‘Naturally’ is the sophomore effort of young Lance Allen, who was born and raised in Kentucky. In 2008, the year this record was made, he was inducted into the International Thumbpickers Hall of Fame in Muhlenberg, KY and he continues in the proud tradition of Kentucky thumbpicking.
Lance started playing guitar at a very early age. His father would show him things and he knew very quickly that he needed lessons. So he took lessons from a local guitar teacher and began to learn rock and roll tunes from Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, and many others. After a move to Ohio, and a new teacher, Lance began to develop great guitar technique under the guidance of Jimmy Felts, who introduced Lance to fingerstyle guitar.
Lance has made two solo acoustic guitar albums, Sometimes in Life and Naturally. He has also written for numerous publications including MelBay’s guitar sessions, Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, and Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He can be heard in the US on PBS on programming such as Tennessee Crossroads on Nashville Public Television.