Studio vs. Live performance has been a touchy subject over the years. A common thing fans say is "You're much better live, than on the record". Since 2004, With each new release, I've tried to overcome that. 

Attempting to capture that on stage presence and feel. In the past, I've had to play it safe in the studio. Singing to save my voice for the next song. There was only so much time. Making records is expensive. There's a budget. I had to stick to it.  There were limitations. 

That is no longer the case. Signing to a label has finally given me the opportunity to take the time to get it right. There's no rush. Taking one song at a time. Averaging 15 to 20 takes per song. I've found, once you sing it through 6 or 7 times, you start to warm up to it. Thats what it's like to play an hour set and in the midst of it, be in "the pocket" as it were. Thats where the magic happens. Thats how you capture those live moments. This time around, I haven't been afraid to push myself either.

One major difference, is that I have a day job. Heading over to the studio after an 8 hour work day is quite a change from before. They've been really long days. But, luckily I'm a night person. My voice thrives in the evening.

Interesting Fact: Almost every "Allred" record I've tracked vocals during the day. 


5 days total just on main vocals. That's never happened to me before. One more song to go and I'm finally going to be able to do something I've dreamed of for over a decade. Everything feels new and It's an amazing time to be alive.

John Allred

With influences like Bob Dylan and Jimmy Eat World, John Allred has been making music under the moniker "Allred" since the Summer of 2004. Originally from Connecticut, John found a new audience in Utah. A prolific songwriter with 7 full length records under his belt. Over 100,000 records sold independently worldwide and 500,000 song streams. He has toured extensively throughout the US and internationally as far as China. Opening for such notable acts as: Alex Goot, 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.