Live Music - Colin Allured
Friday, December 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Colin Allured has a love for writing songs as well as playing the guitar. A classically-trained guitarist and UNC School of the Arts graduate, Colin says “I create my music in service of my family, my planetary brothers and sisters and myself. I want to make it better with music.”
My muse took me to Winston Salem, North Carolina following the dream of being one of the world’s greatest classical guitarists. I had been winning some guitar competitions against some much older competitors and was on a roll. The North Carolina School of the Arts guitar program saw promise in me and with the generosity of the late-great Aaron Shearer I was able to leave home a year early and move to NC to study guitar for my senior year of high school. There was a honey-moon period of intense practice, dedication and spiritual growth. I stayed at NCSA for college. In this school, an almagamation of dancers, musicians, visual artists, actors and film-makers, I met many of my closest friends, and we still share that closeness today. That’s why I still live in Winston Salem. It’s a land of cheap rent, and a great scene of artists cultivating their art and inspiring each other through deep friendship, deep enough to make a grown man cry! It’s what I call Soul Family. Besides, North Carolina is a good state! The mountains and the ocean. Mild climate with the most georgous springs and falls.