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An Americana Celebration

Buffalo Ghost,  Jim Widdop
Saturday, January 29th 2022

The Belle And Castle

Jim Widdop, Ash Gray, Mark Allen, Joe Armitage
Sunday, January 30th 2022

New Year UK Tour 2022

1/12/2022 – 2/2/2022
Hope / Sheffield / Derby / High Peak / Aberdeen / Inverness / Shetland Islands / Orkney Islands

Al-N 21st Anniversary Show

4/2/2022
With the original lineup Mark Allen, Rick Tuason, T. David Young, Casey Kinnan, Dave Krause
Nashville, TN

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Happy New Year!

Hoping this finds you & your families all well. I’m gearing up for the start of the 2022 UK Tour next week and look forward to sharing the sights and sounds of this trip with all of you. From the folk music of the Shetland Islands to “Address to a Haggis,” the musical conversation continues… Cheers & see y’all soon.

Let’s celebrate togetherness

Hi Folks … hope you and your family have a great holiday season! Let’s celebrate the togetherness we all share with the ones we hold dear. As we remember the reason for the season whatever your religious perspective, just know that the common bonds we share of love...

Lisa Galvani Show at Lyme Bay Radio

Tune in to my radio interview on the Lisa Galvani Show at Lyme Bay Radio, streaming from the UK. The Lisa Galvani Show LIVE on www.lymebayradio.com  Wednesdays 7pm-9pm (GMT) & Sundays 9am-11am Listen LIVE on https://player.broadcastradio.com/lyme-bay-radio...

About

Mark Allen

Nashville singer-songwriter Mark Allen has been called an alchemist for his ability to transform story into song, and songs into anthems. A natural storyteller and lifelong traveler, Mark’s career as a performer, writer, composer, producer and engineer sets him apart, whether in the pubs of the UK or onstage at the Grand Ole Opry.

Mark distills the complexities of existence into music, the common currency of humanity. His ability to connect with strangers and bond over the shared love of song is unparalleled, making him one of the longest-running headliners of the Gaylord Opryland Resort entertaining international audiences —and hundreds of thousands of people— since 2006.

Brought to Nashville in 1998 to manage the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Mark scored films and released the critically acclaimed “American in the 21st Century” album while a writer/artist at CAL IV Entertainment. He has produced and engineered music of every genre, including Americana, Hip Hop, Celtic, R&B, Jazz, Rock and Country. Now based in the artistic enclave of East Nashville, his production company specializes in sound recording, mixing and audio production of instrumental, vocal and spoken word performances.

Benchmark Productions

Upon founding Benchmark Sound Studios in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, Mark Allen has produced and engineered music of every genre, including Americana, Hip Hop, Celtic, R&B, Jazz, Rock and Country. Representative clients include Lisa Lopez (TLC), Kool Moe Dee, Brother Marquis (2 Live Crew), Derek St. Holmes, Wet Willie, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) and Reckless Johnny Wales.

Now located in the artistic enclave of East Nashville, Benchmark Productions offers private studio space for sound recording, mixing and audio production of instrumental, vocal and spoken word performances.

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