Canadian Musician based in Winchester, Ontario.
Thanks for popping by! Here’s where you’ll find links to John’s music, e-store, videos, schedules and more!
New Album Now available!
Yes, even though we have been through lockdowns with no ability to play live shows out in the public, John has decided to release a new album! It’s called Paint It All In Blue and features The Fi-Delities as his backing band! The all-acoustic quartet is:
John Allaire – Guitars, vocals, organ, other stuff
Scott Clarke – Banjo
Tim Healy – Upright bass, harmonica, backing vocals
Breeze Smith – Percussion
And very special guest Tessa Bangs on fiddle
The record was recorded in 2019-20 at ScoutCo Productions in Ottawa and is produced by Steve Tevlin and John Allaire.
Ugh. Times are tough in the ol’ entertainment industry. We’re working our way back, but in the meantime, shows are all pretty much online. We hope you tune in and enjoy them! you can catch John’s scheduled online performances at the John Allaire Live Facebook Page !!
All donations for John’s performances and merch purchases are greatly appreciated! Donations are thankfully accepted at the PayPal link below (credit card) or by e-transfer to email@example.com
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Surgeries sideline John until October 2021 – Unfortunately, John has had to undergo surgeries in both hands for advanced carpal tunnel syndrome. While the prognosis over the long term is good, he will be unable to play live until a projected early October.
John Allaire Info
Playing an average of 160+ shows per year around the world, John Allaire is easily one of Canada’s top independent road warriors. He has won many awards, including the American Songwriters’ Association award in Nashville for best songwriter in 2009 and the Toronto Independent Music Award for “best live show” in the same year. Penguin Eggs magazine has called John “the next Canadian music legend” and “a new Neil Young”. His storytelling and quick wit make him a perennial festival favourite and a stalwart club-land institution.
John was a founding member of the ‘80s and ‘90s alt-rock band, The Town Cryers, and has shared the stage with hundreds of popular acts, including The Black Crowes, Wilco, Steve Earle, Snoop Dogg, Three Days Grace, City and Colour, Blue Rodeo, Alejandro Escovedo, David Lindley, Donovan, HooDoo Gurus, BoDeans, Alanis Morrisette, Drive-By Truckers and many more . . .
“…He has the lyrical sense of Dylan, the chops of Neil Young and his backing group reminds me of The Band…” – Mile High Examiner, Denver
“If he goes on like this for a few more years, no shit, he’s on his way to being the next Canadian music legend… You can punch any track at random on this disc and end up with a gem.” –
Barry Hammond – Penguin Eggs
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