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Bluesy Alt Country

  • Date: 09/06/2023 08:00 PM
  • Bracebridge Hall Town of, 17 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, ON, Canada (Map)



David James Allen’s third solo record The Architect tells

almost a decade’s worth of stories that touch on

politics, making music, love, and the journey he took to

take control of his life. Ranging from bluesy alt-country

to easy sounding folk and country songs, The Architect

was largely recorded live off the floor at Catherine

North Studios in Hamilton, Ontario. Co-produced by

Allen and William D. Crann [Mappe Of, The Trews,

Iskew], there’s a warmth to its sound that mirrors the

community that Allen hopes listeners find in the album.

“Wonderful sounds that hearken to that same creative bag [of]

Nilsson and to later John Lennon [DJA’s music] ... is not steeped

in current indie tropes, [it’s] music that [has] earnest

wonderfully askew poetry delivered with a voice that has it’s

own unique persona..” – American Pancake (U.S.A)

“[When The Demons Come is] a stone cold brilliant album that

absolutely should not become a tiny footnote of, in this case,

Canada and Toronto’s (and even broader) music history.”– 9/10 -

The Spill Magazine (CANADA)

“[When The Demons Come is] ... is a tour de force exploration of

love, loss, religion and spirituality... Full of emotional highs and

lows, that will not leave the listener unmoved.” – The Great Dark