 

Available on all streaming and download sites.

Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/album/you-never-know-single/1520150094

** June ~ Black Bamboo Recordings releases new Bossa-inspired instrumental ensemble single ‘It Goes Without Saying’, featuring longtime co-writer and guitarist Bryan Kessler on nylon string lead, Allan Thomas on acoustic rhythm guitar, Jimmy Johnson on bass, Michael Ruff on keys and M.B. Gordy on percussion. Soundtrack for the times, moody and mellow…

https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/it-goes-without-saying

https://music.apple.com/us/album/it-goes-without-saying-single/1511016782

Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas at Black Bamboo Studios Kauai, Hawaii ~ Mixed by Paul Northfield at Room With A View Studios Montreal, Canada. ~  Available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, CD Baby and other streaming sites.

*Black Bamboo Recordings releases the brand new Allan Thomas single ‘Moorea Girl’ ~ Our protagonist dreams lucidly of running away with a beautiful native girl from Tahiti’s Moorea island and sailing off into south seas. Delivered in a melange of soul, bossa nova and R&B.

Credits: Allan Thomas – lead vocal, acoustic guitar ~ Michael Ruff keyboards ~ Jimmy Johnson bass ~ Joel Taylor drums ~ Sarah Thompson- backing vocals ~ Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas at Black Bamboo Studios Kauai, Hawaii ~ Mixed by Paul Northfield and Allan Thomas at Room With A View Studios Montreal, Canada. ~  Available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, CD Baby and other streaming sites. https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/moorea-girl

*Black Bamboo Recordings releases the brand new Allan Thomas single ‘Endless Highway’ ~ Are they really partners in crime or simply lover’s with a penchant for drama and adventure?

Credits: Allan Thomas lead vocal, acoustic guitar ~ Michael Ruff keyboards ~ Jimmy Johnson bass ~ Jim Kimo West electric guitar ~ Joel Taylor drums ~ Anjela Rose backing vocals ~ Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas at Black Bamboo Studios Kauai, Hawaii ~ Mixed by Paul Northfield and Allan Thomas at Room With A View Studios Montreal, Canada. Available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, CD Baby and other streaming sites. https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/endless-highway

*Also released as a free download on Bandcamp is the new single ‘Class Of ’65‘. The song was originally written and recorded during ‘The Island’ album sessions in 1988 but due to monetary constraints was never completed and released. New vocals and keyboards were recorded in 2015 and the song finally sees the light of day some 31 years later in 2019. ‘Class Of ’65‘ is an ode to the music and zeitgeist of ’60’s, with a tip of the hat to Dylan, Aretha, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles and others. Credits: Allan Thomas vocals & rhythm guitar ~ Bryan Kessler rhythm guitar & riffs ~ Michael Ruff piano, wurlizter & organ ~ Cliff Hugo bass ~ Rick Schlosser drums ~ Produced and mastered by Stephen Barncard ~ Original tracking session engineer Mike Morongell ~ Additional recording Michael Ruff and Allan Thomas ~ Mixed by Brian Wohlgemuth. https://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/track/class-of-65

**Thank you Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts for voting my new album ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ a winner in the 2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards in the best Best Engineered Album of the Year category. Big thanks to all the wonderful and amazing musicians on the recording and to my mixing partner Paul Northfield. https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/05/26/recap-nd-annual-na-hoku-hanohano-awards/

**French music magazine/website Le Cri Du Coyote review of ‘Two Sides To Every Story’.

Allan THOMAS is one of those veterans (his career began in the mid-sixties) who love their art and do not seek recognition by any means. His previous album (Deep Water, 2011) benefited from the presence of Crosby & Nash. Two Sides To Every Story (Black Bamboo Records), his sixth LP, is in continuity, heavily tinged with jazz, soul or blues. The two sides of the story are eight songs with lyrics that are close to seven instrumental texts that oscillate between humor and tragedy. The album is unclassifiable, of those who make that we stop to listen. It will please fans of Steely Dan or David Crosby today.

*’Two Sides To Every Story’ album review by Strutterzine Dutch magazine/website: Allan Thomas ‘Two sides to every story’ (Black Bamboo Recordings/Hemifran)

While listening to the new album of American singer/songwriter Allan Thomas, I was totally surprised by the instrumentals El sueno de repitido and Aquadesiac, which happen to be both beautiful relaxing westcoast-jazz pieces, complete with tenor sax and piano, basically offering a pure smooth classic approach like in the old days, which is in slight contrast to the rest of the album. Although there are definitely more jazzy fusion/westcoast touches here and there (If only and Is that asking too much? for example that both have Steely Dan similarities and instrumentals like Still life and There are no words), Allan’s music is also offering singer/songwriter calmer pop/rock like Paul Simon. Not bad either, but he now seems to balance between these 2 genres and basically I would prefer him to go in a full jazzy fusion/westcoast direction like shown during the mentioned tracks. Interesting for sure and upon checking his bio he started his career way back in the 1960s, so he has seen the whole music world changing I guess. Allan is definitely a gifted singer/songwriter and let’s hope he can deliver more great records like this. Jazzy westcoast or singer/songwriter pop/rock, Allan can do both and we’ll wait and see if the future brings more new music of this talented musician, with a fingers crossing for more jazzy westcoast fusion!

http://strutter.mysite.com/HOTNEWREVIEWS2019MAY.html

*AT interview with French internet radio show and podcast Late Night Dream ~ by Thomas Splett:

https://www.facebook.com/796614279/posts/10156644130194280/

 

*The Garden Island newspaper article: Talk Story With Allan Thomas:

Talk Story with Allan Thomas

*Aloha from Kauai. Some updates regarding AT’s 6th album release ‘Two Sides To Every Story‘.

*The BBR team spent August 2018 contacting and mailing CD’s to over 175 community and public radio stations across the US. While Peter Holmstedt of Hemifran in Sweden began his ‘Two Sides…’ promotional campaign for Europe. http://www.hemifran.com

*Radio News in the U.S.

Two Sides To Every Story‘ has started to catch some overhead airwaves at the following locations: KKCR-FM Kauai Hawaii – KQNG-FM Kauai Hawaii – KMNO Maui Hawaii, KRCB-FM Santa Rosa California, WXPR-FM Rhinelander WisconsinKUOS-FM Sedona Arizona – WQNR-FM Auburn Alabama – **KAFM** Grand Junction Colorado – WEFT-FM Champaign Illinois – WXOJ Northampton Massachusetts – KMUD Humboltd California – WHFR-FM Dearborn DetroitKAOS Olympia WashingtonKZMU Moab, UtahKBUT Crested Butte Colorado – WGDR Plainfield, Vermont – KOTO-FM Telluride Colorado – KHNS Skagway Alaska  – WHUS-FM Storrs ConnecticutWUNH-FM Durham New HampshireKZFR-FM Chico CaliforniaWXPN-FM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Stay tuned for updates…

*Radio News Elsewhere:

*DJ Noel Casey played ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his After Midnight show on 103.2 Dublin City FM Ireland

*DJ Vasja Ivanovski of 94.1 FM Radio 2 in Skopje Macedonia is playing ‘15 Minutes’ and ‘Could’ve been Worse’ on her Mojo/Alt show.

