Born in one of America's first suburbs, Levittown, PA, Loretta Allen has gone to extremes to be anything but "typically suburban." On the advice of a friend in the industry, Loretta took to the road with a beat-up old Ovation and a Jetta. She played at gas stations; earning her daily bread and gas money to get to the next town.
In California she realized she'd found her second home; not in L.A., but in the beautiful landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The Redwood forest and the roaring ocean inspired song after song. Now, Loretta has returned to her roots in the Philadelphia area and can be seen and heard at popular east coast venues.
Her sound is smooth, full and melodic with heavy influences from folk music and good ol' rock n roll. Audiences keep coming back for her heart-felt story telling songs and lively performances.