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Everything Changes but the Rodeo

by Chris Allen

Produced by Don Dixon (REM, Smithereens), an intense rock album driven by acoustic guitars, with ballads as raw as the rockers.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. It's Too Late to Cry
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2. Words On a Page
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3. Summer Never Came
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4. Waiting On the Night to Come
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5. You Gotta Run
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6. Second Life Starts
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7. Only One First Love
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8. Lucero
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9. Dead Letter
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10. Carrington
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Chris Allen-ACETATE
“If you miss the straight talking side of Jeff Tweedy…you’ll want to get to know Chris Allen.” Bud Scopa, Paste Magazine
Chris Allen is an acclaimed songwriter from Cleveland, OH, and front man for
the alt-rocking band Rosavelt. Said producer Don Dixon to the Plain Dealer about Allen, "Chris Allen is the most underrated songwriter in the country. People like Jeff Tweedy and Ryan Adams ought to be hiding outside his house going through the trash for his cast off material. Allen has a laser eye."
His newest solo album is entitled Everything Changes But the Rodeo. The 10 song album was again produced by Don Dixon (REM, Smithereens, James McMurtry) in a cabin in upstate New York over 4 days.
Recorded mostly live, the album is an acoustic driven rock album with ballads such as “Summer Never Came” hitting as hard as rockers such as “Only One First Love.”
From 2006 to present Allen has released a total of 4 solo albums. Allen is also the founder of the all-original holiday band the Ohio City Singers, who will be releasing their 3rd album this Christmas Season. He has penned over 50 songs for the band over the course of their career and they are a local favorite around Northeast Ohio’s Holiday Season.
In addition, he is the co-founder of the rowdy Irish band The Boys From The County Hell, who pack bars in Northeast Ohio and have traveled to Vegas and as far as Thailand.
Allen’s tours as a solo artist and with Rosavalt and songwriter Tim Easton have taken him across the United States many times over, touring Alaska 4 times and to Europe.
For more information
Carp and Bones Music
3901 W. 224th St.
Cleveland, OH 44126
(216) 736-8601

Words about Chris Allen and ACETATE:

“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, quoted in Cleveland’s Plain Dealer

“Former front-man for alt-country band Rosavelt, Chris Allen emerges with his third solo album as a highly skilled songwriter and distinctive vocalist. He mastered the difficult task of merging memorable melodies and thoughtful lyrics that often read like short three-minute novels. Typical is I Don’t Live Here Anymore, a mid-tempo yarn full of angst and attitude with an easy-going rhythm that has you humming along to the strident lyrics.” Maverick Magazine-UK
“If you miss the straight talking side of Jeff Tweedy…you’ll want to get to know Chris Allen.” Bud Scopa, Paste Magazine

"This record is his best ever. Every song is notable. I absolutely can't stop listening to it... I'm not kidding..." Marti Jones

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

“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

“Spend some time with Acetate (his third solo album), and you'll realize that it's one of Allen's most intricately woven records, a deep, personal, and yes, complex work that demands your attention. In a way, Acetate is his first album as a serious "artist" entering his studio-as-playground period.” Michael Galluci, Scene Magazine

“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

“In an ideal world, Allen’s Late Great Singer (from Carp and Bones) would rule radio stations nationwide.” No Depression

Voted “Best Songwriter”, Cleveland’s Scene Magazine, 2007


Solo works
Everything Changes But the Rodeo (2014)
ACETATE (2010)
Things Unbroken (2008)
Goodbye Girl and the Big Apple Circus (2006)
One of Scene Magazine’s “Albums of the Year” for 2006’s Goodbye Girl and the Big Apple Circus.

The Last Ten Days (SPRING 2012)
Goodbye Rollercoaster (2005)
The Story of Gasoline (2004)
Transistor Blues (1999)
Carp and Bones (1997)

The Ohio City Singers (All original Christmas songs)
A Town Called Christmas (2013)
Snow Days (2011)
Holiday House Party (2009)
Love and Hope (2008)

The Lonesome Stars
Motorbikes, Radios and Dancehalls (2006)

The Bedroom Legends (Punk rock)
Desperate for Cool (2005)

Two Doors Down
The Necessary Conversation (1992)
A Day’s Work (1990)

Chris Allen songs covered by other artists:
Don Dixon and the Jump Rabbits, “Perfect Girl”
Tim Easton, co-written song “Half a Day”
Anne E. DeChant, co-written album “Pop the Star”
Bluesman Walkin’ Cane co-written albums, Murder of a Blues Singer,
706 Union Ave., Radio Café, and a new album set for release in 2014.



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