Exclusive Song Premiere: Paul Allen and The Underthinkers — “Healing Hands” Featuring Derek Trucks

August 5th, 2013

Today, GuitarAficionado.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new song by our newest cover star, Paul Allen. The song, “Healing Hands,” is from Everywhere At Once, the major-label debut by Paul Allen and the Underthinkers.

Everywhere At Once is a 13-song program of blues-based guitar rock nuggets, featuring contributions from Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, Ivan Neville and more. It will be released Tuesday, August 6, through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Proceeds from sales of the album will go to fund educational programs at the charitable organization EMP Museum.

More about Everywhere At Once: Allen plays guitar on “Straw Into Gold” (which features Ann and Nancy Wilson), “Six Strings From Hell” (which features Joe Walsh on vocals and slide guitar) and “Pictures Of a Dream.” He also takes the guitar solos on “Down Low” and “Big Blue Raindrops.”

Other guest appearances include Chrissie Hynde singing lead on “Rodeo,” singer/songwriter/guitarist Doyle Bramhall II singing lead on “Cherries Fall” and Ivan Neville sharing vocal duties with Wendy Moten on “Inside Out” and “Restless.” “Inside Out” and “Healing Hands” feature guitar solos by Derek Trucks. David Hidalgo plays guitar on all the tracks except “Straw Into Gold” and “Six Strings From Hell.” All but two tracks on Everywhere At Once were produced by Doyle Bramhall II and Justin Stanley.

Allen wrote or co-wrote every track on Everywhere At Once. “Inside Out” is the lone solo composition. Every other track was co-written with Doyle Bramhall II, Ty Baillie or Underthinkers bandmates John Bohlinger (guitar), Doug Barnett (bass guitar) and Tim Pike (vocals).

For more about Paul Allen and the Underthinkers, check out this excerpt from the new issue of Guitar Aficionado!

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  1. Posted by JJTA800 on August 9th, 2013, 11:05 [Reply]

    What a very beautiful, soul touching song. TY

  2. Posted by Steve jobs on August 11th, 2013, 06:41 [Reply]


  3. Posted by imreoir giotar on August 12th, 2013, 22:48 [Reply]

    well at least he’s not a guitar-god type–so that’s refreshing–may have to give another spin. Still, I’d think a good blues song would be something bad that happened to you and you got through it albeit scabbed and scarred but through it nonetheless and you lived to tell about it. But that’s just me I suppose.

  4. Posted by Alan Johnson on October 18th, 2013, 16:11 [Reply]

    Awesome album! Really enjoy “Pictures of a Dream” and “Six Strings from Hell”.


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