*DJ Karen Miller of long-running Americana music podcast The Miller Tells Her Tale based in UK, adds ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ to her latest show #697                                       http://www.themillertellshertale.net/?fbclid=IwAR1-P9qmwLsMyjTFgeZEvzO8RIPz7LB2h0CQSQP_PskLrLzWcwQRdKXhWPA

*DJ Jean-Paul Ribbs is playing ‘Is That Asking Too Much’ Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘Dating Game’ on his West Coast Golden Radio show direct from France http://www.westcoastgoldenradio.com/powerplays.html

*Dj’s Malone Di Mano and David Lucarotti in Paris, France, added ‘Good To Go’ to The Border-West Coast Yacht Rock Best of Sessions 2018 part two internet radio show! https://hearthis.at/late-night-dream-ag/late-night-dream-presents-the-border-westcoast-yacht-rock-best-of-sessions-2018-part-two/?fbclid=IwAR2R6UluXk7HgNhZ2K-b1GJlEzMc_lKX43L_8GRu_uypKIpYuDUUkWAr8Zg

*DJ Thomas Splett added ‘15 Minutes’ to his Late Night Dream Flying To California show in Francehttps://hearthis.at/late-night-dream-ag/late-night-dream-presents-thomas-splett-flying-to-california-ep3s2/?fbclid=IwAR3GSWvCSaEmGwrriaqN_EHWQkl5QwGGGvAPEkV4IWOtGU_bQ2a5PCpRJ5w

*DJ Patrick Boensof TRQL.fm radio in Belgium added ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ and ‘If Only’

*DJ Chris Morrisis playing ‘Could’ve Been Worse‘ and ‘Troubled Times’on his California Spirit Radioshow in Montpellier, France

*DJ Jan Van Eck played ‘Dating Game’ on his Bluesnroots Corner show in the Netherlandshttp://radio.duivenstraat.net
 
*DJ Einen Blick played ‘Troubled Times’ on his Americana Radio Free FM show in Germanyhttps://www.freefm.de/artikel/americana-768-29102018
 
*DJ’s Ray and Theo playing tracks from ‘Two Sides…’ on Roots Revival Belgium radio show: https://rootsrevivalbelgium.jouwweb.nl/playlist-concerts
 
*DJ Gilles Martin of Radio Aria Longwy, France is playing ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his Country & Co show: https://www.radioarialongwy54.com
 
*DJ Sean Brophy of the jazz radio show Jazzspec Ireland plays ’15 Minutes’ http://jazzspec.blogspot.com/2018/10/midweek-music-miscellany-wed-17th.html

*DJ Brian Mullen of the BBC Northern Ireland show Caschlár plays ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ ~ https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/m0000m32   Caschlár

*DJ Massimo Ferro of the Italian  Radio Voce Spazio show Highway 61 plays ‘If Only’ ~ http://radiovocespazio.it/podcast/highway-61-puntate-settimanali/

*DJ Anita Luchies of the Dutch radio show Undercurrents playing ‘If Only” and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ ~ http://www.rootsparadise.com/undercover/index.php

*DJ Roberto Rossi of the Italian radio show Mystery Train on Ascolta PNR FM radio plays ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ ~ http://www.radiopnr.it/programmi.html

*DJ Paul Van Gelder Dutch radio Show Muziek En Toch – playing ‘Geezer Talk’ ~ http://www.americanaradio.nl/playlists.htm

*DJ Bertwin Bijleveld Dutch radio show Blues & Friends on RTV Baarn FM, Netherlands playing ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ https://www.facebook.com/bertwin.bijleveld/posts/1126821744139851

*DJ Jean Philippe Réjou of radio/podcast West Coast Rendezvous sur WKFM Paris, France has been playing ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ ~ https://www.facebook.com/westcoastrendezvous/?__xts__[0]=31.[644824087%2C%22intro_card%22%2C%7B%7D]

*DJ Kamasami Kong of FM Cocolo in Osaka Japan playing ‘If Only’.

*Planete Indie Belgium Radio playing ‘Dating Game’ http://www.pierregerard.be/planete/playlists/playlists/octo18.html

*Eine Kleine Weltmusik, Radio ZuSa, in Northern Germany playing ‘Dating Game’ and ‘In Search Of…’ www.zusa.de

*Quotes:

Keith Carlock Steely Dan drummer: “Man, this stuff sounds so great! YOU are a bad mo fo! Love it. Thanks for having me be a part of it! Great songs, lyrics and production, love it man… Thank you Keith”

Jack Tempchin songwriter for the Eagles hits ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ and ‘Already Gone’: “Fantastic songs amigo. ‘Geezer Talk’ killed me!!! Super great album. You have a sound and as far as I know no one else sounds like your records… I love them. thanks, Jack”

Jim Wilson noted piano master: “Steely Dan meets Joni Mitchell meets folk meets pop meets jazz… Just really good, authentic music. Really well written songs, GREAT production. Will definitely get more milage out of this record. congrats man. … you weren’t on my radar before, but you are now.”

Wouter Kellerman renown South African Flautist: “Stunning album, you had me from the first track ’15 Minutes”, beautiful composition and love your vocals Allan. Thanks for sharing ‘Two Sides To Every Story” with me. Cheers Wouter”.

Brian Elie DJ @ KRCB Northern California Public Radio: “We have been playing this cd over and over at our house. Rarely do you get a cd of music with this much variety and depth, with this kind of superior song writing and superb musicianship all in one package. Then there are the instrumentals that you the listener get to interpret yourself, they take you wherever you want to go. ‘In Search Of…’ totally knocks me out, feels the the heart is speaking. Well done Allan and friends! I will feature this cd next Monday night on KRCB 91.1 FM KRCB.org”

*Thank you David Lucarotti for including my song ‘Good To Go’ on your amazing playlist/podcast LATE NIGHT DREAM Presents The Border from Paris, France https://hearthis.at/late-night-dream-ag/late-night-dream-presents-the-border-by-david-lucarotti-ep2s2/

*Big thanks to Kenneth Bremer & Henrik Bohm at Blue DesertThe World of West Coast Music – in Denmark, for spotlighting ‘Two Sides…’ CD release along side such greats as Michael McDonald and Steve Lukather! https://www.westcoast.dk/allan-thomas-two-sides-to-every-story/  

*’Two Sides…’ can be heard and purchased here:

Bandcamphttps://allanthomas.bandcamp.com/album/two-sides-to-every-story

CD Baby website: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/allanthomas5

Apple Musichttps://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/allan-thomas/7399212

SpotifyTwo Sides To Every Story

Pandora: https://www.pandora.com/station/2757586686123840010

*’Two Sides…’ insights:

Blending elements of rock, blues, jazz and soulful vocals the album contains 15 songs comprised of eight vocal tracks and seven instrumentals. Ranging from a solo acoustic slack-key guitar instrumental to full-blown ensemble settings with some of the world’s tastiest musicians including players from Steely Dan, the Steve Gadd/James Taylor bands, the Yellowjackets and Crosby Stills and Nash. Plus many other studio luminaries from Kauai, Nashville and Los Angeles. ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ was mixed in Montreal by multi-platinum engineer Paul Northfield (Rush, Dream Theater).

