cult country artist Terry Allen touring in support of new LP ‘Just Like Moby Dick’
Texas sculptor and country/folk iconoclast Terry Allen released new album Just Like Moby Dick in January via Paradise of Bachelors. It’s his first album in seven years and was produced by Charlie Sexton, features co-writes with Joe Ely and Dave Alvin, and is another great example of Allen’s witty, thoughtful and distinctly Texan lyrical style. You can listen to that below.
Terry is also the subject of new documentary/concert film Everything For All Reasons which features interviews with Allen, David Byrne, Kiki Smith, Joe Ely and more:
Cult musician and artist Terry Allen is revered by the world’s creative elite, but is far from a household name. Fringe even in the fringe world of artists, musicians, and renegades of the 70’s, Terry’s voice is perhaps just now reaching the audience it deserves. ‘Everything…. For All Reasons’ sheds a comprehensive light on his body of work and life, and is punctuated with songs from a star studded concert at Austin’s Paramount Theater. Almost the antithesis of the Rock N Roll cliché, Allen shares the stage with his wife of 55 years, two sons, and life-long friends. The film includes behind-the-scenes rehearsals and interviews with legendary musicians that collaborate and have been influenced by Terry -David Byrne (Talking Heads), Joe Ely (Flatlanders), Lloyd Maines, Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), and Ryan Bingham. All pieced together to answer the question who the Hell is Terry Allen, and why haven’t you heard of him?
Watch the trailer for Everything For All Reasons below and it’s available to rent on the digital streaming service of your choice.
Backed by his Panhandle Mystery Band (which includes Sexton, Lloyd Maines, Richard Bowden, and Shannon McNally), Terry’s got a few shows lined up this spring: an in-store at Austin, TX’s Waterloo Records on March 18, a Brooklyn show at Pioneer Works on May 21, and a DC show at City Winery on May 23.
Terry Allen – 2020 Tour Dates
March 18: Austin, TX @ GSD&M – Waterloo Records presents an album signing/meet-and-greet, Everything for All Reasons film screening, and performance
May 21: Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works
May 23: Washington, DC @ City Winery