Thanks for visiting my page where I hope you will support my new cd project. I have been particularly inspired lately with songwriting and have a list of new songs which I would like to get on a cd to share! I am working on the recording with some fantastic local musicians, including Jon Butcher who will be producing, and joining me playing will be:
David Brown - dobro
Dave Mattacks - drums
Wolf Ginandes - bass
Tom West - piano
Matt Leavenworth - fiddle
They are such a wonderful and talented group to work with. You may have heard some of the new songs which I have played out at shows- about life, surfers, the beach, or maybe the one that I wrote in memory of my good friend Kay Ellis... I think there will be a great mix of songs on the new cd and hope that you offer your support to help me make it happen!

Download 1 song from the new cd
Download 2 songs from the new cd
Get a signed early copy of the new cd, hot off the presses!
Signed copy of new cd plus a signed copy of one of Allen's previous releases
Music Sail on Schooner Lannon with Allen & Friends Date to be Determined (plus one cd)
Get a private hour-long lesson with Allen on Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, or Songwriting! Date to be Determined (plus 1 cd)
5 Tickets - Exclusive CD release party Date to be Determined (plus 5 cds)
10 tickets to the exclusive cd release party, Date to be Determined (plus 10 cds)
Have a concert in your home (or a place of your choice) with Allen and Friends! Date to be Determined
Got a suggestion for a perk you would like from Allen? Feel free to run it by us!!!
Checks can be mailed to:
Allen Estes
2 Mt Pleasant Way
Gloucester, MA 01930

. . . all checks will get the same perks as listed in the levels above
Above are different levels of support that are similar to the Kickstarter campaign that we had in November, which didn't get funded because the goal wasn't met. Kickstarter, Indigogo and GoFundMe all take a significant portion of the proceeds - 10% off the top - and we thought that a donation campaign simply using Paypal who will charge about 3% or direct donations via check where no funds are deducted would put those funds into the recording rather than the pocket of the big online crowdfunding sites. We hope you will agree!

A portion of the funds for this CD will be donated to the Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship. The song, "Humble Queen of the Harbor," was written in memory of Kay Ellis, who, with her husband Tom, built the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon 1997. There have been many years of, as Tom puts it, "sailing in circles in Gloucester Harbor," and many music sails that Allen has been a part of. The music sails were Kay's idea! Kay's passing in 2016 left a big hole in the waterfront community.  Several months after her passing, the scholarship fund in her name was established to benefit students of the Tourism and Hospitality fields. An annual 'Sunset Sail and Party on the Dock' has raised funds for the scholarship and since then 6 scholarships of $3000 each have been awarded to date.