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Monti Alumni "Slam" Allen to perform at Nesin Theater

MCSD hall of distinction honoree performs concert on june 13 to benefit nesin cultural arts

May 13, 2014

Nesin Cultural Arts is proud to present the Slam Allen Band in concert on Friday, June 13, at 7 p.m. in the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre on 22 St. John Street in Monticello. Proceeds are to benefit Nesin Cultural Arts.

For over 20 years, Slam 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,” said 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 influence in the blues world.

Music is in Allen’s blood — he got his start from his father and uncles who were known as the Allen Brothers Band of Monticello, NY. Allen carries on the family legacy. “When I play,” said Allen, “People who may have never heard of me leave the show with a feeling that we’re old friends or family.”

Tickets go on sale May 12 at and are $15 online. Tickets are $18 at the door. Due to the anticipated response to this event, seats will be limited. It is strongly recommended that tickets be purchased online. Students are free with an ID. For more information call 845-794-6013.