The original Allen Family reunion was formed in 1980 with Jane, Joe, Julie and John P. Allen. They brought their family sound of beautiful bluegrass music to many festivals in the early ’80s. Today, the band has reunited blending three of the original members with their children: John’s daughter Beverly, and Julie’s son Paul — the sixth generation of Allens on the family farm west of London, Ontario.
John P. Allen is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame group Prairie Oyster, and has played with a long list of Canadian music icons over the past 40 years. John plays fiddle and mandolin. His brother Joe is a red-hot banjo player and has performed for many years across North America as an outstanding trumpet player. Joe’s twin sister Julie plays the stand-up bass and is an integral part of the vocal harmonies. Beverly plays the autoharp and shares the lead vocals with her cousin Paul on rhythm guitar. This family band is sure to leave you with a smile and a sweet sound in your ear.