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Black King Coal

Black King Coal

Allan Dale Sizemore, also known professionally as Black King Coal, has been writing songs for almost 30 years. He has fronted the first Americana Appalachian Stompgrass group Rust Kings, became a founding member of the Americana Music Association, had his songs featured as the national PBS Song Of The Week on All Songs Considered twice, scored a European Top 10 Bluegrass/Americana album (Rust Kings’ Hotel West Virginia) and been featured on the Merlefest Songwriters Stage. Not too bad for a boy from Trout Valley, WV.
Currently, Allan is the musical consultant/coordinator for the television show Barnwood Builders on DIY Network. He also is a member of The Wild Rumpus as well as Black King Coal, an Appalachian Soul group playing his compositions and songs he’s co-written with various songwriter friends, and he also keeps a pretty busy solo schedule. His songwriting is varied in subject matter as well as style, from fingerpicked stories to full blues and soul, and whatever comes, he keeps an open mind.

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