May 23

Paul Allen's Album Drops In August

By caseyholdahl

I don't get much of my music news from the Portland Business Journal, but they come through today with news that team owner Paul Allen and his band, The Underthinkers, have a record entitled "Everywhere At Once" dropping in August.
The co-founder of Microsoft has always loved playing guitar and is quite accomplished, sometimes taking the stage to jam and other times joining his own band, The Underthinkers, at company or private functions.

Allen pushes the envelope with his Jimi Hendrix-style playing and, according to reports, has written most of the music on the new album.

The album is called "Everywhere at Once," and has 13 tracks. Some of the music celebrities joining him are Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Joe Walsh, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Ivan Neville, to name a few. Allen's band is on the album as well.
Ann and Nancy Wilson were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (writing "Barracuda" gets you into the Hall of Fame by itself), Joe Walsh was inducted as a member of The Eagles way back in 1998 (though some would argue his solo work is just as good, if not better) and Ivan Neville is the son of Hall of Fame R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville of The Neville Brothers. The Portland Business Journal fails to mention that Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer herself, is also featured on the album. So, a pretty impressive set of guest artists.

Allen wrote or co-wrote every song on the album, which includes tracks entitled "Down Low," "Six Strings From Hell," "Big Blue Raindrops," and "Divine" which was featured on the "Magic Mike" soundtrack. It's available for pre-sale on Amazon.


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