CNY Blues Presents: Blue Christmas w/ Slam Allen Band at Funk ‘n Waffles – Downtown
$12 Advance/$15 Day of Show
Doors 8PM Show 9PM
Slam Allen has been entertaining with his unique blend of soul and blues for over twenty years. 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 five years he has played an important role in the legendary James Cotton Band. “It’s one of the highlights and privileges of my life to play with Cotton” says Allen, “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,” says Allen, “People who may have never heard of me leave the show with a feeling like that we’re old friends or family.” From B.B. King to Otis Redding. Slam has a way of making you feel the Soul of the Music. Sometime you cannot tell if he is doing one of his oringinals or a old blues or soul cover cause he makes all the music his own.