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Allen Baltzer

Berwick, PA [Prog Rock, Hard Rock, Rock]

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Allen E. Baltzer started his journey in music in early childhood with the purchase of Prince’s Purple Rain, blown away by the sound of the guitar. At the age of 10 he was given his first guitar, many years of practice, extensive musical listening and influence by acts like Iron Maiden, Janes addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Skid Row, to name a few, ensued. Later being introduced to Mr. Hendrix sealed his fate, knowing exactly what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Further listening and influence by Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Rush, and most importantly Dream Theater, pushed Allen to really study music in all its forms and styles. Joining his first band Greenhouse Effect at the age of 13, and playing in countless garage rock bands throughout High School. He also was involved with school based music programs joining the band drum line, jazz band, chorus, and swing choir. Soon after graduation he stepped in to the lead guitar playing role for The Aberrants, filling in for long time friend and musical partner Glen Perkins who was college bound. After a new bass player Micah Kaplan joined the band was renamed Kordory. Cutting one album and doing a lot of live playing the band separated in 1996. Vocalist R Baily Allen, and Allen formed a new band inter-planet Janet and began to play live shows. During this time he began to experiment with recording and playing multiple instruments. Upon Glen Perkins return from college the two reunited in music with longtime friend Micah Kaplan. Writing a huge catalogue of original songs and began recording together. These tunes caught the ear of R&B great Teddy Reily, who immediately put the pair to work developing new artist Chris Richardson (now American Idol Finalist) and doing extensive Session and gig work for Future Records, Reilly’s studio. Allen also started a new band Collective Dysfunction and began recording an album “Shadowgames”. Allen produced his first solo instrumental album “Absoltion” during this time as well. A few members of Collective Dysfunction joined forces with Glen, and Bass great Julian Hayes to form Smoke –n- Mirrors. Improvisational Jamming was also a huge interest playing regularly with Micah Kaplan, and Wil Kight jamming for hours on end during this time. Smoke-n-Mirrors were a great success placing 3rd in Va. Beaches’ MAXX fm Toys for Tots Band Battle and scoring the House Band Gig at Mary Jayne’s Lazy Horse. He also produced his second solo instrumental album “Miles from Europa”. Allen, finally deciding after 13 years away from his home in Berwick Pa. left Norfolk Va. To return. Taking a year off from Professional Music to focus on his Firefighting career, the now decorated Firefighter is polarized on a new start and career in professional music. Working with Rapper Brandon “B” Kishbaugh, in Dychotomy, High School friend Shannon Halteman in the acoustic act Siren, and his main act, the Progressive Rock Band fall of Empire. He is determined to make his name known!!!contact me.

Allen uses: Way too many guitars to name them all! 9 out of 10 timest the solos are done on an Ibanez, Either a Rg-120 custom or a rg-2ex2 or a rg-470, also guits by, Fender, Gibson, Mike Bell, Brad Freiheit,Kramer,series 10, and on and on. Hughes and Kettner Matrix 4-channel main amp left, Laney AOR solo 100 tube 100 on the right, kept in order by the Line-6 Pod live XT. All Wirlwind cables, and Superlux dynamic mics on cabs. all recording equipment is Yamaha comm.Audio. Ampeg B-3 bass amp . and Pearl/Sabine drums and hardware.
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Alexander Aruca, Rocks New Thunder!
{ 03-06-2015 21:36 }
Nicely done bro. 5 stars well deserved.
{ 03-26-2013 00:27 }
If I could pick one person to jam with from this website it would be you. Rock on dude.
Dissent says:
{ 09-16-2012 16:00 }
Very well done! I love \"miles from Europa\" A real treat to listen to!
heroine. says:
{ 11-11-2011 16:02 }
Thanks for the support! We have a new album we've just released & a new tune here on SYM! We'd love to connect with you on Facebook ; ) Continued success, Bethany
{ 06-07-2010 16:31 }
Been quite some time since I've stopped by your page. Still sounding awesome to me! 5/5 Rock on.
RNG - Rich Nakatsu Group
{ 03-05-2010 10:12 }
Great sound! very nice!
{ 05-19-2009 04:34 }
Good rhythm! Good sounding of guitar! Good use of sound effects! 5
Outsourced Morality & The Pluto Reset
{ 01-18-2009 07:01 }
Argh..SYM comments too short. Really cool stuff man...let me know when you add more
Outsourced Morality & The Pluto Reset
{ 01-18-2009 06:59 }
1st when I saw the acoustic pic I thought it might be country(lol).Once I heard the track 'War' it kicked and I knew it wasn't.Vai is my top 5 gtr's and although I don't play like him at all, he is awesome just like U. No return response solicted, 5+
Sourmash Triplet
{ 12-22-2008 19:27 }
Wow!!!great stuff!!!!
