|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||country singer-songwriter alt-country americana texas seen live lubbock usa american cool heroes texan cowhat fav terry allen|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs lyrics lyrics VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
7 May 1943, Wichita, Kansas, USA. A sculptor, multimedia artist and songwriter, this gravel-voiced artist has remained an enigmatic figure during an erratic recording career. Nevertheless, Allens sardonic wit and strong feeling for his roots have led him to produce many memorable songs.
Despite living in California for many years, Allen is more often associated with the new country movement in Texas. Many listeners first became aware of him when his New Delhi Freight Train was covered by Little Feat on their 1977 recording Time Loves A Hero. Allen had already recorded Juarez (which Little Feats Lowell George was at one point going to produce), utilizing the talents of Peter Kaukonen and Greg Douglas; four of its songs were covered by Peter Rowan. Two of the albums finest songs surfaced several years later on Allens Bloodlines. In the interim, he and his Panhandle Mystery Band produced 1979s double...