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We've added videos of the COVID compliant Scott Allen house band. The band occasionally records music videos in a lovely casita in Riverside, California.  The band members get along well with each other even if they don't always agree.

On December 29, 2021 I gave myself the challenge to write, arrange and record and entirely new song in one day.  The video below is the result - so it is a little rough, but it is a first draft demo of a new song in all it's unpolished glory.  The song is called "I'll Take More Time."
And here is the downloadable finished studio version  of "I'll Take More Time" for your listening pleasure (?!) Click on the small green text below for the mp3 file:

Playing Doctor (2019)

Playing Doctor is the newest album from Scott Allen.  

In the immortal words of the late Neil Innes, “Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve suffered for my music, and now it’s your turn.”

The album begins with an instrumental fragment, the kind of musical note taking I do when an idea floats into my head (in this case the little rhythm guitar riff) and I rush to capture it on an iPhone or laptop.  In the case of “My Spell,” a very young daughter Kari follows me, and of course, she doesn’t stop talking.  As I hastily record the idea, she provocatively asks “How is than an idea?”  But as I keep playing, she starts to add her own musical vocal riff, drawn under the spell of the musical idea.


I will confess that at this age, I write almost entirely for myself.  But Kari’s innocent transformation from curious listener to fellow performer and composer in a few seconds is really what every musical magician hopes to conjure.

Scott Allen is a Southern California based singer/songwriter.  
Playing Doctor (2019)
The files below are free for personal use (any other use requires permission).  To play, simply click on the text.  To download from a Mac "Control-click" the file..  On Windows, right-click, then select "Save Target As" then "Save"
The Evidence (2005)
New Africa Road (1996)