SNUGS says:
{ 09-22-2008 14:03 }
hey dude... cracking guitars man..555 to keep it alive
Alexander Aruca, Rocks New Thunder!
{ 09-13-2008 20:02 }
I’ve just added a song called “Lost In You”. Stop by if you have time & let me know what you think. Take care, Alexander Aruca
{ 09-07-2008 22:22 }
High 5 to your guitar playing- Another for your great production! Check out my stuff when you have time~~~ Your Fan Zan ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZANDERAH
{ 08-16-2008 03:50 }
THANK U 4 the kind words bless u 4 being real. Your not messing around yourself i like your playing from the soul.Wish we could work on a project,of music.T.CARE.....GABSJAZZ 55555.keep rocking
Hot Chicken
{ 08-13-2008 13:36 }
Thanks for comment, you have god muz to 54U
Southern Girl!
{ 08-06-2008 21:27 }
Loved it! Good job!
Kelley Krueger
{ 08-06-2008 15:47 }
"U" sure "R" a "Terrific" Guiitar player !!! The SKILLZ that THRILLZ !!! Wouldn't let me "Vote" 4 ya' TWICE !!! Thankxxxx ALOT Kelley K
peter kelynack
{ 07-31-2008 03:48 }
Thanks for checking out my site Allen, you've got some wicked tunes there, i like what i hear, all the best of luck to you,awesome.
Brushwood says:
{ 07-29-2008 21:23 }
Thanks for the kind words man! Wicked tunes yourself. 5 by 5 here! Rock-on!
Marlan says:
{ 07-27-2008 02:47 }
Great electric guitar work with great control of distortion. You can never have too many guitars.Rate it a five.
Dave PerMar
{ 07-26-2008 21:29 }
Hey man thanks for your the input! Dude you rock!
Dave Rice
Dave Rice says:
{ 07-26-2008 20:10 }
Thanks Allen. Your progressions are so far out front I'll never catch up. Wow! High 5!
MF Foster
MF Foster says:
{ 07-26-2008 16:34 }
Hello Allen, from down in Florida-thanks for your support-I appreciate it! Loved your guitar work-truly excelent and well recorded. You sound to be a bluesman at heart-Keep up the great work-5-from MF
C+F productions  way back when
{ 07-25-2008 09:02 }
hi allen thanks for the kind words just checked your music out nice guitar playing man!!smoke and mirrors good name for a band.5 from me chief
klo says:
{ 07-25-2008 05:36 }
great sounds left a 5 come check my page if u get time
DSS Music
DSS Music says:
{ 07-25-2008 02:38 }
Great guitar sound and good luck with your music. 5 from us.
......BLACK VELVET.......
{ 07-24-2008 20:46 }
Jon Allen Edwards
{ 07-23-2008 20:01 }
Hey thanks for dropping by my showcase. Wow dude awesome chops, great sound, keep up the good work Its a 5 from Me
Sandy Harless
{ 07-19-2008 07:56 }
Thank you for the nice comments. I listened to some of your stuff, you have a lot of talent! Great playing!
{ 07-18-2008 10:58 }
Good sound..hey stop-by..
Graham Elks
{ 07-16-2008 13:59 }
Terrific Stuff! keep Rockin! its a five
Gladius says:
{ 07-16-2008 13:36 }
Good stuff, man! Thanks for your compliments, as well!
Arshreddian Orchestra
{ 07-15-2008 20:06 }
awesome freaking grooves man! tastefully chosen notes and rockin' tones' bro! thanks for checkin' me out; too bad im goin to the army cause id love to jam sometime! shred on!
Alexander Aruca, Rocks New Thunder!
{ 07-15-2008 18:37 }
Thanks for the comments & the vistit. You’re not to shabby yourself. Alex
DHW says:
{ 07-15-2008 15:08 }
Hi many thanks for the comment! Great guitar work mate 5 stars from me! I'll send you friend request on myspace keep up the great work!
mick banno
{ 03-20-2008 11:55 }
great guitar. i am truly jealous. 5. hit me back
Joey Lindly
{ 02-18-2008 02:52 }
hey allen~ please chk out my new stuff. hope all is well and plz rate honestly~ cheers! joey
Kelley Krueger
{ 01-01-2008 20:29 }
Really Impressive!!! Your sure a terrific player!!! You've mastered some techniques that take a great deal of hard work & commitment to really play clean !!! Kelley K
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{ 12-10-2007 15:35 }
Allen, I put a new song on using my BOSS GT8 guitar processor and playing my electric violin through it. Let me know what you think. U are still hanging right up there on the front page for good reason...u are good THX..Neal
{ 12-03-2007 22:13 }
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{ 11-26-2007 15:14 }
Allen, Stopping in to say HEY. It has been awhile for me. Love your guitar work...clean with a GREAT sound. Talk with you later...Neal
Brushwood says:
{ 11-06-2007 20:17 }
SHRED BROTHER SHRED!!! Love it. Nice mix and balanced levels. Wicked tunes. 5 from me.
