IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – DEXTER ALLEN- MISSISSIPPI’S HOTTEST STAR!

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IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

DEXTER ALLEN: I’m from Crystal Springs, MS but reside in Byram, MS

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

DEXTER ALLEN: I started playing in church at the age of 12, been playing and performing blues now for the past 15yrs

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

DEXTER ALLEN: I record and release my music because it’s an extension of who I am and it creates a platform for me to expose my music and my message to the world through music.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

DEXTER ALLEN: My songs are songs that I feel touch situations and circumstances that the everyday man, woman, boy or girl may face. Songs that don’t need a thesaurus to understand and relate to.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?

DEXTER ALLEN: My fan base is directed towards 8 – 80 because we all live and contribute in this world and music touches the inner woman and man of a person.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

DEXTER ALLEN: No individual influences, many artist help pave the way and have a lot of individual style. I think a certain era may be more of an influence than an artist, which would be the blues and Motown era.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

DEXTER ALLEN: My music is full of love, lust, lies and alibis. Its old and new, its fresh blues with a twist of funk, gospel, R&B, and soul.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

DEXTER ALLEN: My originality and style to blend my musical background and do what I feel from within and not what I think someone wants to hear. To create what I have inside for the world to listen.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

DEXTER ALLEN:  I released my 5th CD, and I am in the process of promoting and booking.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

DEXTER ALLEN: My goal is to reach and accomplish the most with the best of my ability, to expose what Dexter Allen has to offer the music industry, to be a trend setter. In ten years I see myself still writing and recording, and in a position to assist other musicians and artist to better get a handle on the ever changing music industry. I see myself abstaining a worldwide audience and some very noticeable accolades.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

DEXTER ALLEN: dexterallen.com, ITunes, CD Baby, Shazam, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora , YouTube, Sound Cloud, Reverbnation

 

 

 

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Hey man great write-up!! I just download your “Bluez of My Soul” cd yesterday. Great music. How did I miss this one?

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