John Allair has been playing keyboards in rock & roll bands for almost 70 years, starting in the 50s. Huey Lewis calls him "The Godfather of Marin County rock", while Van Morrison, who has continued to employ him for nearly 50 years says “Nobody plays organ like that”. Heavily influenced by Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B, he also plays his hands in Boogie Woogie, Jazz, Classical, and of course Rock & Roll - all represented on this eclectic album. It features the local hit, "High Place (In Your Mind)" along with originals "Detoxify" and "Dadio" among the 24 cuts with Bonus Tracks from throughout his career.
Includes Bonus DVD of seven highlighted songs from concert video.
Van Morrison "Nobody plays organ like that"
Elvin Bishop "If I played piano I'd like to play like John"
Mark Isham "The best B3 player I've ever heard"
Huey Lewis "The godfather of rock in Marin County"
Phil Lesh “John Allair is a master of all styles, and swings like mad, to boot.”
Dec. 3 / Rancho Nicasio w/ Trio (5 to 8 PM)