Several compositions aim to lighten things up a bit entering the smirk-inducing territory of ‘The Dating Game’ – a dude’s-eye look into some of the head-scratching aspects of on-line dating, and ‘Geezer Talk’ – a lighthearted laundry list of the daily ailments thrust upon unsuspecting baby boomers. A few tunes present the wistful and wishful thinking of one who dreams big as in ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ and ‘If Only’. While ‘Troubled Times’ takes an unflinching look at a few of the darkly disturbing aspects of the present world we find ourselves in. Many of the tunes have been written recently, but the instrumental ‘In Search Of…’ goes all the way back to Malibu California, 1973. Some things take a while…

Instrumentals and vocals. Humor and deadly serious. Two sides…

Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas

Mixed by Paul Northfield and Allan Thomas

Associate producer Bryan Kessler

Mastering Paul Northfield

Featuring:

Allan Thomas – vocals, acoustic, nylon string, electric guitar and percussion.

Bryan Kessler (Hawaiian Style Band) acoustic and electric guitar.

Kirk Smart (Donald Fagen, Donavon Frankenreiter) bottleneck slide and electric guitar.

Jim Kimo West (Weird Al Yankovik) acoustic guitar.

Jimmy Johnson (James Taylor, Steve Gadd) bass.

Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting) drums.

William Kennedy (Yellowjackets, Herbie Hancock) drums.

Joel Taylor (Joe Sample, Allan Holdsworth, Rock Band video game) drums.

Michael Ruff (Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, David Sanborn) keyboards.

Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets, Joni Mitchell) acoustic piano.

James Raymond (Crosby Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne) keyboards.

Charles Judge (David Bowie, Miley Cyrus) keyboards.

Michael Whittaker (the Bottom 40 Band, Keith Carlock) acoustic piano.

Judd Miller (Michael Brecker, Danny Elfman) EVI muted trumpet, pads, chromatic harmonica, flute.

Sylvain Carton (Mitch Marcus Quintet) tenor sax.

Kate Markowitz (James Taylor, Don Henley, Shawn Colvin) backing vocals.

Karen Blake (Randy Newman, Michael McDonald) backing vocals.

Amanda Frazier (The Keepers) backing vocals.

With deep gratitude to Paul Nortfield, Bryan Kessler, Stephen Barncard, Bill Gillette, Jeff Richman, Eric Bronstein, Graham Nash, Ed Haaker and Charleen Dyer and Margaret Gill

CD front cover artwork Bret Linford

Photography Aaron Feinberg

Inner CD sleeve Jordan Thomas

In memory of Michael Shipley.

More News and Reviews: *The cool and diverse web-based radio show/podcast Late Night Dream based in Paris, France named ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ album of the week: https://www.latenightdream.com

*Thanks Calle Magnusson of Ervik Surfshop in the Stadlandet Peninsula, Norway for using the track ‘If Only’ on your new music video: https://youtu.be/hAY03nyHML0www.erviksurfshop.com

*Bruno Fabrigues in Paris, France, adds ‘Two Sides…’ to his Top-Ten Cool Night – Winners 2018 Westcoast – AOR collection of wonderful artists! 🎸

*‘Two Sides…’ review in Belgium magazine/website Rootsvillehttp://www.rootsville.eu/2018%20album%20reports/reports/allan%20thomas.html

…In 1966 Allan signed his first contract with the famous and eccentric South Texas producer Huey P. Meaux (The Crazy Cajun). Huey was known for the magical touch with hit sensitive records and was also known as a quick talker. In his time he produced a series of great artists and hit records from the south, including Lightenin ‘Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton, BJ Thomas, Freddy Fender, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sir Douglas Quintet, Johnny and Edgar Winter and many more. Allan Thomas has been singing professionally since his twelfth, released his first single at the age of 17 and became a songwriter at 19. All his life was filled with music which also led to this new ‘Two Sides To Every Story’. An album with 8 sung and 7 instrumental songs that contain a mix of soul, blues, jazz and rock. Ranging from a solo acoustic guitar to complete ensembles with a selection of the world’s best musicians. 15 originals that came to this album under the mixing ear of Paul Northfield and himself. Opening with the soul injected ’15 Minutes’ you come from ‘note one’ to establish that these ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ will give you 15 songs long fun and enjoyment. The instrumental delights on this album such as ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘El Sueno de Repitido’ can be categorized under the heading of cool jazz. Great to listen to. The more than pleasant timbre made me think of another great songwriter in the beginning and this thought was perfectly captured at ‘Could’ve Been Worse’. With somewhat of the ‘Tulsa Sound’ of JJ Cale in mind, however, this song could have been from him, which can and should be regarded as a compliment. The fact that the album is divided equally into vocal and instrumental songs is also a more than positive fact. One of Allan Thomas’s musical accompanists comes from Steely Dan and ‘If Only’ can also be attributed to the sound of this American jazz-oriented pop group. Songs like this and ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ emphasize the thoughts of someone with big dreams. Most of the songs have been written recently, but the instrumental ‘In Search Of…’ goes all the way back to Malibu, California, in 1973. They finish with the talkin ‘bluesish’ ‘Geezer Talk’ and that is the way it is done. Beauty record without further comment!

 
*’Two Sides…’ Review in Swedish magazine/website  MusikBloggen https://www.musikbloggen67.se/441001469

Allan Thomas has now released his sixth studio album Two Sides To Every Story. Allan says in an interview that he has sung professionally since he was 12 years old and has been a songwriter since the age of 19. His whole life has been about the music. The latest album has a long maturation process and is a result of songwriting and recording over the last six years. There are no less than 17 musicians on the record.The sounds are not that far from STEELY DAN, but maybe a bit more laidback. It feels a little PAUL SIMON sometimes too. It sounds really good. Songs to start with: ’15 Minutes’, ‘Could’Been Worse’ and ‘Dating Game’.

 
*Swedish magazine and internet music blog Melodic.Net reviews ‘Two Sides…’ by Ola Gränshagen – http://www.melodic.net/?page=review&id=133036
Hawaiian artist ALLAN THOMAS released his first solo album already in 1971. My first acquaintance with his music, though, was the 1989 CD “The Island”, which is a nice recording with some westcoast vibes. This is a 15 track CD which takes us into both light instrumental jazz/fusion songs as well as songs with vocals. The opener “15 Minutes” is like DONALD FAGEN meets PAUL SIMON. The same STEELY DAN and Fagen vibes in “Good To Go”! And there are other songs in more or less the same nice style, like “Dating Game”. Nice and soft rock/soul/pop, with some westcoast hints. “Aquadesiac” is one of the instrumental ones, with vibes of YELLOWJACKETS. Lovely saxophone by SYLVAIN CARTON. And take “El Sueno De Repitido” which reminds me a bit of SPYRO GYRA. “Could’ve Been Worse” brings some DIRE STRAITS spices, and some of CHRIS REA as well. Good stuff! On the instrumental side, again, the soft “Still Life” and “There Are No Words” (well, the latter has some humming) are very nice tunes. Some of the artists included on the album: JIMMY JOHNSON (bass on all songs!), MICHAEL RUFF (lots of keyboards!), RUSSELL FERRANTE (keyboards), CHARLES JUDGE (keyboards), KEITH CARLOCK (lots of drums!) and WILLIAMS KENNEDY (drums). A cool album, quite close to a 4 out of 5 in grading too.

