John Allen Bell

  1. Pre-order our new album, Listen to the Music (out 4.20.18):

    Playing For Change and Buddy Guy united to record and film his anthem, “Skin Deep” across America. The song includes over 50 musicians from coast to coast featuring Buddy Guy, Tom Morello, Billy Branch, Chicago Children’s Choir, and Roots Gospel Voices of Mississippi. Originally, this was going to be a song across Chicago to bring light to all the violent shootings across the city but as time marched on, along with various shootings across our country, we realized we needed to expand our vision and use this song as a tool to unite our divided nation.

    The Listen to the Music series is our newest body of work comprising 12 new Songs Around The World. and featuring Buddy Guy, The Doobie Brothers, Warren Haynes, Dr. John, Jack Johnson, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more. All music in this series was recorded live outside with a mobile studio and features over 200 musicians from 25 different countries. The album will be released on April 20th 2018 (pre-order available now), with one new video from the series dropping every month!

    100% of Playing For Change’s profits from this album will go to the Playing For Change Foundation, helping to support music education across the globe. Listen to the music; change the world!

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    Playing For Change (PFC) is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. The primary focus of PFC is to record and film musicians performing in their natural environments and combine their talents and cultural power in innovative videos called Songs Around The World. Creating these videos motivated PFC to form the Playing For Change Band—a tangible, traveling representation of its mission, featuring musicians met along their journey; and establish the Playing For Change Foundation—a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building music and art schools for children around the world. Through these efforts, Playing For Change aims to create hope and inspiration for the future of our planet.

    To learn more about the work of the PFC Foundation, visit


    "nana" - a place where you can express yourself with music and be connected with anyone, anywhere...
    From beginners to professional, "nana" is a borderless music social platform for all the music lovers in the world!

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    Curated by a collective of music lovers, 2Seas Sessions film and record stripped down live sets performed by talented artists, bands and songwriters. With no borders, the 2Seas Sessions platform
    is dedicated to discovering as well as showcasing music and people that inspire.

    For more information visit:

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  2. Music Video for Portugal. The Man

    Directed by that go (Noel Paul & Stefan Moore)

    Director of Photography: Michael Ragen
    Producer: Rich Hutchins
    Executive Producer: Tom Berendson
    Production Company: LEGS
    Assistant Director: John Scott Wilson
    Art Director: Thu Tran
    Art Assistant: Lisa Ramsey
    Stylist: Shibon Kennedy
    HMU: Chichi Saito
    Gaffer: Leo Alvarez
    Production Manager: Doug McCafferty
    Production Coordinator: Sara Greco
    Commissioner: David Saslow
    Label: Atlantic Records

    Special thanks: Dirt Empire, Barry's Appliance & TV, Nicky Dollars, Julia Kaganskiy, Amy Schuster, Doug McCafferty, and Lady D

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  3. One of the submissions/winners I helped write and direct for the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest

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    Speaks on choice.

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  5. - As we made our way around the world we encountered love, hate, rich and poor, black and white, and many different religious groups and ideologies. It became very clear that as a human race we need to transcend from the darkness to the light and music is our weapon of the future. This song around the world features musicians who have seen and overcome conflict and hatred with love and perseverance. We dont need more trouble, what we need is love. The spirit of Bob Marley always lives on.

    This is the fourth Song Around The World video released from the CD/DVD Playing For Change: Songs Around The World and the follow up to the classics "Stand By Me," "One Love" and "Don't Worry." This unforgetable track was performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.

    Order the CD/DVD Playing For Change Songs Around The World" now at!

    The Playing For Change "Songs Around The World" CD/DVD is also available at your neighborhood Starbucks and everywhere music is sold.

    Order the "War/No More Trouble," "Stand By Me," "Don't Worry," and "One Love" videos and the new Songs Around The World album now at itunes!

    Sign up at for updates and exclusive content. You can also buy cool stuff in our new online store!

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    Join the Movement to help build schools, connect students, and inspire communities in need through music.

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John Allen Bell

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