One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Keepin’ it Country is to introduce country music fans to artists they might not yet have heard of. We started our site with that goal in mind, to introduce the mainstream country music fan to new artists to help expand their music libraries. This is why as part of our new features in this new year we will be launching a look at other genres with a non-country but very talented artist each month. To start off this new feature exclusive to Keepin’ it Country, I’d like to introduce you to the very talented, and down-to-earth, blues singer Slam Allen. I met Slam while on-board the Norwegian Epic for a New Years Eve cruise and was blown away by his voice. He performs almost every night on the cruise ship in the Fat Cats lounge, and as the 7-day cruise went on, his club became packed after passengers finally discovered his talent.
Slam has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years before he found his way on NCL’s most innovative, and largest, cruise ship yet. He’s part of a fantastic entertainment line-up that I believe is the best on any cruise line right now. Fans might recognize him as the lead singer from the James Cotton Band, but soon the world will know him simply as Slam Allen. With a voice reminiscent of blues great B.B. King, it was a pleasure to get to know him and see him as many nights on the ship as I did. Listening to Slam is an experience: you can hear the soul of the music that he sings, which is so rare in the music industry today.
Get to know Slam Allen before he makes it big in our exclusive interview with Slam from the NCL Epic cruise ship one week ago. We sat down in the back of the same club he plays at night-after-night to discuss his background, why he chose to perform at sea, and how he’s a free soul and will let the music take him where he wants to go. He’s an interesting artist, and one that deserves the attention from even country music fans: