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Warren Bodle & Allen: Bio

ABOUT THE BAND: We've been making music together for over 30 years now, playing clubs, restaurants, concerts, parties and festivals throughout North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia. Here in the Triad, we've been a "regular" act at establishments like Sammy's, Huck's, Ragin' Cajun, Central Station, and Crocodile's, as well as numerous (and still jammin’) city street festivals and celebrations. We've been featured performers with Greensboro's "Music For A Sunday Evening In The Park" series and Burlington’s “Sunset Rhythms” series for the past nine years, and we've opened for name acts like The Kingston Trio and Judy Collins.

We're a three-voice, seven-instrument band. Louis Allen, a Greensboro attorney, plays mandolin, bass guitar and harmonica. Rob Bodle, a Greensboro advertising creative director, plays guitar and banjo. John Warren, a psychologist from Winston-Salem, plays guitar, dobro and harmonica. We tend to switch around on lead vocals and instruments to keep things interesting.

Our music is a combination of tasty bluegrass and contemporary folk-rock and country-rock tunes. We do lots of original material, as well as songs by artists like Dan Fogelberg, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Loggins & Messina, Poco, James Taylor, and Paul Simon. Our sound is acoustic, with emphasis on tight harmonies and clean picking. It's all dynamic, good-feeling music that appeals to a wide range of ages and tastes.

Our first CD, "Signatures," was released in January, 1995, and our second, all-original-tunes CD "Coming Up A Storm" was released in 2000. Our third CD - "The Ocracoke Sessions" - was released June 1, 2010, just in time for our performance at the Ocrafolk Festival. All are available at CDBaby online, and at our live shows.

NEED A BAND? In addition to concerts and festivals, we frequently play for private parties, house concerts, corporate picnics and promotional events (our middle name is 'pig-picking'). To find out more, click the CONTACT button. And if you know a venue that we'd be perfect for, please let us (or them) know!