THE WOULD MAN
Allan James Grund
original musical programs and performances
for education, enrichment and entertainment
Singer Songwriter Musician Poet Author Lecturer Playwright
During December 2013 this website will be discontinued.
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Allan James Grund - musician, singer, songwriter, poet, lecturer, playwright, award-winning short story author from Michigan, and former host of the "Music at the Mill" - specializes in original songs and musical programs for education, enrichment and entertainment.
Allan is currently offering five distinct and unique programs: Two Soldiers - Reflections on the War Between the States , The Swing Years; the Big Band Era, Music as Poetry, The Roots of Folk / Rock & Blues and "The Portal" A One-Act Play.
For over twenty years, Allan has performed his music in public and features a distinct program using all of his original songs in Two Soldiers - Reflections on the War Between the States, music, dialogue and lecture related to the people, places and events of the American Civil War.
Allan is host and narrator of a special program titled The Swing Years; the Big Band Era. This is a musical tour of a ten year period from approximately 1935-1945 featuring dialogue and music from the famous big bands. Written and directed by former radio personality Bob Edwards, this show is guaranteed to get your toes tapping and your heart thumping.
Allan has been writing creative works since the age of thirteen. In 1978, he won the Broome Literary Agency International Short Story Writing Contest with his piece: Epitaph for a Sucker.
His love of the outdoors has been well documented in five of Allan's books and stories: Alex of Bendelow; Upacqua the Bearer of Logs; The Song of the Wood Man; Poems of the North and The Portal.
Allan graduated from Rochester High School in 1966; the U.S. Army Signal Corp in 1968 and saw action in the central highlands of Viet Nam through 1969. In 1972, he graduated from Oakland University with a major in the English language.
Allan applies a simple philosophy to all of his music and entertainment - "Sing from your heart and only good will follow..." Parker