BIT OF HISTORY
Hailing from Southern California Jamie Allensworth fuses rock and soul into a melting pot of true life anthemic stories. Over the last 15 years Allensworth have received great recognition for their contributions to Southern California music taking home awards such as Best Live Band, Best Soul and R&B band, Best Acoustic Band, and Best Jam band from the "Orange County Music Awards" which recognizes artists from Hollywood to San Diego Ca.
Diving deeply into the soul tradition of James Brown, Ottis Redding, and Curtis Mayfield, Jamie Allensworth pays tribute with his own flavor alike current acts such as Alabama Shakes, Michael Kiwanuka, and Tame Impala all the while staying true to his unique craft of songwriting.
Known to captivate and move any audience, this band thrives on showmanship through infectious rhythms, clever word play, and soulful grooves. Allensworth’s live show has generated a buzz both in the states and abroad, playing venues and festivals from the U.S to Australia. Jamie Allensworth has opened for funk pioneers such as James Brown, Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Maceo Parker, and Roger and Zapp. He has also shared the stage with musical greats Prince, Stevie Wonder, George Clinton Alice Russell, and Little Dragon.
IN THE WORKS
An Albums worth from Allensworth.
“No song should last much more than two minutes” was the initial idea for Allensworths new album. The southern California soul quintet is due to release “Albumsworth” the 25th of January 2019. The whole record was recorded in 3 late nights sessions at Lovestreet Studios on the Gold Coast. The two minute rule stood true for a few tracks but others had to evolve into extended versions because they were just too good to cut short.
Jamie Allensworth’s songwriting pulls from his life and observations; his heartache and joy. Sometimes it’s groovy, other times he’s vulnerable and sincere.
With new ventures, collaborations, and a baby girl, Songster Jamie Allensworth has kept busy documenting it all. The album paints a summertime mural, coloring the audible spectrum with anthems of love, debauchery, and new life.