The weekly Monday night blues series resumes July 25 at the downtown Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. The Slam Allen Band plays the 7 to 10 p.m. show; admission is $15 at the door.

Last in town for the Monday series' 2015 finale, Allen has been entertaining audiences with his rockin’ blend of soul and blues, playing the famous Chitlin' Circuit as well as performing around the world, for years. For almost a decade, he was lead singer, guitarist and co-songwriter in the legendary James Cotton Band. Two of the songs on the Grammy-nominated “Giant” CD by Cotton were co-written by Allen. As a solo artist, Allen was nominated for the 2016 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Album; “Feel These Blues” was released last year.

Allen, known as the Soul Working Man, got his start from his father and uncles, who performed as the Allen Brothers Band, and carries on the family legacy wherever he goes. From B.B. King to Otis Redding, he has a way of making listeners feel the soul of the blues.

For more information, visit and click on the Time Out Blues link; call 596-6055; or email Those who missed, or want to relive, the just-past North Atlantic Blues Festival, should make a note to tune into the KISS-FM stations over Labor Day weekend for the annual Blues Rewind.