Welcome to Allagash's web site.
This web site showcases the music of Allagash
featuring: John Guadagni, Jon
Jelleyman, and John Spreier.
It also features pictures and video performances
of Allagash. Allagash has released eight albums
to date including: Live at Gullivers, Live at the Rustic Well, Live at Lupo's Heartbreak
Hotel, Cover Boys, Hello Again, The Last Gig - First Set, The Last Gig - Second Set, and The Last Gig - Third Set.
In the autumn of
1983 an Englishman named Jon Jelleyman arrived to
the shores of Rhode Island just in time to
astound all with his guitar pyrotechnics, skank
& bubble, soulful vocals, frightfully funky
bass, impressive songwriting, and expert
engineering. Guadagni, Jelleyman, and Spreier formed
a band named Allagash. Jelleyman became a musical
mentor for Guadagni and Spreier
leading them on a musical trip to Jamaica for
reggae with frequent syncopated stops in Great
Britain for roots rock. It was essentially a
musical Zen philosophy. The absence of sound in
music was taught to be the most important of all.
Rhythm is made up of the spaces between the
notes. It is the sound of one hand clapping that
allows one to appreciate the sound of two hands
clapping in time. Jelleyman joined Maasai in
1984. Guadagni and Spreier becames
the audio engineers for Maasai's live
performances. Guadagni and
Jelleyman joined the Wilson Blue and the Blue
Roots Reggae Band in 1985. Blue proved to be more
efficient at getting gigs so the band split up.
Their last performance was at The Rustic
Well in Smithfield, R.I. on March 3, 1986.
Click on the links above and to
the right to see the CDs, look at the pictures,
read the lyrics, hear the songs, view the videos,
and surf the links to the world wide web.
Take Me to the
Cry - Heaven's Smile)
I Don't Want to
Wait In Vain
My Love is You
Mix Up, Mix Up
Walking The Dog
Click on the links above to download
the songs encoded as WMA (Windows Media
Unlike other websites, Barnyard Sounds always provides the entire song (not just clips) encoded in Windows Media Audio format (WMA) for your listening pleasure. In addition to
the music we also provide the lyrics and the graphics for
the CD. Barnyard Sounds believes
internet is the radio
of the 21st
Century and that
listening to music on the web should be free. If you would like to
own the CDs,
you can pay for them. Click
purchase Allagash's CDs.