Rags Allen Biography

​​​​About Rags: A Brief Bio

A gifted piano and keyboard player who has worked all over the U.S., and some abroad; an experienced and polished musician, inducted into the Arizona Nightclub Performers Hall of Fame...


Through his career, Rags Allen has staged with a number of top artists that include Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, The Platters, The Coasters, The Chiffons, Gene Chandler, Mickey Gilley, Charlie Pride and Marty Robbins.


Rags has performed at various venues and locations, such as Madison Square Garden; the legendary Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville; Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, The Mirage and the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino; Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada; The Del Coronado Resort in San Diego, Ca.; Casino Arizona, El Chorro Lodge and The Biltmore Resort; as well as private parties for the Super Bowl Team owners, and the owners of Anheuser-Busch. Also he has proudly done USO Tours with his band to support our troops in the military.

His style and expansive knowledge of music is very diverse, and typically ranges from 1950's Classics and Standards to recent or current hits - spanning Motown, Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Country & Western, Latin/Spanish and Big Band.


With his very extensive repertoire of songs, Rags uses no pre-recorded music or "tracks" of any kind. All of his music, and that of his Band, is done LIVE. From memorable instrumental classics to powerful show-stopping vocal performances; from the foot-stomping fun of unforgettable rock and rhythm tunes, to definitive country songs, to legendary motown standards and more; the music of Rags Allen and his Band is loved and enjoyed by young and old, - and is always great for dancing!


Rags performs as a "single/solo" act, and/or with his band, "The Rags Allen Trio"; and adds horn-players, guitarists or other musicians or singers as needed.


They are always a clean, classy and "upscale-looking" group: From casual attire to formal-wear for elegant evening shows, Rags Allen and his Band are always dressed for the occasion.

Contact:
 Office phone: 1.480.838.4273 -- Cell: 602.740.6025 -- Email: ragsallen@cox.net