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Alabama Slim

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Alabama Slim was born Milton Frazier in Vance, Alabama on March 29, 1939. His father worked building trains at the Pullman plant and his mother did domestic work. In their home, they had a Victrola and a boxful of 78s - this is where Slim fell in love with the Blues of Bill Broonzy and Lightnin' Hopkins.

"I grew up listening to the old blues since I was a child. I spent summers with my grandparents who had a farm. Them old folks would get to moanin' while they worked, and I just started moanin' with them. That's where I learned to sing." - Alabama Slim Slim grew up playing in juke joints in Alabama and moved to New Orleans in the '60s. Since joining MM, his music has been felt at performances in the States and abroad and he has recorded The Mighty Flood, an album featuring Slim & blues guitarist Little Freddie King.

Alabama Slim became a Music Maker artist in 2004. Music Maker has helped him obtain a passport, provided him with sustenance grants, and assisted him in relocating back to New Orleans after Katrina. Additionally, the foundation has issued Slim's two records, Blue & Lonesome and The Mighty Flood and featured him in the films Toot Blues and Redemption Road. Music Maker has helped Slim arrange performances throughout the United States, including at the Lincoln Center in New York, and gave him the chance to tour multiple locations across Europe playing with the Music Maker Blues Revue.

Remember at The Bullpen, $1 of every draft pint will be donated to the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Always.

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The Bullpen
Sat, Jun 3 at 8:30pm-10:30pm

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