*Swedish Magazine/Website Thirsty Boots review of “Two Sides…” 12/6/18 – https://thirsty-boots.blogspot.com/2018/12/dag-6-allan-thomas.html Allan Thomas’s last album “Deep Water” came in 2012 and his new album follows the same pattern. A little laid-back attitude, a lot of jazz feeling and a great musical knowledge. Allan Thomas delivers delicate to his guitar and competency is 100 percent. The music takes you straight and takes you on a pleasurable trip, time after time. The harmonies are perfect and Allan Thomas sings nicely without focusing on the musical. The instrumental songs are, however, more this time and they are the ones I will return to and it may be right often. “Aquadesiac”, “El Sueno de Repitido”, “On Another Note”, “Still Life” and a song with the appropriate title “There Are No Words” are all so cozy that they spread a harmonious feeling and peaceful peace. The acoustic “In Search of …” is so intense and maybe my favorite right now

*Dutch Magazine/Website Strutterzine 1/16/19 – http://strutter.mysite.com/site_header.html – Allan Thomas ‘Two Sides To Every Story’ (Black Bamboo Recordings/Hemifran)

While listening to the new album of American singer/songwriter Allan Thomas, I was totally surprised by the instrumentals ‘El Sueno de Repitido’ and ‘Aquadesiac’, which happen to be both beautiful relaxing westcoast-jazz pieces, complete with tenor sax and piano, basically offering a pure smooth classic approach like in the old days, which is in slight contrast to the rest of the album. Although there are definitely more jazzy fusion/westcoast touches here and there (‘If Only’ and ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ for example that both have Steely Dan similarities and instrumentals like ‘Still Life’ and ‘There Are No Words’), Allan’s music is also offering singer/songwriter calmer pop/rock like Paul Simon. Not bad either, but he now seems to balance between these 2 genres and basically I would prefer him to go in a full jazzy fusion/westcoast direction like shown during the mentioned tracks. Interesting for sure and upon checking his bio, he is already 70 years old (!), starting his career way back in the 1960s, so he has seen the whole music world changing I guess. Allan is definitely a gifted singer/songwriter and let’s hope he can deliver more great records like this. Jazzy westcoast or singer/songwriter pop/rock, Allan can do both and we’ll wait and see if the future brings more new music of this talented musician, with a fingers crossing for mo re jazzy westcoast fusion! More at: http://www.allanthomas.com/wordpress/ (Points: 8.1 out of 10)

*German music magazine/website Folk World Short & Sweet review of ‘Two Sides To Every Story’: Easy listening with part dark, part humorous overtones! Allan Thomas sends his 6th recording of original material from Kauai, Hawaii, taking inspiration from pop, rock, blues, jazz and soul music. Watch “On Another Note” @ YouTube! – http://www.folkworld.eu/68/e/cds9.html#thom

http://www.folkworld.eu/68/e/cds.html

*No budget YouTube music video of ‘On Another Note’ directed by Stephen Quinn Barncard – Kauai videography by Michael Rainhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uwC8cFLMUk&feature=youtu.be

*Spotify Playlists featuring AT Tracks – Allan Thomas music is now being streamed on over 340 musician curated Spotify playlists:

*Major thanks to Pekka Martikainen of Finland for adding ‘El Suenode Repitido‘ and ‘Aquadesiac’ to his wildly successful Smooth Jazz – Instrumental Spotify playlist.

*Vic Cracknell adds ‘Halfway Round The World’ to his ‘Around The World’ Spotify playlist.

*Susan Moss adds ‘The Navigator’ to her new ‘Paradise Coffeehouse’ Spotify playlist.

*Denis Turbide adds ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to his ‘Relaxing Instrumental Music’ Spotify playlist.

*Thanks Tracy Colletto for adding ‘In My Automobile‘ to your ‘Acoustic Road TripSpotify playlist.

*Thank you Vic Cracknell for adding ‘Fall In Love To Easy’ to your ‘Lazy Acoustic Vibe’ Spotify playlist.

*Thanks Tracy Colletto for adding ‘The Navigator’ to your new thought provoking ‘Acoustic Journeys’ Spotify playlist.

*Mahalo Susan Moss for adding ‘Way Of The Heart’ to your moody and heart felt ‘Sing Me To Sleep/Into Sweet Dreams’ Spotify playlist.

*Mahalo Susan Moss for adding ‘Coconut Culture’ and ‘The Island’ to your sizzling ‘In A Tropical Fantasy’ Spotify playlist:

*Thanks Susan Moss for adding ‘If Only’ to your sizzling ‘Cool For The Summer/ Hot For The Winter’ Spotify playlist:

*Thanks Barry McLaughlin for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu” to your ‘Acoustic Autumn’ Spotify playlist:

*Thanks Barry McLaughlin for adding ‘In Search Of…’ to your ‘Acoustic Winter’ Spotify playlist:

 
*Emilio Bonito’s Spotify playlist Fingerstyle Favorites features ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’.
 

*Thanks to Burro Borracho Records for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to their Instrumental Folk playlist on Spotify:

*Mahalo Matt C White for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to his Relaxing Acoustic Folk playlist onSpotify:

*Mahalo two-times to Matt Carl White for adding ‘In Search Of…’ to his sweet Rainy Day Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist.

*Mahalo Spotify for creating a new Hawaiianish Spotify playlist featuring ‘In Search Of…‘ for its title and including 5 AT tracks from two albums.

*Another new cool Hawaiian playlist on Spotify featuring ‘15 Minutes’.

*Thanks Theo Tol for adding ‘In Search Of…’ to your chillaxing Instrumental Ambient Spotify playlist.

*Thanks Steve@talkaboutpopmusic for adding ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ to your Sunday: Sombre, Sad but Satisfied Spotify playlist.

*Emilio Bonito adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his deep and beautiful Instrumental Delight Spotify playlist.

*Great to have my song ‘Island Girl’ included on the the eclectic Hawaiian compilation I’ll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You Spotify playlist:

*Mahalo Magnus Murel for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to your Beautiful – Solo Instruments Spotify playlist:

*Thanks to Serissa Records for adding ‘In Search Of…’ to your moody and thoughtful Spotify playlist Acoustic Instrumentals:

*Andrea Young adds ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ to her Jazz From Aspen Spotify playlist
 
 
*Barry Mclaughlin adds ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Way Of The Heart’ to his Acoustic Winter Spotify playlist
 
 
*Thanks Will Moore for adding ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ and ‘In Search Of..’ to your Will Moore Curates: Acoustic Fingerstyle Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Thanks Peter Holmstedt for adding ‘Geezer Talk’ to your cool Hemifrån 2018 Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Sherry Finzer adds ‘In Search Of…’ to her Spa Retreat – Music to Massage the Body Mind and Soul Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Susan Moss adds ‘Dating Game’ to her Brand New Music You Must Hear Spotify playlist
 
 
*Line Munch-Peterson adds ‘Coconut Culture’ to her With A Happy Smile Spotify playlist
 
