This solo album represents a culmination of the musical journey he
has been on since his days playing on the lanes and seashore of
Petty Harbour. It has allowed him to explore the furthest reaches of
his imagination and creativity, and while much of it began in his
own basement studio, he ended up recording all over the world,
as new ideas and friends came to the musical party and never
Alan has reached into his past and future in search of new
collaborators. Canadian stars likee Colin James , Hawkesley
Workman and Jim Cuddy are joined by Nashville pros Troy Verges
and Kelly Archer, while long time collaborator Gordie Sampson
helped write and record some of the albums finest material.
Friends from the movie and TV worlds, Russell Crowe & Mike Post,
helped out as well, co-writing and recording with Alan.
“Boy On Bridge” gave Alan a chance to delve into his love of
country music and more classic rock and roll sounds. Sampson &
Verges helped create the modern country of “I’ve Seen A Little”,
while Nashville up and comer Ryan Tyndall co-wrote “My Day”.
The blues shouter “Testify” was co-written with Russell Crowe and
subsequently recorded with guitar hero Colin James in
Vancouver. “Norther Plains” features two famous collaborators-
written and produced by Hawkesley Workman, it features the
inimitable Jim Cuddy on background vocals. Alan went to Los
Angeles to work with his friend Mike Post, the musical wizard
behind countless soundtracks, and among other fine moments,
these sessions produced the heartfelt “The Rules Will All Be
“Boy On Bridge” could be seen as a departure for Alan but it’s also
very much of a continuation of his own musical traditions. The
album is both a labour of love and a major artistic statement.
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