Live Music - Colin Allured
Friday, August 31, 2018
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.”
Listen to his music here.
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.