With influences ranging from Tom Petty to Jimmy Eat World, John Allred has been making music under the moniker "Allred" since 2004. Originally from West Hartford, Connecticut, John found a new audience in Provo, Utah. A prolific songwriter with 7 full length records under his belt. Over 100,000 records sold independently worldwide and surpassing 500,000 song streams. Touring extensively throughout the US and internationally as far as China.
Opening for such notable acts as:
Augustana, Ben Folds, Blink 182, Collective Soul, Dashboard Confessional, Imagine Dragons, Jason Reeves, Matt Nathanson, Neon Trees, Parachute, The Rocket Summer, Relient K, Secondhand Serenade, Taking Back Sunday, Third Eye Blind, and Yellowcard.
"None of this would have been possible without an incredibly supportive fan base. People truly make a difference when they share the videos, come to shows, listen on Spotify and download from an artist on iTunes."
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Summer 2015 (So Far)
City of Salt with my favorite band.
This is my 11th Summer living in Utah. If you didn't know, I'm still around, still performing, and still making music. In fact, I’m still living dreams from whence I first stepped off the plane in 2004.
My 21 year old self is freaking out. Copeland came back this year after a 4 year hiatus. Luckily we got to bring them back to Utah in style.
Rarely does a band stick around to watch openers. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed Aaron Marsh standing 20 feet away, watching our entire set.
He told me “You write a good song" "your voice is spot on”. These remarks were shamelessly and speechlessly taken to heart. Sharing this moment with 100+ friends & family made this one of the greatest nights of my life.
Urban Lounge (one of my favorite rooms in Salt Lake) top notch sound and responsive crowd.
The Fire of San Jorge.(Jazzy’s) Bringing the band on the road, playing our first time in cities and bringing the music from “Forest Eyes” to life has been a trip. You know you're having a good time when It's 104 degrees, and you don't even notice.
Returning Home. Aaron and I enjoyed opening for Brumby and National Parks at Velour in Provo. This place just feels so good to play. It’s a treasure you will not find ANYWHERE ELSE. Corey Fox and Kaniesha Johnson have created something truly unique and special. I'm lucky enough to have performed there the last 8 years. What talent Provo holds.
Magic hour in The Mountains. I saw a side of Logan I've never seen. We performed a killer set with Joshua James & Kit Fox. The most beautiful backdrop you can imagine. Sometimes the scenery here in Utah doesn’t even look real. I think I might stick around these parts for a while.
OH MY GOD
3.07.2015 / Live at Velour - Provo, UT