Article in GuitareXtreme Magazine (click to view larger image):
Review of Cameron’s album on ProgNaut.com:
“In my six year tenure as a staff reviewer at Prognaut I’ve been exposed to a multitude of talented independent artists who might otherwise have escaped my notice… Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Cameron Allen is the perfect example of an obscure independent artist who can match his contemporaries note-for-note, while interjecting a few blistering laser light-speed arpeggios between each note.
On his 2012 release “Between The Lines”, Cameron Allen displays all the flare, technique, and fretboard gymnastics of contemporaries like Allan Holdsworth, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Tony MacAlpine, Greg Howe, Pat Metheny, Vinnie Moore, and jazz great Russ Freemen of The Rippingtons…
Cameron Allen combines a patchwork quilt of sonic textures to the seven instrumental tracks on “Between The Lines”, incorporating elements of rock, prog, jazz fusion, funk and classical. The hodge-podge of musical influences from his past helped to shape the multi-textured compositions keeping the music fresh and free of ‘instrumental guitar rock’ cliches that plague similar styled albums..
The music is recommended for fans of high octane instrumental guitar-driven ‘rock n’ roll’ fusion.”
Reviewed by Joseph Shingler on August 21st, 2012
(original URL: http://prognaut.com/reviews/cameron-allen.html)
Review of the ProgDay 2011 performance (taken from “ProgDay 2011 Remembered”):
“The Cameron Allen Trio turned out to be a pleasant surprise… the three young guys in this band played a fantastic brand of jazz power trio fusion that was flashy and yet tasteful and melodic. I heard at least one person compare the guitarist to Allan Holdsworth, which is what I had been thinking as well. Great stuff…”