Hit the honky tonk circuit in his native Southern California at the seasoned age of 12. Playing in and out of the smoky, sweaty bars with his dad's band led Allan to follow in his father's footsteps and start his own band. When Allan returned to those same honky tonks with his own combo, the sound was true Bakersfield country, with roots from: Merle Haggard, Buck Owen, and the rest. Ruthless', Allan's new album and his most commanding work ever, tells the story of the move of the Nashville country business - often as confusing as it has been successful - from the 1990s to right now, when it hums along silently, smack in the middle of what industry folks call The Streaming Era. Simple nostalgia is the last thing on the album's mind. To arrive at this rocking, swinging, loud, subtle, funny, sad, tricky, and sizzling suite of thirteen songs, Allan has refused to rush: He has afforded himself what probably is, certainly as the 2020s have unfolded, today's supreme luxury: time.