Scar Is Born
What do you do if you\'re a veteran rock\'n\'roll singer/songwriter/guitarist/bassist/drummer and coventional wisdom says maybe it\'s time to give up the dream and move on with your life? If you\'re Donnie Allen, you keep playing, you keep writing, you keep singing your heart out. On his 3rd CD, \'A Scar Is Born,\' Donnie Allen stares down his demons and let's loose with passionate lyrics that fuse hard-earned observations of life and love with hooky melodies and fiery, melodic guitar and bass playing. Although he plays virtually all the instruments on this set of 19 songs, Allen captures the sound and feel of a live band in a way that only someone with years of live performances under his belt can do. And his lyrics explore age-old themes that everyone from teens to old heads can relate to - the anger, pain, regret, and resignation over missed opportunities, wrong moves or moves never made at all, words left unspoken, love that obsesses, self-doubt that paralyzes. All against a backdrop of rockin\' tunes that bring those lyrics to life and make them unforgettable. Sometimes a scar can be a badge of honor...