Ryan McAllister is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Over the last fifteen years he has played thousands of concerts on five continents with artists ranging from Sam Roberts and Noah Gundersen to Willie Nelson and Carly Rae Jepsen.   He has recently played along side multiple Grammy-award winner Michael W. Smith, Juno award winner Brian Doerksen, and multiple Juno winner Tim Neufeld & The Glory Boys. He's headed up the bands Dakona and North Country Gentlemen and his music has appeared on Billboard, MTV, Much Music, Top 40 radio, film and TV and has been nominated for Covenant and Dove awards. An accomplished studio producer, McAllister has worked with dozens of independent artists and produced and co-wrote up-and-coming country artist JJ Shiplett’s debut album, Drifter. In 2016 he produced and co-wrote Tim Neufeld & The Glory Boys Hootenanny album which won the JUNO Award for Christian/Gospel Album of the Year.

I wrote this song this week for Constable John Davidson. I was fortunate to work with John a few years ago on a video project. This is a tribute to John and a thank you to the Abbotsford Police Department. A lot of great people work there and they are suffering right now. I did borrow one of my favourite lyrics for this one: "Keep kicking holes in the darkness until it bleeds daylight." - Bruce Cockburn

The Thin Blue Line is a phrase and symbol used by law enforcement. The phrase refers figuratively to the position of law enforcement in society as a bulwark between order and anarchy. The symbol depicts a thin blue line, representing law enforcement, against a black background, and is commonly used to express solidarity with police, to commemorate policemen who have died in the line of duty, and to symbolize the relationship of law enforcement with the community as the protectors of the community from criminals and victimization.

UPCOMING SHOWS

MAY 21 2017   VANCOUVER BC // THE COBALT // WITH JJ SHIPLETT

JUNE 10 2017  CLEARWATER BC // SERENITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

JUNE 11 2017  BLIND BAY BC // MUSIC AT THE MAPLES

JUNE 15 2017  ABBOTSFORD BC // FIELDHOUSE BREWING CO

JUNE 24 2017  CHILLIWACK BC // FRASER VALLEY INDIE MARKET

JULY 1 2017  LYTTON BC // KUMSHEEN RAFTING RESORT

JULY 7 2017 ABBOTSFORD BC // SINGLETREE WINERY

JULY 8 2017  LYTTON BC // KUMSHEEN RAFTING RESORT

JULY 29 2017   LANGLEY BC // FRASER VALLEY INDIE MARKET

JULY 29 2017 ABBOTSFORD BC // FIELDHOUSE BREWING CO

JULY 30 2017 CHILLIWACK BC // SUMMER JAM

AUGUST 5 2017  LYTTON BC // KUMSHEEN RAFTING RESORT

AUGUST 12 2017   ABBOTSFORD BC // LEPP'S FARM MARKET

AUGUST 13 2017 ABBOTSFORD BC // LEPP'S FARM MARKET

AUGUST 15 LANGLEY BC // CENTRAL PARK FARMS

AUGUST 26 2017   COQUITLAM BC // FRASER VALLEY INDIE MARKET

SEPT 3 2017 LANGLEY BC // BACKYARD WINERY

SEPT 9 2017  PEACE RIVER AB //  WITH NORTHERN HYMNS // GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

SEPT 10 2017  GRANDE PRAIRIE AB // TRAVELER'S TALES TOUR WITH NORTHERN HYMNS AND COALMONT

SEPT 11 2017  ATHABASCA AB // TRAVELER'S TALES TOUR WITH NORTHERN HYMNS AND COALMONT

SEPT 12 2017  THREE HILLS AB // TRAVELER'S TALES TOUR WITH NORTHERN HYMNS AND COALMONT

SEPT 13 2017  DRAYTON VALLEY AB // TRAVELER'S TALES TOUR WITH NORTHERN HYMNS AND COALMONT

SEPT 14 2017  STRATHMORE AB // TRAVELER'S TALES TOUR WITH NORTHERN HYMNS AND COALMONT

SEPT 15 2017  GRANDE PRAIRIE AB // TRAVELER'S TALES TOUR WITH NORTHERN HYMNS AND COALMONT

SEPT 16 2017 HARRISON MILLS BC // HARVEST MOON LONGTABLE DINNER SANDPIPER GOLF COURSE

OCT 14 2017 ABBOTSFORD BC // APPLEBARN

OCT 20 2017 LANGLEY BC // TRADING POST BREWING

OCT 27 2017 LANGLEY BC // BACKYARD WINERY

DEC 2 2017 ABBOTSFORD BC // DOWNTOWN ABBOTSFORD WINTER JUBILEE

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