Friday, May 30, 2014

Allan Goodman remembered

I received sad news earlier this week that singer-songwriter Allan Goodman had passed away on May 21, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

Allan Goodman, wearing Angel red, recently lost his battle with cancer
I met Allan back when I was writing the local music column Orange Pop that appeared on Fridays in the Show section of The Orange County Register. He was a terrific songwriter and frontman and opened for acclaimed artists including Nils Lofgren, Loudon Wainwright III and Marcus Eaton.

I had not spoken to Allan since summer 2006 (around the time of the release his outstanding self-titled 4-song EP), but his music was deeply affecting and his wide-ranging skills at writing and delivering sterling songs will make sure his legacy endures. You can read a powerful full-length remembrance penned by Drew Kennedy here.

Buy his album Days With You on Amazon here

Watch Goodman and his great 4-member band perform his uplifting Americana rocker "Miles From Anywhere" below:

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