Bio

Lance Allen

Lance Allen is an award winning fingerstyle guitarist, composer, and teacher.  Native of Kentucky, Lance learned the ropes of playing guitar. Many of his early influences were Metallica, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, and Dave Matthews.

Lance began teaching guitar in high school, and then continuing with some private students in college as well.

Not long after graduating Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in recording music and small business, Lance took on a full time job at a local music store where he got a full schedule of students. There he also managed the small business and also started a successful eBay store.

In 2008, Lance was inducted in the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame, located in Powderly KY. His induction was considered for his continuing the art of thumb style guitar by performing and teaching.  Not long after his induction, Lance competed in his first international guitar contest in Winfield, KS where he place a very difficult 4th place.

Companies such Takamine Guitars, Bose, and Gretsch guitars, have used Lance to endorse there products and promote them.

Lance is also a contributing music writer to TN Crossroads, a famous PBS program.

Continuing to teach in his office and using Skype, Lance offers a unique personality and a friendly business atmosphere where people can learn the guitar, bass, ukulele, and mandolin.

LANCE ALLEN BAND

YOUTUBE

MYSPACE

FACEBOOK

“Lance with his beloved Takamine Guitar, Mojo”

More Stuff on Me

Contributions

2015 Hit the 3 million mark on youtube.com/guitarlancer

Product demonstrating for DonnerDeal Pedals

Recorded custom Theme for Voipalia cell phone company in Spain.

2014- Started successful Fiverr business where I record tracks for people on a budget. Fiverr.com/guitarlancer

Recorded with Phil Keaggy, Melody Maker

Recorded Us Together Album 2013 Produce by Richard Smith

Tennessee Crossroads Television- NPT and PBS

Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine -Issue  62,67,70

Acoustic Guitar Magazine-August 2008

Melbay’s guitar sessions publication April 07, May 09

Richard Smith’s Radio Hour 98.9 Nashville, TN

Vision 4 Up In Gloryland featured guitarist

Mr. Guitar Magazine Reviews

Top 5 Thumbpicking Championship 2007

Runner Up in Big Phat Band Jam Contest

Millions of video views on you tube

Member of New Vision Baptist Church
-Volunteer Guitarist, leader

4th Place at International guitar contest, Winfield, KS Walnut Valley Festival

2nd Place at International Thumbpicking contest in Muhlenburg KY.

Inducted to the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame

Musicians On Call
 Volunteer- 2011

Takamine Artist and product promoter, clinician

Volunteer Private instructor at W.O. Smith School of Music in Nashville, TN.

2011 Joined Legacy Learning Systems song lessons for Gibson.com and more!

RESUME

Started teaching guitar in 1997 at church and in homes.

-Performed weekly at local church youth group in Winchester, Ky.

1997-Earned Eagle Scout Award

1998-Eastern Kentucky University

         -Focus in Environmental Sciences

1999-Worship guitarist for Eagle Rock Ministries.

          Lexington , KY

2000-Middle Tennessee State University

        -Majored in Recording Music Science (RIM)

        -Minor Small business Management and

         Entreprenuership

2001-Guitarist for Chris Young (Nashville Star Winner and RCA Recording artist)

2001-2010 Jonathan Fletcher Music

        -Salesman and part-time guitar instructor

        -Became assistant manager, full time teacher, and internet e-commerce specialist

2005-Composed and arranged tracks for Martingale Project, “Christmas Peace”

2006-Completed 1st cd project, “Sometimes in Life”

2008-Traveled to England to give fingerstyle guitar workshops and concerts

2008-Completed Album number 2, “Naturally”

2008-Became Gretsch Artist for Gretsch Guitars

2011-Started business Lance Allen Studio

2011- Toured with Blaine Larsen (Sony, RCA recording artist)

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