This is Allen Willy. He’s 88 years old and has been my mom’s best friend for about the last 30 years of that. Allen is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. He’s very easy to talk to and has a million stories if you’d care to hear one.
Allen is also a big fan of older classic country music and is an accomplished musician himself. Actually, more than just labeling him as simply a musician, I think Story Teller would be more accurate. When he plays and sings he’s definitely performing straight from the heart.
I was able to visit with Allen a bit during my last trip to Arizona to spend my mom’s 90th birthday with her. Here are some of the photos of that visit. Click for larger.