If there’s one thing that 76-year-old Lou Allen has taught us, it’s that age is just a number when it comes to pursuing your passion. This multi-talented entertainer has been captivating audiences with his unique blend of music, comedy, and ventriloquism for over four decades, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Born and raised in the heart of Portland, Oregon, Lou Allen’s love for music began at an early age, listening and singing along with records by legends like Nat King Cole, Sam Cook, Jackie Wilson, and Fats Domino. His talent as a singer and his natural ability to make people laugh were evident from a young age, but it wasn’t until he discovered the art of ventriloquism that he truly found his calling.
Inspired by the likes of Hoody Doody and Edgar Bergman, Lou Allen practiced the art of ventriloquism by talking without moving his mouth. And it wasn’t long before he realized that this was the missing piece of the puzzle that would make him a truly unique entertainer. After watching Jeff Durham perform, Lou decided to pursue ventriloquism professionally, and the rest is history.
But Lou Allen’s talents don’t stop there. In the early 1980s, he began performing comedy routines on the West Coast, including at San Francisco’s Punch Line, LA’s Comedy Store, and Seattle’s Underground Connection. His performances were met with rousing applause, and it’s not hard to see why. Lou’s infectious energy, quick wit, and impeccable timing had audiences in stitches, and he quickly became a crowd favorite.
And now, at the age of 76, Lou has added another feather to his cap – songwriting. His recent release, “On The Go Man,” is a testament to his unwavering dedication to expanding his craft and exploring new avenues of creativity. This upbeat blend of country-blues music has been receiving rave reviews, and it’s not hard to see why. Lou’s smooth vocals and catchy melodies are a delight to the ears, and his lyrics are filled with wit and humor that will have you tapping your feet and singing along in no time.
“On The Go Man,” is a gutsy and raw song that captures Lou Allen voice at its best. Lou can still inject a lot of energy into a song and he has the ability to be most captivating about it too. What makes the particular track stand out is the clean and closely mic’ed recording. Guitar and piano notes are both rich and razor sharp, while the vocals sit neatly and dominate in the middle. This song demands to be played loudly, over and over again.
What sets Lou Allen apart from other entertainers is his ability to seamlessly blend music, comedy, and ventriloquism. Whether he’s singing a song, cracking a joke, or engaging in a hilarious conversation, It’s clear that Lou has a knack of captivating audiences and leaving them wanting more, in any number of engaging ways.
In a world where ageism is rampant and many people feel like their dreams are out of reach, Lou Allen serves as a shining example that it’s never too late to pursue your passion. His infectious enthusiasm and unwavering dedication to his craft are an inspiration to us all, and his performances are a true delight. So if you’re looking for a night of laughter, raw gritty music, and pure entertainment, look no further than the one and only Lou Allen.
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