Posts Tagged ‘Slam Allen’

LIVE: Slam Allen @ the Parting Glass, 7/29/11

Monday, August 15th, 2011
Slam Allen

Slam Allen

One of the hallmarks of a great performer is the ability to connect with an audience even when circumstances are not ideal, and at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs recently, Slam Allen was able to prove once again what a great performer he is. Following popular local act the Foy Brothers can be a tall task, and adding to the challenge was the fact that headliner Slam Allen didn’t have time for a real sound check. Nevertheless, Slam and his three-piece band plugged in and proceeded to show the small, but enthusiastic crowd what a powerful force an old-school blues band can be.

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Slam Allen Gets to the Soul of the Blues

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Slam Allen

Slam Allen

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:

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