Joe wazzup
{ 11-05-2007 14:18 }
You are a great player and you tone is outstanding. A five from the Yukon.
Ron Ouellette
{ 10-30-2007 18:55 }
Great tone a sign of a great player.Very nice note selection Inventive runs and licks Pleasure to hear 555... Ron Ouellette
{ 10-27-2007 16:52 }
Rich Sicely
{ 10-25-2007 23:59 }
cool guitar playing bro!nice sound and touch.surrounded by guitars makes me feel at home. please check my showcase out.have a good one.
David Hendershot
{ 10-21-2007 00:20 }
Your great, i like it all. do you do it all by yourself. Keep it up and good luck. Dave
MF Foster
MF Foster says:
{ 10-15-2007 18:08 }
Hi Allen, from Florida. Loved 'Miles from Europa'- You have an authentic feel for the blues both in laid back cuts as well as shining through the more metal selections. Good luck with the upcomming release-5-MF Foster
{ 09-02-2007 04:03 }
hye.. nice... the sound i like.. cool..
Ron Wess MusaQ! ElectroniQ MUSAQ!
{ 09-01-2007 09:13 }
Good Sound,Like It!Hey whats up,good stuff you got,stay Bangin!Give you 5 fo sho!Hey if I didn't tell you,Welcome to SYM!I was gone for awhile,but I'm back!Get at me just posted new Track"Yesterday,Today & Forever" PEACELOVE&GODBLESS! RON WESS
Jimmy Cempron
{ 08-27-2007 02:57 }
Hi Allen!Great guitar works brother! Hardwork with true dedication really paid off! Great guitar sound & production as well!Keep hard rockin'!!!PEACE...jim
Jim O
{ 08-19-2007 07:45 }
Smooth guitar playing, the way guitars should be played, would listen to you all day long. Love the guitar colection too. A definite 5, please come by anf visit my showcase and let me know what you think.
{ 08-18-2007 22:17 }
nice guitar your sound...keep it up
No says:
{ 08-14-2007 00:58 }
Love it.. rockin!!! 555555555sss all the way.. CHEERS
Bob Owens and His Country Kinfolk
{ 08-13-2007 10:58 }
Hi I'm a country and Bluegrass fan. I do however recognize the work and the talent that your music represents. In it's place, it will take you a long ways. good job. Bob Owens
{ 08-11-2007 08:32 }
this unique music.5*
Shit For Brains
{ 07-29-2007 18:23 }
Good Sound, Keep Rockin Simon Centaur Give it a 5
AirKraft says:
{ 07-26-2007 21:46 }
Great stuff, keep it coming. Cheers!
Robert Stefan
{ 07-24-2007 17:46 }
Some really nice tones and nice instrumental tracks,nice work,keep it up you are doing great,please visit me and leave a comment,all the best,Robert...Gave you a hi5
The Annelidas
{ 07-23-2007 17:04 }
Hey you have some strong talent and a lot of resources (gear etc) - the first two tracks I don't know "what its supposed to mean" even though they are well played. With your talent I think you could do 'more' but you deserve a 5 anyway for skill alone.
T4M says:
{ 07-10-2007 12:05 }
Not bad my man. Stop and vote for us too. Thanks. Keep Rockn.
STEVEN J (ChicaGo)
{ 07-05-2007 20:16 }
crashing down is a great joint man, keep songs like that in the vault cuz they can be played hundreds of years from now and still mean something
Jimi Staggs
{ 07-01-2007 23:26 }
Good guitar playing. I like your sound! Nice pic of your studio... you got a good unique sound.. Keep the rock flowing... swing by and give me a listen.
Chains Of Jude
{ 06-17-2007 09:38 }
Play! play that 6 string. good structure and feeling, Like to see you move right on up! nice to hear good work.
Justonean says:
{ 06-14-2007 19:39 }
Sweet Shreddin' man, I give you a 5
{ 06-03-2007 09:03 }
really dig your guitar tracks......excellent
VCDS says:
{ 06-02-2007 07:13 }
nice...realy nice...this is the meaning of cool beat...go on...please let me know on anything new
11s edge
11s edge says:
{ 05-30-2007 21:36 }
hey man great guitar work!diggin it for sure!
Rosty Silverside
{ 05-29-2007 13:42 }
WOW! WOW! WOW! Thats a 5. that was damn good. Carry on with amazing work and stay rock & roll! Hey you might wana check us out. our band is : Devoid we got a new song " All I Need" you might wanna check it out. stay in touch!
