"I am in love with Allen Thompson. His sound is desperate; Sometimes the desperation manifests itself in urgency, sometimes it settles down into heartworn melancholy. Influenced by the Steve Earle and Allman Brothers that he heard on his dad's knee, and the Dead, the Band and Velvet Underground that fueled his high school cover bands and bad decisions, and the country he's come back to (Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt and Gram Parsons) he has become a songwriter's songwriter with a solid foundation in music history and sensibility.
The Highway EP, self-produced and released, is a strong collection of roots rock and alt-country that smacks of talent. Anyone who knows anything about music can hear that this boy from Roanoke, VA who is yet to turn twenty-five, is the real thing-perhaps still waiting for his training wheels to come off, but the real thing nonetheless.
From the twangy I Love Her to the hooky Heartache, its immediately apparent that he's not only good, but sellable. He's got a voice and he's smart as hell. Some of the songs he's out playing, too new for the EP, are enough to make you think that Gram Parsons is alive and well."
-Carra Woodham (DJ WQFX Radio Greensboro, NC)