DEXTERALLEN
ABOUT
Mixture of Blues, R&B, Soul and Funk  
with BLUEZ being the stronghold…
Born in Crystal Springs, MS, and raised on a farm, Dexter grew up understanding that life can be wholesome with only the bare necessities. With his father being a pastor and grandfather a head deacon, the church was no stranger to him. Dexter began playing the bass guitar at the age of 12 for his father's gospel group while traveling around the central Mississippi area.  
 
In 1995, Dexter teamed up with Airtight Records, a local independent label to share his musical and writing talents. While playing on Sunday mornings in area churches, and gigging with the Airtight Band as a guitarist and lead vocalist, Dexter landed the lead guitarist role with blues legend Bobby Rush. This was the power surge that propelled Dexter into the Blues and Soul arena.  
 
Dexter's unique style landed him the 2008 Jackson Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year. Earlier in 2008, Dexter took his career to the next level by becoming a recording artist. Dexter is a multi-talented musician who plays guitar, bass, drums and the keyboard. He played most of these on his album "Bluezin My Way", which is a soulful album filled with stories of love, lust, lies and alibi's. With the success of this album, Dexter achieved the 2009 Jackson Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Award. In December 2009, Dexter released the CD/maxi titled "Hello Ms. Santa Clause" which became a holiday standard among DJ's across the country. Dexter released his second CD, "Bluezin for Life", in 2011, which takes it back to his roots with a host of originals. Dexter was cast in the James Brown movie "Get On Up" where he played one of Mr. Brown's musicians in 2013.  
 
In 2014, Dexter was signed to Deep Rush Records by blues legend Bobby Rush, where he released the CD titled "Bluez Of My Soul" that got rave reviews and made many chart appearances worldwide. Dexter released another CD in 2015 on the Deep Rush label titled "Trilogy Of My Blues" which is yet another jaw dropper for music fans. Dexter's music and entertaining stage presence is sure to leave you enlightened, delighted and excited. 

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Career Milestones

2008 - Male Vocalist of the Year, Jackson Music Awards  
2008 - Began recording 
2009 - Released Bluezin My Way 
2009 - Entertainer of the Year, Jackson Music Awards 
2009 - December, Released Hello Ms. Santa Claus 
2011 - Released Second CD - Bluezin for Life 
2013 - Cast as musician in James Brown movie, "Get On Up" 
2014 - Signed to Deep Rush Records by Blues Legend, Bobby Rush 
2014 - Released Bluez Of My Soul 
2015 - Released Trilogy Of My Bluez 

Media & Schedule
Comin' Home to Missississippi
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I'm Tired
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Still the Blues
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2016 Scheduled Events

Jan. 2 – Private Party at Duff Green Mansion, Vicksburg, MS 
 
Feb. 6 – F Jones Corner, Jackson, MS 
 
Feb. 13 – Omega Psi Fundraiser, Yazoo, MS 
 
Feb. 27 – Film Festival at Arts Museum, Jackson, MS 
 
Mar. 19 – F Jones Corner, Jackson, MS 
 
April 6 – Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, MS 
 
April 9 – B. B. Kings Blues Club, Memphis, TN 
 
April 15 – Isle of Capri in Lula, MS 
 
April 16 – Juke Joint Fest in Clarksdale, MS 
 
April 23 – Artist House (Grand Opening) Jackson,MS 
 
April 28 – Center Stage, Jackson, MS 
 
May 4 – Big Lou's Hall of Fame Jam at Hard Rock Cafe  
 
May 5 – Blues Music Awards  
 
May 21 – One Block East, Jackson, MS  
 
May 27 – Seattle, WA (Convention)  
 
May 28 – Shuga's Jazz Bistro, Seattle, WA  
 
June 14-17 – Filming Soul Damage  
 
July 1 – Biddeford Poole, Maine (Private Party)  
 
July 3 – F Jones 2nd Annual Backyard Bluez Festival  
 
July 30 – Byram Swinging Bridge Festival  
 
July 31 – Shannon Family Reunion, Hazlehurst, MS  
 
Sept 16 – National Black Caucus, Washington, DC  
 
Sept 17 – Delta Blues Fest, Greenville, MS 
 
Sept 24 – Wells Fest, Jackson, MS  
 
October 7 – First Friday's at Johnny T's, Jackson, MS  
 
October 16 – Private Show, Butler Snow, Jackson, MS  
 
October 29 – F Jones Corner Halloween Bash, Jackson, MS  

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Jackson MS 39207-2705 
 
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