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The Allen Family Reunion @ Home County Music & Art 2012

- July 18th, 2012

Allen Family Reunion

The Allen Family Reunion comprise Joe Allen – banjo & trumpet (left); John P. Allen – fiddle, mandolin, vocals; Julie Allen — bass, vocals; Beverly “Bev” Allen – autoharp, guitar, vocals; & Paul Allen Hickling – guitar, vocals.

JBNBlog will do his best to sort out the family ties in the Allen Family Reunion . . . but make sure you see them at Home County Music & Art fest this weekend. Sunday at noon. They will play some gospel & some Prairie Oyster & it will be sweet.

Joe Allen & Julie Allen are twins . . . pretty sure from my notes, Bev is John’s daughter & Paul is Julie’s son . . . have I got that right? Keeping the autoharp in tune is much easier these days, John P. says, who recalls touring with Bruce Good (& the Good Brothers) back in the day & the autoharp demanding a lot of Bruce’s time before each gig.

JBNBlog likes this photo, taken “very candidly” earlier this year at  the New Sarum Diner. Tasty!