Microsoft Co-Founder Releasing Album with Derek Trucks, Joe Walsh, David Hidalgo and More
A number of acclaimed musicians like Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks, Chrissie Hynde, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Ivan Neville and Doyle Bramhall II will appear on Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s debut album, Everywhere At Once. Allen, who is also one of the richest men in the world, recorded the album with his band, The Undertakers, but also got some help from the artists above.
A rock songwriter and guitarist since his teens, Allen plays electric guitar on “Straw Into Gold” (which features Ann and Nancy Wilson), “Six Strings From Hell” (which features Joe Walsh on vocals and slide guitar), and “Pictures Of a Dream.” He also takes the guitar solos on “Down Low” and “Big Blue Raindrops.”
Other guest appearances include Chrissie Hynde singing lead on “Rodeo,” singer/songwriter/guitarist Doyle Bramhall II singing lead on “Cherries Fall,” and Ivan Neville sharing vocal duties with Wendy Moten on “Inside Out” and “Restless.” “Inside Out” and “Healing Hands” feature guitar solos by Derek Trucks. David Hidalgo plays guitar on all the tracks except “Straw Into Gold” and “Six Strings From Hell.” All but two tracks on Everywhere At Once were produced by Doyle Bramhall II and Justin Stanley. Allen also wrote or co-qrote every track on Everywhere at Once.
The album will be released on August 6 via Legacy Records, and all of the proceeds will go to the charitable organization EMP Music.