David James Allen
Distinctive, wide-ranging and soul stirring vision.
With his debut solo album, Toronto-based singer/songwriter David James Allen establishes himself as a bona fide roots music auteur, transporting us to a place that to our modern perceptions will seem uncomfortably foreign, or conversely, all too real. Listeners previously heard flashes of Allen's brilliance in his previous work with the Barrie, Ontario collective Stonetrotter, but on When The Demons Come he takes full command in bridging his wide-ranging country, folk, blues and gospel influences. To call When The Demons Comea labour of love is an understatement. By any measure, When The Demons Come is a special work of art, and a powerful introduction to one of Canada’s vital new musical voices.