 
*Timo Pääkkäo adds ‘Troubled Times’ to his In The Clouds – Collaborative Spotify playlist
 
 
*Mathew Campney adds ‘Soldier Of Misfortune’ to his Spotify The Difference Spotify playlist
 
 
*Barbara Borgelin adds ‘Deep Water’ to her Lovesong Collection Spotify playlist
 
 
*Valley View Records adds ‘Still Life’ to their Made For Movies Spotify playlist
 
 
*David Lewis adds ‘Troubled Times’ to his Music for Really Attractive, Smart People Spotify playlist
 
 
*Xesar Coloma Pezo adds ‘Is That Asking Too Much’ and ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ to his Insomnio Spotify playlist
 
*Marilyn McNealChantmagick adds ‘15 Minutes’ to her Indie Everything Bagel Spotify playlist
 
*Joey Edwin adds ‘The Island’ to his Spotify Island Music playlist
 
*Andrew Hossack adds ‘The Longest Ride’ to his Disparate Tunes Vol 1 Nautical Nights Spotify playlist
 
*David Slater/Musical Artizans adds ‘El Sueno’ ’15 Minutes’ and ‘Still Life’ to his Jazz Spotify playlist
 
*Kyle at Sonderhouse Music added ‘In Search Of…’ to his Instrumental Guitar Focus Spotify playlist
 
*Denis Turbide added ‘Makani ‘Olu ‘Olu’ to his Picking and Grinning Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist
 
*Jake Mimikos added ’15 Minutes’ to his Indie Pop Unsigned Spotify playlist
 
 
*Randal Meek added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Acoustic Guitar Magic Spotify playlist
 
*Randal Meek added ‘The Longest Ride’ and ‘In Search Of…’ to his Life on the Deck Spotify playlist
 
*Dima Haritomov added ‘Aquadesiac’ to his Music Discovery Spotify playlist
 
*Dima Haritomov added ‘Aquadesiac’ to his Sky.fm-Radio Tunes-SmoothJazz Spotify playlist
 
*Barbara Borgelin adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to her Sleep My Child Spotify playlist
 
*Susan Moss adds ‘Across Blue Water’ to her Blue Like The Sea Spotify playlist
 
*Mathew Champney adds ‘Deep Water’ and ‘Ray Of Hope’ to his Silent River Spotify playlist
 
*Susan Moss adds ‘The Navigator’ to her Chilling Out at the Moondreams Coffeehouse Spotify playlist
 
*Raighes Factory – Roberto Diana adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Instrumental Music – Relax and Chill Spotify playlist
 
*Susan Moss adds ‘Coconut Culture’ to her Tropical Dreams Release Party Spotify playlist
 
*Gary Lee DC adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ and ‘The Longest Ride’ to his Friday’s Creation Spotify playlist.
 
*Billy-Joe Clark adds ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ to his Monday Morning Chill Spotify playlist
 
*Billy-Joe Clark adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Coffeehouse Mix Spotify playlist
 
*David Slater adds ‘Still Life’ to his Fruit Of The Spirit Spotify playlist
 
*Gary Lee DC adds ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to his Mid-Week Rock Boost Spotify playlist
 
*Randal Meek adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Life On The Deck-Hawaiian Style Spotify playlist.
 
*Bruce Forst added ‘Butterfly Jesse’ to his Instrumental Awesome Spotify playlist
 

*David Slater adds ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ and ‘Deep Water’ to his Heartache and Love Spotify playlist. 

https://open.spotify.com/user/david_n_slater/playlist/3nl7Y7Kk6wzru6e1FmjmHS?si=nmX4_Fc3RG2IlqazDOFwNg

 

*Susan Moss adds ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ to her The Love Channel Spotify playlist 

 
*Cosimo Schena adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Classical Music Spotify playlist
 
*Agustin Tagliabue added ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to his Amazing Indie Rock Songs Spotify playlist.
 
*Ken Smith adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Tranquil Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist
 
*Mathew Champney adds ‘Good To Go’ and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to his Shelter Skelter Spotify playlist
 
*Matt C White Adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Guitar Zen Spotify playlist
 
*Vincent Boot adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Inspirational Music Spotify playlist
 
*Mark Grundhoefer adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Guitar Instrumentals Spotify playlist
 
*Andy Salvanos adds ‘Aquadesiac’ to his Purely Instrumental Spotify playlist
 
*Andy Salvanos adds ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his New Age Of Guitars Spotify playlist
 
*John Clark adds ‘Aquadesiac’ to his InstruMentalists Of Spotify playlist
 
*Joseph Sullinger adds ‘In Search Of…’ to his Instrumental Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist.
 
*Brian Southall adds ‘Deep Water’ to his Global Emerging Artists Spotify Playlist
 
*Gary Lee DC adds ‘Could’ve Been Worse’, El Sueno De Repitido’ and ‘15 Minutes’ to his Rhythmic Euphoria Spotify playlist
 
*Mathew Joseph adds ‘Ka Wai Aloha’ to his Guitars Without Borders Spotify playlist.
 
*Kent Wilgraff adds ‘15 Minutes’ to his Movement Of Sound Spotify playlist
 
*Shawn Stewart adds ‘15 Minutes’ to his The Music Machine Spotify playlist
 
*Susan Moss adds ‘15 Minutes’ to her Billboard Top Hits & Indie Delights! Spotify playlist
 
*Haven Yates adds ‘15 Minutes’ to his Artist Jukebox Spotify playlist
 
*Leif Johansson includes ‘Troubled Times’ and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his fresh and spunky Radio Music Spotify playlist
 
*Barry McLaughlin includes ‘Way Of The Heart’ on his sweet Acoustic Love Spotify playlist
 
*Matthew Joseph includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his wonderful Exquisite Instrumentals Spotify playlist
 
*Mathew Champney for includes ‘Geezer Talk’‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ and ‘Other Than That’ on his wacky Quintessential Quirky Monster Spotify playlist
 
*Mathew Champney adds ‘Aquadesiac’ on his Instrumental Imaginaries and Atmospheric Architects Spotify playlist
 
*Meerdavon includes ‘If Only’ and ‘Good To Go’ on his flowing Singer Songwriter Surf Music Spotify playlist
 
*Nach Villoch includes ‘Coconut Culture’ on his Musica para Navagar, Innovar y Emprender Spotify playlist music to navigate innovate and undertake.
 
*Leah Dungo includes ‘Coconut Culture’ on her island music Someone To Lava Spotify playlist
 
*Lise Jonsson in Norway includes ‘Across Blue Water’ on her new and moving tribute to mothers In Our Hearts Spotify playlist
 
*Patricia Garrett includes ‘Aquadesiac’ on her Relaxing With The Best Spotify playlist
 
*Pete Izzard includes ‘In Search Of…’ on his inspiring Fingerstyle Favorites Spotify playlist based in U.K.
 
*Vin Downes includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his righteously curated Fingers and Strings – Acoustic Guitarists Spotify playlist.
 
*Vin Downes includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his sweet melodious Calm and Peaceful Guitar Spotify playlist.
 
