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The Devon Allman Project with Special Guests to Perform at The Fillmore in San Francisco on Dec 8

New additions to stellar line-up announced: Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr, Alex Orbison, G Love, Brooklyn Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Coco Carmel, Samantha Fish, Luther & Cody Dickinson, Jimmy Hall, & Peter Levin

Nov 1st, 2017 (Brooklyn,NY) - When your surname is synonymous with one of the most revered forebears of seminal Southern Rock as well as archetypical Americana, it’s incumbent on you to honor that legacy and the music on which it was built. It’s little wonder then that Devon Allman, son of the late Gregg Allman and an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist in his own right, should opt to launch a new band along with a series of high profile performances, the latest chapters in an already storied solo career.

Devon Allman, the former lynchpin behind such bands as the Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe, has assembled The Devon Allman Project. Rounding out the six-piece band are Hammond B3 keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist R.Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow Band), bassist Justin Corgan (cousin of Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan), lead guitarist Jackson Stokes, drummer John Lum and vocalist Nicolas David (The Voice.) The band will make their debut at The Fillmore, a room resonant with Allman Brothers mojo. The show also happens to fall on what would have been Gregg Allman's 70th birthday. In honor of Mr. Allman’s birthday, a portion of the evening will include a unique and memorable tribute.

At date of press, the line-up of confirmed artists for the December 8th show includes G. Love (G. Love & Special Sauce), Coco Carmel, Alex Orbison (son of Roy Orbison). Brooklyn Allman (daughter of Gregg Allman), Berry Oakley Jr.(son of Allman Brothers bassist & founding member Berry Oakley), Ben Sparaco, Duane Betts (Great Southern, Dawes), Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams Jr.), Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, Dr. John, Rolling Stones) and Peter Levin, musical director and longtime Gregg Allman keyboardist (Blind Boys of Alabama, CSN, Doobie Brothers.)

Devon is coming off a series of prestigious appearances — an all-star tribute to his father and Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks at the Allmans’ own Peachfest, a performance with The Gregg Allman Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Laid Back festival in Atlanta (Check out “One Way Out”). A special celebration at the Grammy Museum in L.A., an emotional return to his father’s hometown, Macon Georgia, where he accepted the key to the city on the elder Allman’s behalf, and an event at the Americana Music Fest featuring Buddy Miller, Joan Osborne, and John Paul White (Civil Wars.) Coming up on January 27th, The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts and Peter Levin will play immediately prior to Dr. John at the Florida Jazz & Blues Jam in Boca Raton. In March 2018 a full-blown international tour will commence featuring The Devon Allman Project and special guest Duane Betts (on all shows) as well as a couple of other invited guests performing with The Project on a majority of the dates. Each night will feature a set of Duane’s originals, Devon’s originals, Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe songs culminating in an encore set of Allman Brothers songs with Devon, Duane, and the evening’s guests all participating.

A series of lengthy accomplishments have entitled Devon to take his own place in the Southern Rock pantheon. His remarkable resume spans almost two decades, from his post-millennial breakout with Honeytribe, and the widely revered super group Royal Southern Brotherhood. Devon has also had occasion to jam with the greats such as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Mr. Les Paul, Keith Urban, Gov’t Mule and Lynyrd Skynyrd just to name a few. Through his run of successful solo albums, “Turquoise” was highly regarded by USA Today, “Turquoise is reflective and soulful” while “Ride or Die” debuted #1 in the Billboard Blues Charts. Devon is also a contributing writer to Guitar Player Magazine as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

December 8, 2017
The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA
Tickets $35
Doors Open at 8PM

Buy Tickets Here

 


 

Desperate times call for dazzling records. Released on Ruf in September 2016, Devon Allman’s Ride Or Die acknowledges that life on Planet Earth is no picnic. On the flipside, this third solo album from one of America’s best modern writers reminds us there’s always hope. “The world is getting crazier by the minute,” says Allman. “These songs are about pain, addiction, storms, lust, death, and feeling sometimes that you’re utterly lost. But conversely, it’s about finding your place in the universe, rebirth, strength, redemption, vindication...”

Allman has walked many roads to earn his place at the head of the Southern rock scene. Followers of the US bandleader’s thrilling two-decade career have come to expect the unexpected, from his post-millennial breakout with Honeytribe, through chart-topping hook-ups with Jack Bruce and Javier Vargas, to acclaimed solo albums like 2013’s Turquoise and 2014’s Ragged & Dirty (praised by the UK’s Blues Magazine as “reminding you why the blues can be, quite simply, the best thing in the world”).

When the vocalist/guitarist parted ways with Royal Southern Brotherhood in 2014 – having played a pivotal role in the supergroup’s all-conquering early material – there was an audible gasp around the world. Thankfully, one spin of Ride Or Die vindicates Allman’s bold step into the unknown. “I needed to have my own canvas,” he explains, “to stretch out and paint on with no rules, only my visions. Freedom in artistry is essential. Who stands behind a painter and says, ‘Hmmm, no, maybe you should use blue there, not purple’? That’s not anyone I wanna have coffee with!”

