Slam Allen will be welcomed on stage Friday and Saturday at Delta Blue.
For more than 20 years, Allen has been entertaining audiences with his unique blend of soul and blues. Playing the famous Chitlin' Circuit as well as performing around the world, Allen's music and enthusiasm has been shared with thousands of people.
For the past eight years, he has played an important role,as the lead singer and guitarist, in the legendary James Cotton Band.
"It's one of the highlights and privileges of my life to play with Cotton" Allen said. "He is one of the last living legends, and there's so much history there.
"Cotton was directly connected to Muddy Waters, who was a major factor in the blues world as well as being one of my all-time favorites. Playing with Cotton is such a great experience for me and there are things you can learn from him that you can't learn from any school. It's a great honor."
Music is in Allen's blood, he got his start from his father and uncles who were known as the Allen Brothers Band. Allen carries on the family legacy wherever he goes. His music runs deep.
"When I play," Allen said, "people who may have never heard o me leave the show with a feeling that we're old friends or family."
It's often difficult to tell if he's doing one of his originals or an old blues or soul cover.
For more information on Slam Allen, visit slamallen.com.
Delta Blue is located in Lake Placid at the Historic Northwoods Inn, 2520 Main St. Delta Blue features live music on Wednesday night with its Open Mic Blues Jam, and on Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to midnight with an eclectic mix of regional and nationalblues artists, and talented local musicians.
Additional information on the Northwoods Inn, and the complete band line up for Delta Blue, can be obtained by calling 518-523-1818, or going online at Northwoodsinn.com.