In case some of you have not heard of Joey Allcorn, don't wait another minute to become acquainted with this up-and-coming, extremely talented artist. At 27 years old, Allcorn has already been recording and playing real country music for ten years. His sound reflects country's golden age when steel guitar and fiddle were still the signature sound of the genre, and when the lyrics actually moved its listeners. Allcorn does those old school cheatin-heart-honky-tonk-blues for fans that long for the real deal. So, even though he dons the cowboy hat and suit garb that Opry stars sported in the 1950s, Allcorn channels his wide variety of musical influences to ensure that his take on the Drifting Cowboys is up-to-date and original.
"50 Years Too Late" was released on October 3rd, 2006. This was Joey's first studio release and was highly anticipated by fans who had traded bootlegs in the years prior to it's release. The album featured musicians Donnie Herron (BR5-49/Bob Dylan), Andy Gibson (Hank III, Bob Wayne), and guitar virtuoso Johnny Hiland. Guest vocal performances were made by Hank Williams III and gothic-country band "Those Poor Bastards." Upon it's release, Joey and his band embarked on a five week east coast tour.
2008 will see the release of Joey's second studio album entitled "A Good Time In Huntsville." The album is scheduled for a March release and features legendary steel guitar player Don Helms with one of the most in demand Nashville studio musicians today, guitarist Johnny Hiland. The album is the first in a series of albums Allcorn will release this year. With the ever changing music industry, Joey is changing the way he releases his music. Instead of the traditional 12 track CD every 12-18 months, Joey will be releasing a 5 track EP every 3-4 months. This way there is more music, more often.