Guitarific Happenings

Hey Everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog. Thanks for all the CD purchasing and tabs as well. Much appreciated!

A few weeks ago I competed in the Indiana State Fingerstyle guitar competition.  It was certainly stiff competition. Roger Hardin from Murfreesboro sure can play and beat all of us, taking 1st place and winning the very nice O.C. Bear guitar built by luthier Clint Bear.

David Youngman was also awesome. He took 2nd place by playing beautiful arrangements of hymns.

3rd place was picked up by Eric Lugosch.

I was a runner up with my friend Jimmy Deheno. So I was in the top 5 out of 30 or so great fingerstyle guitarist.

It was a lot of fun and I recommend it to anyone aspiring to be a better fingerstyle guitarist. Enter competition.


I taught several workshops there on Sunday and had a really good handful of interested students. It was a blast.

My new cd is doing really well. I have hard copies now if anyone wants one. You can also get them on iTunes and what not. I’m really honored that Phil Keaggy joined in on one of my tunes called Blue Ireland. It turned out really great.


You all know I’m a big fan of my Takamine guitars and all I’ve done for them. Because I’ve gotten to know some folks at KMC music, owned/managed by Fender,  Ovation guitars has approached me to do some consulting and work for them as well. Soon you’ll see me sporting a new Ovation and helping that brand get the word out. You can check them out at


Lessons are going great! Now that school has started, the summer slow down is ending. I’m glad to get back in routine. Now even more excited to see my son enter school for the first time. I’m really excited that he’s going to an Art’s Academy and that he’ll be introduced to music and art from other sources. Hopefully he’ll be inspired!

Boy number 2, Lucas, will be here shortly stay tuned…  🙂 I’ve already written a tune for him.


I’m still trying to teach in all 50 states using skype. Here’s what I have left. If you know anyone living in these states interested in guitar, I’d be glad to teach them a lesson.

I need Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Delaware, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.. I’m getting so close to meeting my little goal I set 2 years ago. I kinda got a little lazy, but the desire is still there so maybe you can help out.

As always, don’t forget to create a Lance Allen pandora radio station.

Thanks for following me and have a great weekend!