Steeped in southern music heritage, Allen Branstetter's music making journey began at a very early age surrounded by an artistic and musical family. Allen is an original member of the internationally acclaimed soul band St. Paul and The Broken Bones from Birmingham, Alabama. In just six years as a professional, Allen has performed or recorded with Elton John, Philip Glass, Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Hot 8 Brass Band, Third Day, Candi Staton, Donnie Fritts, and Dylan LeBlanc. He has performed over 600 shows around the world with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, which include occasional opening spots for The Rolling Stones, Daryl Hall & John Oates, John Mayer, and Mavis Staples. Allen has had multiple national and international television appearances, major festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Coachella, Pinkpop, Glastonbury, and Lollapalooza among others, and has played sold-out shows at legendary venues such as Carnegie Hall and The Hollywood Bowl.
Allen is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and has studied with Dr. Chip Crotts, John McElroy, and Roger Ingram.