13 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen has made his love of music no secret, as anyone who's set foot in Seattle's Experience Music Project Museum can attest. Proceeds from this album will go toward educational programs at the museum. Allen's debut album shouldn't come as a surprise, only that it's taken him this long to get around to it. The songs are generally blues-based rock 'n' roll tunes with plenty of room for guitar solos and classic rock moves that any hardcore fan of early 1970s blues-rock would find comforting. Blues-rock guitar players, in particular, have plenty to check out. In fact, despite a decent list of known guests —  Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart for "Straw Into Gold," Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders on "Rodeo" and Joe Walsh of the James Gang and the Eagles for "Six Strings from Hell" — the real star moments are with the guitars, whether it be Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall or Allen and his Underthinkers. Allen's career earned him access, but he taught himself the music.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen has made his love of music no secret, as anyone who's set foot in Seattle's Experience Music Project Museum can attest. Proceeds from this album will go toward educational programs at the museum. Allen's debut album shouldn't come as a surprise, only that it's taken him this long to get around to it. The songs are generally blues-based rock 'n' roll tunes with plenty of room for guitar solos and classic rock moves that any hardcore fan of early 1970s blues-rock would find comforting. Blues-rock guitar players, in particular, have plenty to check out. In fact, despite a decent list of known guests —  Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart for "Straw Into Gold," Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders on "Rodeo" and Joe Walsh of the James Gang and the Eagles for "Six Strings from Hell" — the real star moments are with the guitars, whether it be Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall or Allen and his Underthinkers. Allen's career earned him access, but he taught himself the music.

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About Paul Allen and The Underthinkers

Paul G. Allen was born on January 21, 1953 in Seattle, Washington. At a young age, he was proficient on violin but at 16 he picked up the electric guitar after seeing a Jimi Hendrix concert. By 1975 he had co-founded Microsoft, staying with the company until 1983. In the following decades he went on to become a leading philanthropist, founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc, the owner of several pro sports teams, and a musician who jammed with Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy, Robbie Robertson, Derek Trucks, and Ron Wood, to name a few. In 2013 Allen released his first blues rock album with his band the UnderThinkers. Everywhere at Once was issued on Sony Legacy and included guest appearances by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Ivan Neville. Allen announced that all proceeds from the album would go toward educational programs at his Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. ~ Al Campbell

  • ORIGIN
    Seattle, WA
  • GENRE
    Pop
  • FORMED
    January 21, 1953

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