Man in the Photograph
Joel Lindsey moved to Pittsburgh, PA from London, England for the love of a woman. Jim had moved from Buffalo, NY for the love of engineering. They both shared a desire to create good, listenable, meaningful music. Joel's original songs, rhythmic guitar playing, and powerful voice met Jim's bass lines and harmonies to create the basis of their vocally driven acoustic sound. The duo worked together on arrangements and styles, and agonized over who and what was needed to complete their sound. As fate would have it, they found themselves driving to their first radio appearance, without a band name, down a curiously-named road in Pittsburgh. And thus, Boulevard of the Allies began. From hand drums to drum kit, fiddle to alto sax, distorted guitar to distorted mandolin, the duo found talented, like minded musicians (the "Allies") to provide the needed melodies, rhythms, and chords to complete the sound. They spent three years gigging, writing, recording, and obsessing with their musical allies. In May 2010, they released their first CD, 'Man in the Photograph' at Pittsburgh's notorious Club Cafe, and later that month at The Comedy Pub in London's Leicester Square. The album is the culmination of all of their effort. It is also their first step down the road that paved itself back in 2007 - a road named Boulevard of the Allies.