From 2008 - 2010 you may have been fortunate to catch a show with me alongside Jason Bladh. He recorded cello on "Tomb" and countless others. He was by my side driving across the country in a beat up, green, conversion van. Playing my first sold out shows and opening for Blink 182 and Yellowcard

You're lucky if someone comes back around, especially as a musician. I'm grateful to be recording and performing with him again after so many years. Picking up where we left off.

To me, cello is one of the most pleasant instruments. It's the perfect companion to the voice and acoustic guitar. Harmonically, It can bring a song to life, encasing that emotion. It heightens so many aspects of a mix.

Nothing was more fitting than to have him play on "Golden" this evening. A song that he has played a hundred times.

Finally documented. Finally realized.


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.