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Musician Dexter Allen an international success

By Tricia Nelson Add Dexter Allen to the list of locals who have made a name for themselves. Allen is a Mississippi blues and soul musician who has spent the last three decades touring and performing across the U.S. His soulful vocals and passionate, driving guitar have earned him an international following as well. Born in Crystal Springs, Allen got his musical start when he was 12 years old playing bass guitar with his parents’ gospel band, The Christian Travelers. They performed at the Benevolent Hall on Piazza Street as well as regionally and nationally. He graduated from Crystal Springs High School in 1988 and moved to Jackson in 1990. Allen makes his home in Byram when not on tour. For more information about Allen, visit his Facebook page at He can also be found on Instagram.

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