Growing up, Slam played drums for the family soul band “The Allen Brothers” and later learned guitar from his dad, Harrison Allen, and his Uncle Cecil Allen. Today, with 6 CD’s to his credit, Slam Allen travels the globe playing festivals from Argentina to New York, Italy to Florida, and beyond.
This gifted musician and entertainer was the lead singer, lead guitarist and band leader for the legendary Grammy-nominated James Cotton. “Playing with Cotton was such a great experience for me! There are things I learned from him that you can’t learn from any school. It was a great honor,” says Slam.
In 2010, Slam Allen had the distinction of being chosen by Norwegian Cruise Line for the inaugural launch of the Norwegian Epic, and the official “Fat Cats” house band – the first full-time blues and soul artist on a national cruise line. People wanted to be entertained six nights a week and Slam delivered his unique brand of entertainment for five years.
Today, Slam Allen continues an international mission to fill his audiences with joy, happiness, and love. “If I can entertain the people, make them happy, and inspire them to stay positive about life, I have done my job!”
Slam will perform at the Music & Wine Festival at Fort Hunter Park on Sat., June 9 at 6 p.m. Tickets are just $35 in advance for the entire weekend!