Take a look at Allen Thompson's record collection, and you'll see names like the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, the Black Crowes, and the Band -- groups that feel more like musical communities than straightforward rock bands.
The same sense of community anchors the Allen Thompson Band, a rootsy outfit from Nashville, TN. Thompson's country-soul vocals and earthy, literate songwrit
ing may anchor the group's latest album, "Salvation in the Ground," but this isn't a solo project. It's collaboration between all six members.