Wednesday, September 20, 2017

21st Annual Singer/Songwriters for St. Jude


Saturday, September 30, 2017
The Stem and Stein
10871 County Line Road #B
Madison, AL 35758

Singers/Songwriters for St Jude was started in 1996 by performing songwriter Del McGee in an effort to help children affected by childhood cancer. Come enjoy a terrific show with some terrific talent. You won't be disappointed in the performances. We ask you to donate generously to this cause. Donate HERE. All donations go directly to St. Jude and are tax deductible. The songwriters donate their time and talent for this worthy cause.


Set 1: 3PM - 5PM
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Set 2: 5PM - 7PM

Set 3: 7PM - 9PM

Set 4: 9PM - 11PM
Enjoy great food and beverages served by the friendly staff at Stem and Stein. The concert is held on their patio where you can relax with friends at a tables or comfortable lounges. In addition to being entertained there will be silent auctions to help raise funds for St. Jude. Autographed albums, songwriting sessions with the pros and more exciting things to bid on.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Introducing Mike Allen




We live in a time where there aren’t many real things left. It’s a world of man-made islands, factory farming, social media instead of social interaction...and prepackaged music that is as disposable as yesterday’s newspaper. For some, that’s fine. For others, there still has to be an honesty to what they do.

Armed with an acoustic guitar and a list of songs that tell of love found and lost, old outlaws seeking redemption, gamblers, wild women, obsession, jealousy...stories of desolation and hope dealt with through heartbreak and humor. Stories delivered in a way that people can find pieces of themselves in.


Mike’s music is real, pure and honest, whether he is singing and writing about a love gone wrong, finding a new one, or the pitfalls of everyday life and many different life situations, one thing is for sure, everyone will love Mike's songs. You only have to listen to his warm, tender voice, influenced by great Texas performing songwriters like Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Bruce Robison Rodney Crowell, Hayes Carll and many others, to know this is pure, honest music from the heart.

It is the personal connection found in his songs that Mike strives for. There was one particular case that touched him deeply. A woman waiting for a heart transplant wrote of a song about a crippled rodeo cowboy seeking something to believe in, “Mike, ‘Live For Today’ is a great song!”

Since becoming a professional musician at 16 in 1976, Mike has called the road home for most of his life. He has a strong background as a lead guitarist in Blues, Southern Rock, Country and Country Rock, performing with, or opening for, many top billed acts such as BB King, Albert Collins, SRV, Johnny Rodriguez, Gene Watson, Toby Keith, The Dixie Chicks ... but its the song that drives him. Mike had his first song recorded in 1984, Whiskey and Tears, and has been an ASCAP writer and publisher since 2001. Mike has 4 CD's out, Good For Something released in 2000, A Mile Of Bad Track in 2014, Pieces Of Me in 2016.

Get acquainted with Mike Allen on ReverbNation, Facebook,  Mikes Website, and YouTube.

Watch for release of  Mike's lastest
CD "Texas Soul" March 1, 2017.  Check it out here!