*Trevor Clawson includes ‘Is That Asking Too Much?!’ on his Americana upbeat Roots Jukebox Spotify playlist emanating out of UK.
 
*Patricia Garrett includes ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ on her Jazz Guitar Experience Of Awesomeness Spotify playlist
 
*Alberto Lombardi added ‘In Search Of…’ to his Fingerstyle Guitar Bar Spotify playlist based in Italy.
 
*Carlo Rogall includes ‘El Sueno de Repitido’ on his eclectic Jazz Vibes Spotify playlist
 
*Carlo Rogall includes ‘Aquadesiac’ on his Backseat Spotify playlist
 
*Collin Hill added ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his beautiful Relaxing Guitar Spotify playlist, honored to be played alongside such amazing guitarists.
 
*Line Munch-Petersen added ‘The Gift’ to her heartfelt Close To Me – Love songs Spotify playlist originating from Denmark
 
*Barbara Borgelin includes ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ on her lovely Romantic Lovesongs Spotify playlist originating from Denmark.
 
*DoubleStone DoubleStone includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on her diversified Charming Guitar Spotify playlist.
 
*Marco Pisani includes ‘In Search Of…’ on his Unplug And Relax Spotify playlist originating in Italy.
 
*Thomas Jongsma adds ‘15 Minutes’ and ‘Dating Game’ to The Best Indie-Pop-Rock Unsigned Spotify playlist based in Netherlands.
 
*Mathew Champney adds ‘Dating Game’ to his incredible Artists Of Sound Spotify playlist based in UK.
 
*Lalo Diener and Joey Edwin included ‘Ka Wai Aloha’ on their Caribbean Guitar For YouSpotify playlist based in Vancouver, Canada. 
 
*Jacky Stoneygate  includes ‘Monkey Business’ on her very cool Folk Chill Spotify playlist based in UK.
 
*Carlo Rogall included ‘Still Life’ on his Instrumentales Spotify playlist based in Germany.
 
*Kalani Flores includes ‘Island Girl’ on his Keali’i Reichel Kamahiwa Collection Spotify playlist based in Hawaii.
 
*Paolo Sereno included ‘In Search Of…’ on his beautiful Melody: Guitarists Do It Better)) Spotify playlist originating in Italy.
 
*Mark Bowers adds ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ to his Vocal Velvet Spotify playlist originating in England.
 
 
*Haven Yates added ‘Dating Game’ to his ever-growing Acoustic Is My Jam Spotify playlist based in U.K.
 
*Barry McLoughlin includes ‘Way Of The Heart’ on his sizzling Acoustic Summer Spotify playlist originating in Ontario Canada.
 
*Luna Keller included ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ on her Why Doesn’t Everyone Know These Songs? Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
 
*Lalo Diener adds ‘15 Minutes’ to his steamy Coffee Music For You Spotify playlist originating in Vancouver, Canada.
 
*Gary Lee DC includes ‘If Only’ and ‘Good To Go’ on his Rock My World Spotify playlist.
 
*Lalo Diener includes ‘El Sueno de Repitido’, ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘In Search Of…’ on his Smooth Jazz For You Spotify playlist based in Vancouver, Canada.
 
*DoubleStone DoubleStone includes ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on her Acoustic Guitar – Instrumentals Spotify playlist originating in Taiwan.
 
*Shoshana Michel added ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to her Guitar Peacefulness-Beautiful Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist originating in Brooklyn, NY.
 
*Jürg Kindle includes ‘In Search Of…’ on his Acoustic Guitar Planet Spotify playlist originating in Switzerland and bursting with interesting compositions, arrangements and players from all over the world.
 
*Oscar Pascasio Monzón added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his New Age-Piano, Guitar, Flute Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
 
*Susan Moss included ‘Good To Go’ on her brand new Storytellers Over the Decades Spotify playlist.
https://open.spotify.com/user/1233613048/playlist/0Qdoq9uSoFfNemZkOGSd3F?si=nBBKVenITIuxXn0_O75Ypg
 
*Jim Stubblefield added ‘El Sueño de Repitido’ to his Instrumental Smooth Jazz & World Beat for Driving Spotify playlist. Buckle up!
 
*Karen Biehl includes ‘Still Life’ on her dreamy New Age Music Gems Spotify playlist originating in NYC.
 
*Noise Of Dreams adds ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘El Sueño de Repitido’ to their New Classic Singers Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
 
*Less Records includes ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on their Indie Selection Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
 

*Less Records adds ‘El Sueño de Repitido’ to their MinimalismSpotify playlist based in Spain

https://open.spotify.com/user/27odlliqi8qvy3vge00ce3bd3/playlist/6d3KOVNe9OfVI2bH3IXDCg?si=tkzlDDFVQnqgGBpBdT6Yng

 

*Giuseppe Costa added ‘El Sueño de Repitido’ – featuring fireball Michael Ruff on keys – into his Piano Spotify playlist originating in Italy.  https://open.spotify.com/user/21wjesgknnwchzuv5oufcxh6i/playlist/46PkTey7fA05JU9XXUF7mf?si=kjk54gO0QM2LP9s2D1-eIg

 
*Randal Meek added ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ to his rockin’ Life On The Deck-Amped Up Spotify playlist originating in Colorado.
 
 
*Sofia Kapfer added ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on her interestingly blended playlist L’art de Musique on Spotify originating in Argentina.
 
 
*Erik Wilcox added ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘Soldier Of Misfortune’ on his Best Up And Coming Rock Spotify playlist originating on the big island Hawaii.
 
 
*Noise of Dreams/Less Records included ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on their ‘Friends’ Spotify playlist originating in Spain, featuring an amazing collection of artists from around the world. https://open.spotify.com/user/ntr3kn48c1sctamaa23be4u64/playlist/497xdLQPeYzYrTGfznIQfy?si=gumKUF4ARJOoDjkPXTYlOQ
 
 
*Thomas Jongsma included my duet with Graham Nash ‘The Navigator’ on his Unplugged & Unsigned; Acoustic Treasures Spotify playlist originating in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 
 
*Marco Antonio Marciano included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his deeply comprehensive Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist based in Brazil.Honored to be amongst some the greatest acoustic guitarists on the planet.
 
 
*Albert Ketalar added ‘Everybody Gets The Blues’ to his It Smells Blues Spotify playlist originating in Paris, France.
 
 
*Haven Yates added ‘The Navigator’ – a duet with Graham Nash – to his Newgrass-Acoustic-Organic  Spotify playlist originating in U.K.
 
 
*Susan Moss included ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ on her New Story Tellers Over the Decades Vol 2 Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Aniello Guerro added ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’ to his Mary Had A Lamb!-love ballads Spotify playlist containing some of the biggest names in music and originating in Germany.
 

*Adra Sengué added ‘Coconut Culture’ to her new Summer FeelingSpotify playlist originating in Germany

https://open.spotify.com/user/adra.sengue/playlist/47qKPGuW6lARdGzs4bqw9O?si=4bBlYxttSuybkEvHfmrivg

 
*Haven Yates included ‘Dating Game’, ‘Good To Go’ and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his brand new To Be Continuumed., a collection inspired by John Mayer tunes Spotify playlist originating in UK.
 
