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Allan Thomas "It All Comes Down to Love"
It All Comes Down to Love
  • Performed By: Allan Thomas
  • Album: Deep Water
  • Album UPC: 884501622141
  • Album ID: allanthomas4
  • Label: Black Bamboo Recordings
  • CD Baby Account: CDB00041054
  • CD Baby Track ID: 8886199
  • ISRC: USKSL1100011
  • Released: 10/17/11

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If you like the music of Sting, Van Morrison, CSN, Donald Fagen, and Steely Dan, you will love Allan Thomas. Rock, Blues, Jazz, it's all here in spades. Twelve original songs covering themes from love, and the economy to an ode homegrown vegetable garden.

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Making good a promise of releasing at least one album of original material each decade we give you ‘Deep Water’. Recorded with the generous help of twenty-one stellar musicians playing at top form. You'll find songs ranging in territory from ‘The Longest Ride’ – a tribute to fallen surfer Andy Irons, to ‘The Downturn’ - a tongue-in-cheek take on the current state of economic mayhem. The record also features several character-driven compositions, among them ‘Other Than That’ - a vocal and drums only litany on the worst aspects of some people we all know, set to a late ’50′s jazz groove, and the wizened and weary pot smuggler confessional of the searing rock-blues 'Monkey Business'. Several aspects of the romantic side of things are covered, including a first-time studio rendering of the 1979 AT classic ‘Fall In Love Too Easy’, and a ballad that sums it all up in ‘It All Comes Down To Love’.

Besides the usual stellar cast of AT backing musicians, the record features such luminaries as David Crosby and Graham Nash, plus members of the Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, James Taylor, Van Morrison, CSN and Yellowjackets bands. The album contains 12 songs that span time from as recent as the summer of 2011 - to the ode to a vegetable garden 'Homegrown', written in 1976.


Produced by Allan Thomas


Allan Thomas - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, percussion, koto, sitar, pads, bells, tabla, tambura

David Crosby & Graham Nash - backing vocals ≈ The Longest Ride

Anjela Rose - backing vocals ≈ Deep Water, It All Comes Down To Love

Caz West - backing vocals ≈ Homegrown

Michael Ruff - piano, fender rhodes, accordion, organ, clavinet, wurlitzer electric piano

James Raymond - acoustic piano ≈ The Longest Ride

Bryan Kessler - electric guitar ≈ The Longest Ride, Fall In Love Too Easy, The Gift. backing vocals ≈ The Gift

Ken Emerson - slide guitar ≈ Boyish Man

Jeff Richman - electric lead & rhythm guitar ≈ Soldier Of Misfortune

Kirk Smart - Telecaster electric guitar ≈ Homegrown. bottleneck slide guitar, lap steel ≈ Monkey Business.

Sylvain Carton - tenor sax ≈ The Gift, It All Comes Down To Love

Judd Miller - EVI muted trumpet, glass pads ≈ Deep Water. chromatic harmonica & brass pads ≈ Boyish Man

JP Allen - harmonica ≈ Monkey Business

Jimmy Johnson - bass ≈ Deep Water, The Longest Ride, Homegrown, Soldier Of Misfortune, Boyish Man, It All Comes Down To Love

James "Hutch" Hutchinson - bass ≈ Everything Happens For A Reason, Fall in Love Too Easy, The Gift

Rick Rosas - bass ≈ Monkey Business

Cliff Hugo - bass ≈ The Downturn

Trey Thompson - bowed upright bass ≈ Homegrown

William Kennedy - drums ≈ The Longest Ride, Fall In Love Too Easy, Boyish Man, It All Comes Down To Love

Joel Taylor - drums ≈ Deep Water, Everything Happens For A Reason, Homegrown, Soldier Of Misfortune, Other Than That

Rick Shlosser - drums ≈ The Gift, The Downturn, Monkey Business



Mixed by Mike Shipley and Brian Wohlgemuth at the Living Room, Los Angeles CA.

Mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters, Memphis Tenn.

Photography ≈ Jim Shea

Graphic art ≈ Frank and Audrey Gauna

Recorded by Allan Thomas, Stephen Barncard, Ron Pendragon, Paul Tavenner, Dave Russell, John Prpich, Richard Bosworth, Chris West, Ken Basman, Michael Ruff, Joel Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, Judd Miller, James Raymond, Cliff Hugo.

