Memphis is known for Justin Timberlake and Elvis primarily. It should be known as the home of rock and the home of the Blues, because it is, but that’s a different story and it’s one that finally gets a new chapter. Vince Allen is a 15 year old guitar player from Memphis. His influence is obvious (look at his shirt), but he has modern influences from Gary Clark Jr. to Fantastic Negrito who he patterned his first release after. After hearing the Fantastic Negrito EP Vince wanted to make a 5 song EP that actually spoke to being a better person. He also noticed that Gary Clark Jr. had an EP, so he finalized the release of an all instrumental EP that captures every aspect of Memphis music. The release has a touch of the blues, which leads to rock music and is underscored with heavy bass accents that is a homage to the Memphis rap scene. An album that is not easy to classify is the result and a new guitar player makes a great splash onto the scene.
His first visual from the project shows a ride through Memphis and feels like the backing track from a Beastie Boys album:
From the website: The first visual from the 15 year old Memphis guitar player shows a trip through the city. World Famous Beale Street, Beale Street Landing, The Pyramid and Riverfront, Gibson Guitar Factory, the Hard Rock and BB King’s clubs are seen in the video as well as the Soulsville Mural and Stax Academy and Museum.
Vince Allen played guitar, bass, and electronic organ on the album and wrote and arranged all music. Beats developed with CBP Music using Studio One.
From the album: The Vince Allen Project Volume 1
Artist: Vince Allen
CBP Music Label
Genre: Rock, Hip-Hop Instrumental
Available on iTunes, Amazon and streaming services:
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