Dangerous Age
{ 05-28-2007 21:01 }
Great guitar, total respect and a 5 for sure
Capone Project
{ 05-28-2007 00:44 }
Thanks for taking your time and stopping by.... You are great!! My best wishes for you...always... Much love, Dannah G.
Andrew Ervin
{ 05-25-2007 09:50 }
very nice recordings! This is a little heavier than my tastes but I can hear the talent. best of luck to you
Timmee says:
{ 05-23-2007 22:08 }
Ya sound amazing! Keep it Up!
Catya Maré
{ 05-23-2007 14:33 }
Thanks so much!! How nice of you...keep up the great work, too!
jomeer says:
{ 05-23-2007 12:31 }
hey Man, thx for your comment...I apreciate the hardness in you. Its a great work. your guitar playing is amazing!
Self Held Hostage
{ 05-23-2007 12:29 }
Hey thanks for the comment. That's all guitar on our track "Slavebell". The sound was achieved by recording the guitar while unplugged. Take it easy. S.H.H.
Capone Project
{ 05-23-2007 08:41 }
Hey VERY NICE tracks, hot music keep up your great work visit & add me as your friend Much Love, Dannah G.
Marvin Davis
{ 05-23-2007 03:06 }
Gutar man! Hot licks! Marvin
Party of One
{ 05-22-2007 16:24 }
Great chops a very impressive sound; we need more guitar instrumentals out there. Oh and by the way love your guitar collection. It’s a 5 from me brother.
{ 05-22-2007 14:57 }
Josh Pride
{ 05-22-2007 10:07 }
holy shit dude you are amazing, thanks for the comment dude
TRockCity says:
{ 05-22-2007 05:00 }
Nice technique all the way thru....U get a 5 from me dude ...
TRockCity says:
{ 05-22-2007 04:58 }
Got some sweet tone happnin' on Sin Street bro...
{ 05-21-2007 22:24 }
thanx for the insight. that tapping thing in bad ass is really simple, its jsut three note tapping in the pentatonic scale with a few extras added in. i like those first three songs you got up now the best. good rythm, and sweet tone.
Sanchez says:
{ 05-21-2007 17:28 }
Thanxs for the nice tunes..rock on! Sanchez!
{ 05-20-2007 11:33 }
dude i just put up some new songs, check them out and gimme some feedback, keep the good work!
STEVEN J (ChicaGo)
{ 05-20-2007 03:19 }
FEELin that man, keep at it and push yourself to write that song theyll be hearing 200 years from now, like your style though, 5 ALL DAY LONG, Return the opinion and vote, it matterz to us, GOD BLESS, i hear the talent in you
Tomas Juhlin
{ 05-19-2007 04:35 }
Nice songs! Real musical landscapes. Keep it up!
Rick Curti
{ 05-18-2007 12:24 }
thanks for the kind words.I love your music as well.lets stay in touch! keep up the good work!
Dan Rivers
{ 05-17-2007 07:32 }
Allen, Thanks for your kind words. I enjoy your style of play and the passion you put behind!Keep in touch brother, I'm hoping we could hook up sometime as I'd love to jam with you...indeed!
Not Necessarily
{ 05-16-2007 17:30 }
Hi there!We´ve listened to your tracks and they are great!!Like the laidback sound which gracefully lets you drift away!We´ve got a few instrumentals, but were thinking of one especially "The Jam" we think you might enjoy it!(noisehead) Allen you rock!
Ty Fleming
{ 05-16-2007 11:37 }
Good stuff man. Norfolk ain't that far away. Thanks for the comment. Lata Flem
still life
{ 05-16-2007 10:57 }
thanks alot allen,really love your music also were fans of satriani and vai also,rock on
Bruce Stevenson
{ 05-14-2007 13:30 }
Thank you for your comment. Your music sounds great too ! Take care. Bruce
Roman Picco
{ 05-13-2007 21:45 }
Love the phat melodic guitar tones! Great music to just kick-back and get into the zone with!
{ 05-13-2007 18:28 }
great guitar gave you a 5
Ventedge/Ventedge Music
{ 05-13-2007 07:06 }
Nice Vibe Man.5! Keep Gettin' down. The music's Good. Stay Ventedge.
Colour Cold
{ 05-12-2007 20:41 }
Hi again, you are doing great work!!!
Colour Cold
{ 05-12-2007 20:39 }
Hi there, thanks for the query on our album. We do not have one available yet...Hopefully soon!!! btw, Liz is a huge Satriani fan too..
Soul Retribution
{ 05-12-2007 18:21 }
Nice clean sound. Good vib. Neat set up in the studio. Keep it coming! Dan:)