ALLAN BENOIT: Tall Tales - Full Sails**************************FLASH***************************** " SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T HELP BUT THINK , THIS GUY IS SO FOR REAL IT'S UNREAL "...................DKA
" A VOICE SO TRUE YOU GOTTA LOVE IT "......JQP 1-03-02
" A STORYTELLER SECOND ONLY TO HARRY CHAPIN , BUT CLOSING IN FAST "............................. STORY TIME TIME
THANK YOU BARRY MCGUIRE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE .
HI GANG , HEY CHECK OUT MY MESSAGE BOARD AT vh1.com DROP ME A LINE OR JUST SAY HELLO , I I CANT WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU ......PEACE AB********************************************************
.............. This CD contains the epic 14 minute adventure " TALE OF THE ALICA CRAIG " let it take you away .........also on this CD is the radio play songs , " MONDAY MORNING BLUES " and " CAJUN WIFE " all 3 songs enjoyed air play in the northeast , southwest parts of the USA , also Canada and Europe......BUY A COPY TODAY AND SEE WHY ...........
A long time ago in a shack long since torn down, came a boy, a five dollar guitar, and a wish that some day people would hear his music.
The boy has grown up and hundreds of songs later, is ready to share his music with the people.
Some of the old gems Allan wrote back then still come back and stir Allan's memories.
One such gem from the early days is MONDAY MORNING BLUES.
Allan decided that everyone should hear this song after prodding from the recording engineer.
The song was almost cut from the CD Allan said, the engineer talked me into leaving it on, so I did, and I'm glad I did because everyone loves it.
Along with this old gem Allan wrote nine more songs for this CD, including the fourteen minute epic adventure TALE OF THE ALICA CRAIG, which took Allan over two months to complete, making sure the story line was just right.
I think I rewrote that one five times before I was happy with it Allan said.
Along with that Allan wrote songs about his past, but as Allan puts it, most of these songs can be about you or me or about the guy or girl next door.
He went on to say life is full of things to write about so I did.
And write he did, songs that everyone can relate to, young or old, boy or girl, makes no difference, they all strike a chord.
Also in the mix of songs, is a song called HEY MR. (BLACK CAT SONG).
A fun song from an experience Allan had at a local night spot.
Seems this guy in the audience didn't like love songs very much, Allan relates the story - I started the second set when this guy sitting in front of me, about ten feet away, told his friends at the table he was sitting at, that all I played was love songs, I really don't know if he knew that I could hear him or if he really cared, Allan went on, his friends told him to pipe down because all the songs were good.
The next song was a Johnny Rivers love song, as soon as I started it Allan said, the guy threw his hands in the air and yelled, see I told you all he sings is love songs.
I almost burst out laughing Allan said, here's this guy getting real itchy in his seat over love songs, so what do I do, I sing another one.
It bothered me alot later because I really do try to play stuff so everyone is happy.
So I sat down and wrote a song for him, to make him happy and HEY MR. was born.
Allan also has a soft side evident in the song SEE WHAT LOVE CAN DO (A WEDDING SONG).
His nephew called and asked him if he would sing a song at his wedding.
Allan of course agreed..... two days later Allan came up with, SEE WHAT LOVE CAN DO.
I try to touch a nerve in people when I write a song, Allan said if one person walks away thinking about what I said, then I'm happy.
Allan's been told by countless people that SEE WHAT LOVE CAN DO will be sung at many weddings over the next few years, to which Allan quipped, I'd like to get fifty cents for every time it's played.
Allan prides himself in writting songs people can relate to, and will not compromise with the story line just to bring the song in under time.
I know you are going to like this CD, you can't help but like it, I guarantee you'll be humming and singing in your heads and out loud some or most of these songs after one or two listens.
After that this CD grows and grows on you so much, the only thing better would be to see Allan Benoit perform live.
You'll find no wall of sound on this CD or at one of his live performances.
Straightforward, true blue, down to earth, simple and clean songs, stories that have meaning, he'll give you something you can understand and take home with you forever.
I just want to sing and make people happy and have a good time.
Well Allan, I for one can tell you, you are and you have.
See what you're missing, buy this CD today, you'll be glad you did. The cover art for this CD was designed by,EVAN W. BENOIT.
Dale Marie 2000
1. Highway Troubadour
2. Make Amends
3. Grandpa Tabacki
4. Tale of the Alica Craig
5. Hey Mr.(Black Cat Song)
6. See What Love Can Do
7. That Ol' Dirt Road
8. Cajun Wife
9. Deliver Me
10. Monday Morning Blues