Terry Allen

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Terry AllenTerry Allen (Wichita, 7 maggio 1943) è un cantante e musicista statunitense del genere country e più precisamente outlaw country, è anche pittore ed artista concettuale..

Vive a Santa Fe, nel New Mexico.

Figlio di Fletcher Mason ("Sled") Allen (23 agosto 1886 - 16 ottobre 1959), ex giocatore di baseball e allenatorenella Texas League [1], è cresciuto a Lubbock, Texas, dove ha frequentato la Monterey High School [2]. Con lui frequentarono la stessa scuola anche i musicisti Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore e Joe Ely.

Dopo gli studi in architettura e un B.F.A. ottenuto dal Chouinard Art Institute di Los Angeles intraprese la carriera di artista, ottenendo tre National Endowment for the Arts (finanziamenti da parte di un programma statunitense per l'incoraggiamento agli artisti eccellenti) e un premio della Guggenheim Fellowship.

La sua opera Trees [3] è installata nel capus della University of California San Diego come parte della Collezione Stuart. I suoi lavori sono stati esposti anche alla galleria di L.A. Louver in Venice, California.

Terry Allen oggi espone presso la Gallery Paule Anglim di San Francisco, CA, e ha opere nelle collezioni di diversi musei internazionali, incluso il MOMA di New York, il Detroit Institute of Arts, il Nelson/Atkins Museum di Kansas City, il San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, il New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, l’Espace Lyonnais d'Art Contemporain, lo Houston Museum of Fine Arts, il San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, il Dallas Museum of Art, e il Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Terry Allen ha registrato otto album tra il 1979 e il 2004, e ha collaborato con David Byrne alla colonna sonora per il film di Byrne True Stories. Secondo Allmusic.com, il suo album del 1979 "Lubbock (On Everything)" è considerato il miglior album countri mai prodotto.

Il suo album Human Remains contiene la canzone Galleria dele armi dedicata alla sciagura del treno 8017 avvenuta a Balvano (PZ).

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Terry Allen (b. May 7, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas) is a country music singer in the outlaw country genre, painter, and conceptual artist from Lubbock, Texas, and living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His father was Fletcher Mason ("Sled") Allen (b. August 23, 1886 in West Plains, Missouri, d. October 16, 1959 in Lubbock, Texas) a pitcher in 1910 for the St. Louis Browns who continued his career as a player-manger in the Texas League [1].

He attended Monterey High School [2] in Lubbock, Texas. His contemporaries at Monterey High School included Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Jo Harvey Allen and Jo Carol Pierce. Trained as an architect, he received a B.F.A. from the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. His art has been supported by three NEA grants and a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. His work Trees [3] (the music, literary and third trees) is installed on the campus of the University of California San Diego as part of the Stuart Collection. His artwork has been featured at the L.A. Louver art gallery in Venice, California.

Terry Allen is represented by Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco, CA. His works are represented in the collections of many international museums including the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Nelson/Atkins Museum in Kansas City, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, l’Espace Lyonnais d'Art Contemporain, Musee Saint Pierre, Lyon, France, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

Terry Allen recorded eight albums during the years 1979 to 2004 and collaborated with David Byrne on the soundtrack for Byrne's movie True Stories. Allen's music is far from traditional. A quote attributed to Allen states: "People tell me it's country music, and I ask, 'Which country?'" Allmusic.com calls his 1979 release, Lubbock (On Everything), "one of the finest country albums of all time" and a progenitor of the alt-country movement.

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