 
*Jazzfy included ‘El Sueño De Repitido’ on their great Early Morning Jazz Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Jazzfy included ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘El Seuño De Repitido’ on their Coffee Jazz Spotify playlist, honored to be among the jazz greats.
 
 
*Dan McClellan added ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to his Discover Hot New Music Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Carlo Rogall included ‘Coconut Culture’ on his new Summer Mix Spotify playlist originating in Germany.
 
 
*John Clark included ‘Dating Game’ on his Best Of Indie Rock 2019 Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Roz Kat included ‘Butterfly Jesse’ on his cool and diversified instrumental collection Unlock Your Mind Spotify playlist originating in Italy.
 
 
*Thaddeus Lerew Zaminski included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his Loners and Rebels Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Don Alder added ‘In Search Of…’ with Bryan Kessler – on his brand new Acoustic Guitar Duets Spotify playlist originating in Vancouver Canada.
 
 
*Haven Yates included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his new Rock-Grunge-Indie Spotify playlist originating in the U.K.
 
 
*Lionel Scardino added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Relax Neo Classical Spotify playlist originating in Argentina.
 
 
*Barry McLoughlin added ‘Coconut Culture’ to his Acoustic Beach Spotify playlist based in Ontario Canada.
 
 
*Fans of Robb Murphy added ‘Deep Water’ to their tasty Coffee and Tea Spotify playlist originating in Belfast.
 
 
*Martin Lindholm added ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ to his amazingly deep curated Acoustic Guitar Jazz Tunes Spotify playlist based in Sweden.
 
 
*Fans of Robb Murphy added ’15 Minutes’ to their Happy Acoustic Spotify playlist based in Belfast.
 
 
*Aniello Guerra added ‘Butterfly Jesse’ to his new Undiscovered Indie Artists/ But Brilliant Spotify playlist originating in Germany. 
 
*Jesse Brown included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his melodic and moody Early Morning Instrumentals Spotify playlist originating in Saskatoon, Canada.
 
*Vic Cracknell added ‘In My Automobile’ to his new Don’t Bore Us Get To The Chorus Spotify playlist originating in the U.K.
 
*Barry McLoughlin included ‘Way Of The Heart’ on his superb singer songwriter Indie Artists Spotify playlist based in Ontario, Canada.
 

*Pranjal Uniyal included ‘In Search Of…’  on his beautifully curated Saviour Of Acoustic MusicSpotify playlist originating in India

 
 
*The Adagio Trio added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to their beautifully curated Chill to dreamy, relaxing, peaceful, beautiful instrumentals Spotify playlist based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
 
*Tim Farrell for included ‘In Search Of…’ on his great traveling companion Songs For The Acoustic Highway Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Andy Jackson added ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Peaceful Calm Soothing Instrumentals for Sleep & Study Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Nicholas Clement  added ‘15 Minutes’ to his Indie Artists Spotify playlist based in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
 
*Susan Moss added ‘Our Little Secret’ to her new Bad Girls & Good Girls Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Sly Chappel included ‘In My Automobile’ on his rockin’ and rollin’ Roadtrip Spotify playlist based in Montreal. Quebec.
 
 
*Basil Wahn added ‘In Search Of’ to his groovacious Groovy Instrumentals Spotify playlist emanating out of Germany.
 
 
*Major spotify playlist supporter Susan Moss included ‘Soldier Of Misfortune’ on her new Bad Boys & Good Guys Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Thanasis Vaharelis included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his Worlds Best Indie Artists Spotify playlist originating in Vólos, Greece.
 
 
*Jack Haigh added ‘Makani Olu Olu‘ to his really well curated Soothing Acoustic Spotify playlist based in London U.K.
 
 
*Thanasis Vaharelis including ‘In Search Of…’ on his Worlds Best Instrumentals Spotify playlist curated in Vólos, Greece. 
 
 
*Mathew Champney included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on this beautiful tribute to the great acoustic guitarist Randal Meek on his Maui No Ka Oi and friends of Randal Meek Spotify playlist curated in U.K.
 
 
*DiscoverNewMusic included ‘Kindred Spirits’ on their Missing John Lennon Spotify playlist emanating out of Denmark.
 
 
*Giuseppe Sessa added ‘Butterfly Jesse’ to his Guitar Top Spotify playlist based in Salerno, Italy.
 
 
*Singer songwriter Haven Yates included ‘Good To Go’ on his brand new Waves & Wind Spotify playlist launching from U.K.
 
 
*Mark Grundhoefer includes ‘Boyish Man’ featuring Ken Emerson on his Slide Guitar into the DMs Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Curator extraordinaires DiscoverNewMusic includes ‘The Real Thing’ on their Summer Love Spotify playlist emanating out of Denmark.
 
 
*Valley View Records included ‘Butterfly Jesse’ on their Summer Chill Spotify playlist beaming in from Perth, Western Australia.
 
 
*Lorenzo Tempesti added ‘Aquadesiac’ to his beautiful and moody Il Respiro Del Mare (Breath Of the sea) Spotify playlist surfing the airwaves out of Italy.
 
 
*Nick Swanson added ‘Hold On Tightly’ to his Retrowave Sounds Of The 80’s Spotify playlist broadcasting worldwide from Nelson, New Zealand.
 
 
*Giovanni Bianchi added ‘Aquadesiac’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his excellent Instrumental Relax Spotify playlist originating in Rome, Italy. 
 
 
*Jens Hausmann  included ‘In Search Of…’ on his new musically diverse and rich Friends & Favorites Spotify playlist emanating out of Detmold, Germany.
 
 
*Appreciate DiscoverNewMusic adding ‘You Take My Breath Away’ to their Romantic Soft Rock Spotify playlist reaching across the oceans from Denmark.
 
 
*Pranjal Uniyal included ‘In Search Of…’ on his new Acoustic Asylum Spotify playlist excellently curated in India.
 
 
*Druesukker added ‘Aquadesiac’ to his excellent Ocean Spotify playlist sailing in from Germany.
 
 
*William Ogmundson  included ‘Butterfly Jesse’ on his new All Things Great and Small Spotify playlist based in New Hampshire.
 
 
*Andy Feldman added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Deep Thinking – Piano and Guitar Spotify playlist.
 
 
*BestMusic added ‘15 Minutes’ to their diverse Undiscovered Talents Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Alexander  Howard Millett included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his Best Indie/Alternative Rock Spotify playlist originating in Essex, U.K. 
 
 
*Jazz pianist Alfonso Gugliucci included ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ on his Late Jazz Night Spotify playlist based in Italy. 
 
 
*EDM master Carlos Rogall added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his new and very diverse Instrumental Spotify playlist based in Germany. 
 
 
*Pianist William Ogmundson included ‘In Search Of…’ on his uplifting and positive Hope Springs Eternal Spotify playlist.
 
*Whalebone Music – Charlotte Watson included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on her beautifully curated Instrumental Mellow Chill Spotify playlist originating in U.K.
 
 
*Susan Moss added ‘The Downturn’ to her smile-cracking Seven Rings Parody – I Want it, Can’t Buy it Spotify playlist alongside Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and many others.
 
