Chris Allen

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.”
His band Rosavelt garnered much local and national acclaim in the late 90’s with their 4 releases, including the Sony Red Eye national release of The Story of Gasoline which received 4 stars in Paste Magazine. From 2006 to present Allen has also released 4 solo albums, including the latest Everything Changes But the Rodeo (2014), available on vinyl, CD and all digital outlets.DAS
The album was produced by Don Dixon (REM, Smithereens), it was recorded in upstate New York and features Tom Prebish (Rosavelt/The Ohio City Singers) on bass and Mark Stepro (Ben Kweller/Jakob Dylan/Gavin DeGraw/Keith Urban) on drums.
Allen is also the founder of the all-original holiday band the Ohio City Singers, co-founder of the rowdy Irish band The Boys From The County Hell, and has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively as a guitarist for renowned singer-songwriter Tim Easton.
He co-wrote the 2014 Walkin’ Cane album One Heart Walkin’ that was nominated for the 2015 Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards for “Best New Artist Album.” Allen’s current touring band the Guilty Hearts features: Tom Prebish (Bass), Fred Perez-Stable (Drums), and Al Moss (Pedal Steel).

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