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Born 1956 in Houston, Texas, he started playing guitar at the age of 8 and soon discovered the Blues when he was about 12 or 13. At that time Alan never thought about making a living playing guitar. While listening a lot to B.B. King, Albert Collins and Freddie King on the radio, he always thought he'd become an artist. And his artistic talents were not lost because in 1996 he did the graphics for his album "Wishing well" on his own.
It was in the early 70's - Alan was about 16 - when he was standing at the crossroads and had to choose his way. He made up his mind and hit the road of Blues ... and he "knew that there was no turning back."
Alan's first professional effort started in the late 70's when he joined the "Texas Boogie Band" and soon became the front man and leader of the band. The bass was played by none other than former Johnny Winter's sideman Tommy Shannon, who later reached fame as part of Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Double Trouble". The "Texas Boogie Band" got lot of radio play and became the house band at the Texas Opry House.
After moving to Austin in the early 80's, Alan formed his band "Alan Haynes and the Stepchildren" and recorded his first EP, "Seventh Son". With him on board was the legendary Uncle John Turner, who, like Tommy Shannon, had also been playing with Johnny Winter for years. Another legend can be heard on "Seventh Son": Bobby Blue Bland's guitarist Wayne Bennett, with whom Alan became good friends. So Alan went on to perform some shows together with Wayne Bennett and Bobby Bland. (http://www.alan-haynes.com)
01 - Anything For You 02:59
02 - Sick And Tired 02:48
03 - Sunny 03:57
04 - Seventh Son 03:23
05 - Mother Earth 05:20
06 - Stevie's Shuffle 03:34
Gamble for more Alan Haynes & The Stepchildren