 
*Robert Linton added ‘In Search Of…’ to his musically rich Reflective Melodies Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Jimmy Wiltfalk included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ on his beautifully curated Cosy Folk vol. 2 Chill Indie Pop Rock Spotify playlist based in Sweden. 
 
 
*Giorgio Grandi included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘Dating Game’ on his rockin and fabulous Bikers Bar Voghera Spotify playlist originating in Italy. 
 
 
*Nik Davies added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Gentle Instrumentals Spotify playlist based in U.K.
 
 
*Maurizio Lucchetti included ‘In Search Of…’ on his deeply moving Romantic Instrumental Spotify playlist curated out of Fontana Liri, Italy.
 
 
*Susan Moss included ‘Coconut Culture’ on her hot new That Summer Feeling Spotify playlist.
 
 
*The great nylon string guitarist Andrew York and Annette York added ‘Aquadesiac’ to their wonderful Quintessential Guitar Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Andrew York and Annette York added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ and ‘In Search Of…’ to their beautifully curated By Candlelight Spotify playlist including so many of today’s greatest players. Honored.
 
 
*Andrew York and Annette York added ‘El Sueño De Repitido’ to their deep and enchanting Aerosonic: Piano, Guitar and more… Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Matt Withers added ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his soothing Classical Guitar Favourites Spotify playlist originating in Canberra, Australia. 
 
 
*Peter and Ella Davey included ‘Across Blue Water’ on their new Spotify collection of songs on love and loss ~ Too Young Too Soon based in Brisbane , Queensland, Australia.
 
 
*William Ogmundson added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his new Quiet Beauty Spotify playlist.
 
 
*The great Swedish pianist Kristoffer Wallin included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his rich and deep Morning Guitar Spotify playlist originating in Sweden.
 
*Kristoffer Wallin also added ‘In Search Of…’ to his Coffee or Tea Instrumentals Spotify playlist based in Sweden.
 
 
*Guitar wizard and skilled curator Mark Grundhoefer included ‘Homegrown’ and ‘Love or Something Like It’ on his stellar Sunday Morning Jam Spotify playlist alongside some of the greats.
 
 
*Susan Moss for including ‘Aquadesiac’ on your new blazing hot Sultry Summer Spotify playlist.
 
 
*Will Moore included ‘Ka Wai Aloha’ on his new for traveling Commuter Moods Spotify playlist based in the U.K.
 
 
*Susan Moss included ‘Aquadesiac’ on her new blazing hot Sultry Summer Spotify playlist.
 
*Raúl Sanz and Less Records included ‘El Sueño De Repitido’ and ‘Aquadesiac’ on their new Jazz For Humans Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
 
*Agustin Amigo added ‘In Search Of…’ to his beautiful Amor con la guitarra spotify playlist originating out of Spain.
 
*Markus and Anna @Dromedar Music included ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on their rich and sweet Instrumental Music for the Soul Spotify playlist based in Örebro, Sweden.
 
*Less Records and Raúl Sanz included ‘In Search Of…’ on  their expertly curated Indie Acoustic Guitar Spotify playlist originating in Spain.
 
*Carlo Rogall added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his sweet Spaceschneider and Beyond Spotify playlist based in Germany. 
 
*Appreciate ‘In Search Of…’ being added to this calming and cool 🙏Meditation🙏 Spotify playlist.
 
*Innovation of Sound added ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to their Rock Hits🎸 Classic Rock Hits 60’s 70’s 80’s – Modern rock Spotify playlist.
 
*Stoked to have ‘Makani Olu Olu’ included on this deep and peaceful Morning Yoga Spotify playlist.
 
*Jens Hausmann included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his relaxing Guitar and Piano Moods playlist on Spotify originating in Germany.
 
*Matt Harp included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ and ‘In Search Of…’ on his expertly curated Relaxing Acoustic Fingerstyle Music playlist on Spotify. In some great company here.
 
*Tommy Loose included ‘In Search Of…’ on his sublime Beauty playlist on Spotify based in U.K.
 
*Chapman Stick master and composer Andy Salvanos included ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his excellently curated with world-renown  players Weekend Explorer Spotify playlist originating out of Adelaide, Australia. 
 
*Line Munch-Peterson added ‘El Sueño De Repitido’ to her June 2019 – Most Popular Music Collection emanating out of Denmark.
 
*Jürg Kindle spotlighted ’The’ Navigator’ on his new Acoustic Artists Spotify playlist which features the top tracks of great acoustic artists from all around the world.
 
*Alexander Howard Millett added ‘Aquadesiac’ to his new There’s A Mountain Calling playlist on Spotify based in U.K.
 
*Alesandro Moschini included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his relaxing Wellness Spa Music Spotify playlist based in Tuscany, Italy.
 
*Barry McLaughlin added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Acoustic Massage Spotify playlist emanating out of Ontario Canada. 
 
*Jason Caldwell added ‘El Sueno De Repitido’ to his smokin’ New indie Country, Blues and Rock and Roll Of 2019 Spotify playlist.
 
*Sylkie Monoff II added ‘Rapture In The Rain’ to her new Pop And Rock Songs About Rain Spotify playlist originating in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
*Susan Moss included my duet with Graham Nash,  ‘The Navigator’ on her doubly cool Duos, Duets and Trios Spotify playlist.
 
*Jürg Kindle included ‘You Take My Breath Away’ on his Acoustic Hug playlist on Spotify based in Switzerland.
 
*Dimitris Korontzis included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on his beautiful Acoustic guitar (instrumentals-all genres) playlist on Spotify based in Greece. 
 
*Autumn Dawn Leader included my duet with Graham Nash ‘The Navigator’ on her Acoustic Gold and ‘Chilled’ Gems playlist on Spotify originating in  U.K.
 
*Sofia Talvik added ‘El Sueño De Repitido’ to her cool and refreshing Acoustic Forest playlist on Spotify emanating from Sweden. 
 
*Lorenzo Tempesti for added ‘Makani Olu Olu’ to his Music Per Chitarra playlist on spotify created in Udine, Italy.
 
*Stories From The Avenue included ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on their sweet While My Guitar Gently Sings – Beautiful Instrumental Acoustic Guitar playlist on Spotify.
 
*Alexander Howard Millett included ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ and ‘El Sueño De Repitido’ on his Spread The Word Kingdom Come playlist on Spotify.
 
*Alexander Howard Millett added ‘Good To Go’ and ‘In Search Of…’ to his rockin’ We never saw it coming, we never had a clue Spotify playlist.
 
*Heartcallmusic included ‘In Search Of…’ and ‘Makani Olu Olu’ on their rapturous Acoustic Afternoons Spotify playlist.
 
*Agustin Amigo added ‘In Search Of…’ to his sweet and sad Instrumental Melancholic Pearls Spotify playlist.
 
*Chloe Wagenhauser adding ‘Deep Water’ and ‘Could’ve Been Worse’ to her new Up and Coming Acoustic Spotify playlist.
 
*Stories From The Avenue featured ‘On Another Note’ on their cinematic Music For Dreams and Films playlist on Spotify.
 

*Vic Cracknell adds ‘It All Comes Down To Love’ and ‘Is That Asking Too Much’ to his Change The World Spotify playlist.

Two Sides To Every Story CD front cover artwork