Allen Hinds

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Allen Hinds
Born Auburn, Alabama
Genres R&B, Jazz, funk, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts Natalie Cole, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Roberta Flack

Allen Hinds is an American guitarist[1] who has recorded or performed with Natalie Cole, BeBe & CeCe Winans, The Crusaders, Hiroshima, Roberta Flack, Randy Crawford, Bobby Caldwell, James Ingram, Marilyn Scott, Eric Marienthal, Marc Antoine, Gino Vannelli and Boney James, among many others.[2] His songs have appeared on the TV shows Lucky, JAG, Pawn Stars, Sons of Guns and Sliced, among others. He is also an instructor and artist in residence at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California[3] and has released five solo albums.[4][5]

Early life and career

Hinds was born in Auburn, Alabama, playing blues, R&B, jazz and fusion in his youth. He began playing professionally at clubs and frat parties in major colleges across the American south. He attended the Berklee College of Music, then moved to Los Angeles. He then studied at the Musicians Institute, where he is now a member of its teaching staff.[6]

He has performed as a session musician[7] for, and has performed with, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, The Crusaders, Hiroshima, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Marilyn Scott, Randy Crawford, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Caldwell, James Ingram, Marc Antoine, Gino Vannelli, among others.[2]


  • Fly South (2016)
  • Monkeys and Slides (2011)
  • Falling Up (2008)
  • Beyond it All (2006)
  • Fact of the Matter (2005)


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  2. ^ a b "Allen Hinds - Credits". All Music. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
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  4. ^ Hinds, Allen (13 September 2013). "Fretboard Workshop: How to Improve Your Legato Technique". Premier Guitar. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Faculty Profiles: Allen Hinds". Musicians Institute. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  6. ^ McAvinchey, Dan (June 2013). "Interview: Allen Hinds". Guitar Nine. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
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External links

  • Allen Hinds at AllMusic
  • Allen Hinds discography at Discogs
  • Official website
  • TheMusicZoo: Guitarists to Know
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