Playing an average of 140+ shows per year around the world, John Allaire is easily one of Canada’s top independent road warriors. He has won many awards, including the American Songwriters’ Association award in Nashville for “best lyricist” in 2009 and the Toronto Independent Music Award for “best live show” in the same year, along with the CBC’s Top Independent Video in Canada award. Penguin Eggs magazine has called John “the next Canadian music legend” and “a new Neil Young”. His storytelling and quick wit make him a perennial festival favourite and a stalwart club-land institution.
John was a founding member of the ‘80s-‘90s alt-rock band, The Town Cryers, and has shared the stage with hundreds of popular acts, including The Black Crowes, Snoop Dogg, Steve Earle, Three Days Grace, City and Colour, Blue Rodeo, Alejandro Escovedo, David Lindley, Donovan, HooDoo Gurus, BoDeans, Alanis Morrisette, Drive-By Truckers and many more.
John Allaire will be giving half of his merchandise proceeds to CHEO.