Slam Allen is a man who can speak about his spirituality in paragraphs, almost like a preacher ready to teach his congregation about the path to enlightenment. He is an evangelist who just happens to use music as his pulpit. It’s no wonder that soul music is infused so deeply within his blues. Soul music comes directly from the church, and those sounds bring his songs about love, about earthly pleasure, about perseverance and triumph to a spiritual level.
Vocalist-guitarist Slam Allen – who leads his band into the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs on Friday night – was gracious enough to spend some time with us talking about his career and his spirituality during a short break from performing on the Norwegian Epic cruise ship: