Dexter Allen's promotional picture by Erica Johnson-Hicks
|Birth name||Dexter Allen|
|Born|| July 10, 1970 |
near Crystal Springs, Mississippi United States
|Origin||Jackson, Mississippi, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard|
|Labels||Airtight Records, Deep Rush Records|
|Associated acts||Airtight Band, Bobby Rush (musician)|
Dexter Allen (given birth to July 10, 1970) can be an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter and guitarist. Previously the lead guitarist for the Airtight Music group and blues legend Bobby Rush, he received a Jackson Music Award in 2008 for Male Vocalist of the entire year. That same season, he debuted his first record entitled Bluezin My Method. His focus on the record led to another Jackson Music Prize in ’09 2009 for Entertainer of the entire year. Allen after that released a Xmas CD in Dec 2009 known as Hello Ms. Santa Claus. In 2011, he released his second record, Bluezin forever. In 2014, he released an record entitled Bluez of My Spirit. His latest accomplishments included getting agreed upon onto Bobby Hurry’s brand-new record label, Deep Hurry Records, and showing up being a guitarist in the 2014 Adam Brown biopic, CAN GET ON Up. In 2015, Allen released an record entitled Trilogy of My Bluez.
Allen was created in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, to Willie Lee Allen (dad) and Ruthie Mae Allen (mom) on July 10, 1970. Allen provides three sisters, Olivia Ann Allen, Phalethia Lundy and Sara Allen, and one sibling, Corey Allen. He was raised on a plantation, where he helped increase vegetation and livestock to market. His dad was the pastor of Christian Open up Door Cathedral, a nondenominational set up, where his grandfather, Calvin Dixon, was also a deacon. His mom worked for Plantation Bureau Insurance and retired after 30 years of work.His dad was also the person in the gospel group The Christian Travelers, and Allen began using bass electric guitar for the group at age 12. Various other groups he performed for in those days are the Dixon Singers as well as the Robinson Brotherhood.
In 1995, Allen made a decision to elevate his musical career by shifting to Jackson, Mississippi, the state capitol. At that time, he signed along with his 1st record business, the 3rd party label Airtight Information. He sang and used the Airtight Music group furthermore to posting his skill at regional churches. This publicity resulted in him getting the lead guitarist for blues tale Bobby Rush.While in Rush's music group, Allen was subjected to what blues provides worldwide. The knowledge gave him an opportunity to travel and perform internationally for thousands of blues enthusiasts, and to find out what it got to achieve the blues music market.
In 2008, Allen earned the 2008 Jackson Music Award for Male Vocalist of the entire year. It was at this time when Allen made a decision to strike from his personal and record his 1st recording entitled Bluezin My Method, an recording with themes such as for example like, lust and deception. He was granted for his attempts once more with this year's 2009 Jackson Music Honor for Entertainer of the entire year. Lately, Allen portrayed a bass guitarist in the 2014 film, CAN GET ON Up, a biopic about the life span of the past due entertainer James Dark brown. In Sept 2014, Allen is at a music video for his music from the recording Bluez of my Spirit, "Coming House to Mississippi."A few of Allen's shows throughout THE UNITED STATES were at the next: Chicago Blues Fest, Chicago, Illinois Ruler Biscuit Blues Festival, Helena, Arkansas Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Davenport, Iowa South Part Shuffle, Missasaugua, Canada Beauport Blues Fest, Quebec, Canada Ameristar Internet casino, Vicksburg, Mississippi Hard Rock and roll Cafe, Memphis, Tennessee Floor Zero Blues Golf club, Memphis, TennesseeFive of Allen's tunes from his latest recording were listed about the Origins Music Report's Regular Best 50 Mississippi Music Graph for the week of July 20, 2014.
Allen performs on the Fender Stratocaster guitar.
After being inducted in to the Mississippi Designer Roster, Allen right now provides workshops through the Mississippi Music artists Hall of Popularity in area schools and works together with children with autism in summer programs to be able to continue promoting heritage blues music.
Bluezin My Method (2008) Hi there Ms. Santa Claus (2009) Bluezin forever (2011) Bluez of My Spirit (2014) Trilogy of My Bluez (2015)
Honors and awards
In 2008, he received the Vocalist of the entire year award from your Jackson Music Awards Association. In '09 2009, he received the Entertainer of the entire year award from your Jackson Music Honours Association. On Feb 4, 2014, he received an answer from the town of Crystal Springs, Mississippi for his achievements in the blues genre. IN 2014, he received Home Concurrent Quality No. 54 from your Mississippi Legislature for Achievements in Blues Music. The quality was used by the home of Associates on Feb 28 as well as the Senate on March 4.