Long before the current crop of young blues guitar prodigies graced our region, we were already well-graced by the likes of the late Bill Perry, by Murali Coryell and of course by New York State Blues Hall of Famer Slam Allen. Allen celebrates the release of his new CD Feel These Blues at the Bearsville Theater on Saturday, June 6 at 9 p.m. Feel These Blues is a grinding, groove-oriented session featuring plenty of Allen’s signature searing guitarwork and his surprisingly light-touch, soulful vocals, especially evident on the album-closing cover of “Purple Rain.”
At the Bearsville, Allen will perform with the Soulworkers: Jeff Anderson on bass and Mike Moss on drums. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The Bearsville Theater is located at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock. For more information, visit www.bearsvilletheater.com.