Pass the Pick Productions to release new single and video of MISSISSIPPI ARTIST DEXTER ALLEN’S version of Sir Paul McCartney’s classic tune, “BIG BARN BED”

The song is out JUNE 7th via Pass The Pick Productions/BFD/THE ORCHARD.

Award winning musician Dexter Allen is releasing a premium, multicam HD VIDEO and AUDIO single of the 1973 classic hit “Big Barn Bed” that McCartney recorded with his WINGS band on his chart topping album “Red Rose Speedway”. Allen and his band performed the tune in front of a live audience at actor Morgan Freeman’s venue Ground Zero Blues Club, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Freeman was the evenings MC and introduced Allen.

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Allen, a Mississippi native, now based in the Jackson area, was the recipient of the 2018 prestigious “Jus Blues Bobby Rush Entertainment Award”. Pass the Pick Productions has captured the spirit of McCartney’s blues roots in this new video and single. Allen handled the vocals and acoustic guitar. Allen has traveled the world playing his tunes for a growing and supportive fan base. He is currently touring throughout the U.S. and has plans to tour Europe in 2020.

The video and single is part of an original music series that Paula Kennedy, Bo Harrigan and Johnny Reid of Pass the Pick Productions are producing. Reid also directed the video.

Pass the Pick asked six artists to each pick a song from Sir Paul McCartney's MPL publishing catalog, and “Big Barn Bed" was the tune that Allen chose to perform with his band. Allen said “selecting that tune from the incredible McCartney catalog was a natural for me, cuz it reminded me of some of GRAMMY winner Bobby Rush’s songs”. Allen served as the lead guitarist for Rush for 13 years prior to setting out on his own. Allen said “it was such an honor, to be able to cover, and to be releasing this classic pop tune with Pass the Pick”.

The new material was captured in state-of-the-art, multi-track format from the soundboard of a new HD television show. The track is being released via Pass the Pick Productions and BFD/The Orchard (SONY).

Jason Burger