Far West Folk Alliance

Hi from Seattle!

Awesome talents inhabit the 6th and 7th floors of the Hyatt Regency- Bellevue, WA this weekend. Far West Folk Alliance is having their annual conference and Duff Ferguson and I are hosting a private room called "Songs from the Campfire" to showcase top artists. Though it’s rainy and stormy outside, inside around the campfire we are having hot cider and s’mores and really enjoying seeing some fabulous performers drop by. Last night we were treated to some exceptional talent including Avery Hill, Hilary Scott, Scott Cook, Lois Blaisch, Terry Holder, Merlin Snider, Joel Tepp, H2nes and Nancy K Dillon, as well as myself (Allan Frank) and Duff.

Tonight we are even more excited to see intimate firelight performances by: Dan Weber, Phil Ward Live, Walt Dunlop, John Roy Zat, Severin Browne, Aireene Espiritu, Susan Marie Reeves, March to May, Melanie Devaney, and Duff and myself. Wish you could all be  here to enjoy the show. Staying dry in a soggy Seattle…

Allan Frank

Apple Farm Music, Los Angeles

Allan Frank is an accomplished songwriter having written since his teenage years. As a folk musician he traveled and played on the streets of Europe during the late 70’s. Later moving to California he continued his musical pursuits honing his craft through college courses and songwriting classes both in Los Angeles and Nashville including UCLA’s Songwriting Certification Program, NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) and SGA (Songwriters Guild of America) professional workshops. He was selected by two-time Academy Award winning songwriter, Al Kasha, to edit Kasha’s and Joel Hirshorn’s book “How to Write a Hit Song.”

 

In 2001 his song, “Dancing on the Moon” (co-writer Andrew Michael Wyatt) won 1st place for Best Country Song in the 2000 International Unisong Competition. Other awards followed. Most recently his song “Dancing on Wheels” written with German country artist Mike O’Donohue was nominated for the 2015 German Country Music Song of the Year. He has written with top writers in LA and Nashville including Gary Burr and Grammy winner-Chris Tompkins.

 

As an artist, Allan released the album, “The Road So Far” in 2009. The album charted on Euro Americana, Roots Music and Americana Country charts. Allan supported the album touring in Europe 2010 – 2012. Currently he is writing both in Los Angeles and Nashville.