Allen Finney

Singer, song writer, guitarist, harmonica player

Picture Window – New album release 30 September 2021!

Allen Finney is an American born, multitalented musician, based in Sweden. Steeped in the roots traditions of American folk, rock, country, blues, and jazz, Allen Finney emerges with a unique expression in his own musical style.

Allen Finney performing at the Larry’s Corner, Stockholm. Photo by Philomèn Grandin

In the early 80s Allen Finney did solo, warm up act for J.J. Cale at the Olympia, Dire Straits at the old Roman Theatre in Orange, France, Canned Heat in Biarritz, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Weather Report and others. He also had a song, in French, on the Top 40, “Les Champs de Beton.”

Read Allen’s story in his own words! Link to new page

Allen Finney has a huge song book and has during his years in Sweden released a number of albums. He received the 2002 Stockholm Blues Förening Janne Rosenqvist stipendium and in 2019 he received the first Sven Zetterberg minnespris.

Allen Finney was also a good friend with Izzy Young, both living in Stockholm, Sweden, and Izzy invited Allen frequently to set up shows at his Folklore Centrum.

The Last Concert – Photo by Markus Adler
A moment in Izzy Young’s studio in Stockholm

Picture Window, release date 30 September 2021, is the result of a collaboration with the Swedish musician and producer Robert Ivansson. It’s their third album together and the completion of a triologi. Previous albums are In a Blue Frame (2020) and Salt Breeze with Kites (2018).

Discography
  • New release September 2021! Picture Window – digital services/CD, 2021
  • In a Blue Frame – digital services/CD, 2020
  • Salt Breeze with Kites – digital services/CD, 2018
  • Fogetto, with “Allen Finney Combo” – CD, 2013
  • Allen Finney and EBB, with Eric’s Blues Band – Spotify/CD, 2006
  • Laying My Monkey Down, with “Fat City Blues” – CD, 1999
  • All That Blues from Sweden vol 2, (with Fat City Blues) – CD, 1998
  • Fat City Blues (Live At Kaos) – CD, 1994
  • All That Blues from Sweden vol 1 – CD, 1993
  • Bon Temps, with “Sneaky Pete’s” – LP, 1990
  • Allen Finney Solo – CD, 2012
  • Les Champs de Beton/Les Larmes Bleues – 45 rpm single, 1980

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