Delta Blue hosts Slam Allen Band Friday, Saturday
LAKE PLACID – Delta Blue will host the Slam Allen Band, from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Dec. 29 and Dec. 30.
Slam Allen is one of the most dynamic and original blues and soul artists on the scene.
Growing up, Slam played drums for the family soul band, “The AllenBrothers” and later on learned guitar from his Dad, Harrison Allen and his Uncle, Cecil Allen. As he progressed in their eyes, the family knew they had a special talent to nurture.
More than just a singer, writer, and guitar player, Slam Allen connects with his audience like entertainers from a bygone era. Think, Otis Redding, BB, Albert, and Freddie King, with a blend of Wilson Picket, James Brown, Sly Stone and a little George Benson and Jimi Hendrix thrown in to make a unique musical experience.
As he developed his own style, Slam went to Chicago to learn the ways of traditional Chicago blues. Once there, it didn’t take long to do a fill in gig for the legendary harpist, James Cotton and subsequently, spent the next nine years as the lead singer, lead guitarist, and band leader for Mr. Cotton. Slam is also credited with writing and singing on Cotton’s 2011 Grammy nominated album, “Giant.”
As a solo performer, Slam is the recipient of the prestigious Master Blues Artist award from the New York Blues Hall of Fame, a 2016 Blues Music Award Nominee and the proud sponsor of custom guitars made by Gerhard’s Guitarworks of Windham.
For more information about Slam Allen, visit slamallen.com, or deltabluelp.com.