All songs by Allan Thomas © 2011 Black Bamboo Music - BMI

The Gift by AT & Randy Handley ≈ Randy Handley Music - BMI

Soldier Of Misfortune by AT & Bryan Kessler ≈ Bryan Kessler Music - ASCAP


The songs:

1 - Deep Water
2 - Everything Happens For A Reason
3 - The Longest Ride
4 - Fall In Love Too Easy
5 - Homegrown
6 - Soldier Of Misfortune
7 - The Gift
8 - Boyish Man
9 - The Downturn
10 - Monkey Business
11 - It All Comes Down To Love
12 - Other Than That



1 - Deep Water - 5:26

Allan Thomas- vocals, acoustic guitar, tambura, ghost pad, rmx rhodes
Anjela Rose - backing vocals
Michael Ruff - piano, organ, fender rhodes
Judd Miller - glass pads, muted trumpet
Jimmy Johnson - fretless bass
Joel Taylor - drums


2 - Everything Happens For a Reason - 5:07

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric guitars, koto, percussion, pads
Michael Ruff - accordion, piano
James "Hutch" Hutchinson - bass
Joel Taylor - drums


3 - The Longest Ride - 5:03

Allan Thomas - vocals, nylon string electric, tabla, Tibetan temple bells
David Crosby & Graham Nash - backing vocals
Bryan Kessler - electric guitar
James Raymond - acoustic piano
Jimmy Johnson - bass
William Kennedy - drums


4 - Fall In Love Too easy - 4:48

Allan Thomas - vocals, acoustic guitar
Bryan Kessler - electric guitars
Michael Ruff - piano
James "Hutch" Hutchinson - fender precision & washburn acoustic fretless bass
William Kennedy - drums


5 - Homegrown - 3:35

Allan Thomas - vocals, acoustic guitar, wind chimes
Caz West - backing vocals
Kirk Smart - telecaster electric guitar
Michael Ruff - organ
Jimmy Johnson - upright bass
Trey Thompson - bowed upright bass
Joel Taylor - drums


6 - Soldier Of Misfortune - 5:18

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric rhythm guitar, percussion
Jeff Richman - lead & rhythm guitar
Michael Ruff - piano, organ
Jimmy Johnson - bass
Joel Taylor - drums


7 - The Gift - 5:29

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric rhythm guitar, percussion
Bryan Kessler - lead & rhythm electric guitar, backing vocals
Sylvain Carton - tenor sax
Michael Ruff - piano, organ
James "Hutch" Hutchinson - bass
Rick Shlosser - drums


8 - Boyish Man - 6:09

Allan Thomas - Sadowsky nylon electric guitar, sitar, dholak, duff, clay pot, bell
Ken Emerson - fender slide guitar
Michael Ruff - fender rhodes piano, organ
Jimmy Johnson - bass
William Kennedy - drums


9 - The Downturn - 5:11

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric guitars
Michael Ruff - clavinet
Cliff Hugo - bass
Rick Shlosser - drums


10 - Monkey Business - 5:07

Allan Thomas - vocals, electric rhythm guitar
Kirk Smart - lap steel, bottleneck slide guitar
JP Allen - harmonica
Rick Rosas - bass
Rick Shlosser - drums


11 - It All Comes Down To Love - 5:33

Allan Thomas- vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion, triangle
Anjela Rose - backing vocals
Sylvain Carton - tenor sax
Michael Ruff - piano, pads
Jimmy Johnson - fretless bass
William Kennedy - drums


12 - Other Than That - 4:28

Allan Thomas - vocals
Joel Taylor - drums



A very special thanks to all the exceptional musicians on these tracks for your outstanding contributions. I'm honored, humbled, and positively jubilant over the fruits of our collaborations.

With gratitude to Mike Shipley and Brian Wohlgemuth for shaping the vision, and then some.

Much obliged to David Crosby & Graham Nash for taking the time, and for bringing your singular harmonic magic to 'The Longest Ride'.

Mahalo: Stephen Barncard, Ron Pendragon, Frank and Audrey Gauna, Ursula Lamberson, Eric Bronstein, Hedi Salzberg, John Ferry, Terry Tico, Bill Gillette, Margaret & Richard Gill, Annette & Alan Bronstein, Stephen Connella, Peter Holmstedt, Cynthia Riedel, Thomas Silaghy, Roberta & Gordon Haas, Jackie Robinson, Quartetto Desueto, LH, AnnMarie Hamilton, Phil Bonde, Franz, Karlos Detreaux, Carr amplifiers, Collings & Sadowsky guitars and John Pearse Strings.
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