Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.


My name is Jonathan. I come from a long line of musicians. My grandfather is legendary bluegrass picker Herbert "Lucky" Allen (Chet Atkins, Nat Turner, Mid Day Merry Go Round). My father was also a touring musician. Music became my passion at a VERY early age. I started taking band in the 4th grade (trumpet, baritone, tuba) and got sucked in by an awesome teacher. I found my passion for double bass (upright) early on. Hearing Victor Wooten for the first time greatly changed my perception of what a self sustaining instrument bass could be, leading me to pick up the electric at age 12. I was eager to learn and got lucky enough to have many teachers that cared. I started branching out to 6 string guitar and writing songs at age 14. You may have seen me playing with regional acts, including (but not limited to) A Hero Remains, Dalton Gray and Texville, Face All Fears, Receive The Arsonist, Sentinel Concept, and The Jonny Monster Band. You can currently catch me around Knoxville with my band This Ends Now. I've toured the USA coast to coast and have played well over 300 shows. Now I'm a family man who prefers to keep things closer to home. I have a BA in Musical Performance, and I teach music independently by giving guitar, vocal, and bass lessons daily. I'm looking for other high level musicians to jam/ gig with. I want to write the best songs possible, regardless of genre. I believe music should have NO LABELS and NO BOUNDARIES. If you are interested in jamming, taking lessons, or booking me for studio work, shoot me a message at one of the links below. My strong points are improv, my slapping technique, a keen ear, and excellent sight reading abilities.

You can email me at ya hoo. My screen name is jonallen1985.
Or shoot me a text at eight six five- three eight two- seven eight three zero

Screen name:
Member since:
Mar 05 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week


Music of choice: Rock, Funk, and Soul
Favorite Band(s): Circa Survive, Alabama Shakes, Tower Of Power, Emarosa, The Avett Brothers, The Band, Fleetwood Mac, Vulfpeck
Favorite Artists: Otis Redding, Rick James, Elton John, Tom Petty, Sam Smith, Stevie Wonder
Favorite Songwriter(s): Carol King, Dallas Green, Sondre Lerche, Steven Jenkins, Garth Brooks, Ace Enders
Favorite Bassists- James Jamerson, Bobby Vega, Joe Dart, Bob Babbitt, Marcus Miller
Favorite Guitarists- Misha Mansoor, Joe Walsh, Lindsey Buckingham, Jon Ghomm, Paul Gilbert
Favorite Drummers- Levon Helm, Matt Halpern, Aaron Gillespie, Chad Sexton, Don Henley
Favorite Songs- I Want You Back- Jackson 5, Everywhere- Fleetwood Mac, Wait For The Moment- Vulfpeck, Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder, Somebody Else's Guy- Jocelyn Brown, Gravity- John Mayer
Favorite Albums: Emotionalism- The Avett Brothers, Damn The Torpedoes- Tom Petty, Sgt. Pepper- Beatles, Pet Sounds- The Beach Boys, Relativity- Emarosa, The Brown Album- The Band, Iowa- Slipknot, Blood Sugar Sex Magic- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Comfort Music: All 90's Country, 80's Dance, and Easy Listening

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Upright bass:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:
Rhythm Guitar:


Custom '72 Fender Jazz Bass Reissue (pictured above).
Ibanez SR506 with Bartolini pickups
Gallien Kreuger Goldline 500
Eden DX 4X10
DR Fat Beam strings
Martin DX1
Fender CD60CE
Mitchell M300

I also have a small home studio that serves my recording needs.