Alan Ross Haynes was born long, long ago on a far away planet, where he was raised by terrestrial bipeds who played country music.
Alan Ross Haynes is a composer/author/ performer, recording artist, studio musician, and guitar/ vocal teacher who has written and recorded well over 100 songs.
He is now the music director for the Unity Church of Charlotte, N.C.
He has performed with high level performers, including David Roth, Karen Taylor-Goode, Jana Stanfield, Dick Kniss (bass player for Peter, Paul, and Mary and John Denver), Fred Bogert (grammy-nominated producer), Steve Gillette (uncountable Grammy awards), Susan Kroupa-Riley; Greg Greenway, Richard Meckdeci, Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, Scott Ainslie, Vito Petrocito, Mark Dann, and many others.
He performed with many of these artists while a member of the Clearwater Unity Band, associated with The Unity Church of Clearwater, Fl. Alan was a member from 2000-2006, before moving to NY.
He has just completed his third full length CD, "Spiritual Journeys". His first, "New
Roads", and second, "Naked Demos, can be heard on radio stations around the world.
CDs are sold through CD Baby and are also available digitally as albums or single songs there as well as on I-Tunes and many others.
Songs from these CDs are also to included on current and future compilations by Roadshow Records.
"Disaster on Wheels" from "Naked Demos" was recently played on the nationally syndicated radio show "Car Talk".
His music has been featured on broadcast radio shows from New York to Massachusetts to Oklahoma to England , the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. He has even been heard in Belarus.
On internet radio, he is a featured artist on The Viking Radio Network in Ca. (part of the Radio Live 365 network), as well as appearing on many other stations.
He has been rated in the top 20 on the country charts on Idol Underground Radio on two occasions in the last 2 years!
Alan is a member of emPowerMusic and Arts and The Folk Alliance.
He is a former member of the Nashville
Songwriters Association International, where he attended monthly song critiques for 3 years.
Alan began playing the trumpet at age 10, the guitar at age 11, added baritone and tuba, and started singing in church choirs as a young teenager. He took private lessons and performed in state competitions. He began taking music conducting classes and music theory classes in junior high and high school , where he also sang in the concert choir and an acapello madriagal group. He formed a folk group that performed in central Florida and on local television programs. He played in rock groups and with his brother Charlie in the 1970s and 1980s. He performed from 2000-2006 with the Clearwater Unity Band.
From 2006-2009, he performed in NY and the northeast.
He has taught guitar part time since he was 16.
He has now settled down in NC.