Recorded at Nashville’s Sound Stage Studios and Switchyard Studios in May, Ride Or Die found Allman in good company, with the bandleader guiding the core lineup of Tom Hambridge (drums/co-production), Tyler Stokes (guitars) and Steve Duerst (bass) – and enlisting fairydust from Ron Holloway (saxophone), Bobby Yang (strings) and Kevin McKendree (keys). With the chemistry fizzing, it’s a mix that lives, breathes and grooves, the antithesis of the cut-and-paste jobs that hold sway in the Pro Tools era.

Writing all but two of the songs – either alone or in partnership with his compadres – Allman showcases his ability to catch what it means to be human, while following his muse wherever it leads him. On songs like the thumping opening gambit “Say Your Prayers” or the brittle jab of “Galaxies”, he invests blues-rock traditions with modern attitude and smarts. “Blues was born down South,” he says, “and it’s a massive part of the culture. But blues is a very open entity in my mind.”

Beyond the blues, this is a showcase for an artist with every colour in his palette. As you’d expect from a man with a famously sprawling vinyl collection – and a tattoo of Curtis Mayfield inked on his left bicep – there are nods here to every genre and era. “This album is really about mixing all of my influences,” says Allman of the varied mood. “Soul, rock, blues, alternative and more. It’s about making an artistic statement, not about fitting into any category. I produced this album to be an eargasm of emotion.”

On a tracklisting that runs the gamut, you’ll find the upbeat, horn-bolstered soul of Find Ourselves, alongside the rueful lyric and poignant lilt of Vancouver (“If I had a time machine, if I could get back somehow, I’d change so many things, and she’d be with me now”). “Live From The Heart” is a twelve-string acoustic stunner with one eye on the apocalyptic newspaper headlines, while “Butterfly Girl” is a smitten ballad warning of a woman who’ll “seduce and hypnotise you when she enters your world”.

Sonically, too, Ride Or Die is a record that pushes the envelope, whether that’s the pumping synth line that opens the cover of The Cure’s “A Night Like This”, or the Talkbox guitar solo on Lost that supports a lyric about fading dreams. “I haven’t produced my own record since 2010’s Space Age Blues,” says Allman. “We had a blast making this record, using the Talkbox for Lost and laying down the Hendrix-inspired section on Find Ourselves.”

Some musicians are content to simply spin their wheels, rehash the hits and pick up the pay-cheque. With Ride Or Die, Devon Allman announces once again that he’s an artist on the move – and invites you to ride shotgun as he takes this career-best new album out on the road through 2016. “You can expect pleasure, pain, and energy to soothe your troubled soul,” he says. “Come take the ride...”

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The Devon Allman Project with Special Guest Duane Betts Launches at The Fillmore in SF Dec 8th

Additional Special Guests at The Fillmore to include Jimmy Hall, Cody & Luther Dickinson, Samantha Fish, Bobby Whitlock & Peter Levin

Devon Allman & Duane Betts Announce International Tour Plans Starting March 2018

When your surname is synonymous with one of the most revered forebears of seminal Southern Rock as well as archetypical Americana, it’s incumbent on you to honor that legacy and the music on which it was built. It’s little wonder then that Devon Allman, son of the late Gregg Allman and an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist in his own right, should opt to launch a new band along with a series of high profile performances, the latest chapters in an already storied solo career.

Allman, the former lynchpin behind such bands as the Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe, has assembled The Devon Allman Project, a six-piece ensemble featuring a percussionist/multi instrumentalist, a Hammond B3 player, and an additional guitarist. The kick-off with special guest Duane Betts at the Fillmore show on December 8th will feature appearances by Luther and Cody Dickinson (of North Mississippi All-Stars), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band, Blind Boys of Alabama, CSN, Doobie’s etc.), Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams Jr.) and Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, Dr. John, Rolling Stones etc.) and longtime Gregg Allman keyboardist, Peter Levin, will act as the musical director. Other artists tba.

Coming off a series of prestigious appearances -- an all-star tribute to his father and Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks at the Allmans’ own Peachfest, a special celebration at the Grammy Museum in L.A., an emotional return to his father’s hometown, Macon Georgia, where he accepted the key to the city on the elder Allman’s behalf, and an upcoming event at the Americana Music Fest featuring Buddy Miller, Joan Osborne, and John Paul White (Civil Wars) -- The Devon Allman Project will kick off their 2018 tour with an upcoming show on December 8th at the iconic Fillmore in San Francisco.

In addition to a several other shows, Devon will be joining the Gregg Allman Band at the Laid Back Festival at the Verizon Amphitheater in Atlanta on October 14. Also, The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts and Peter Levin will play immediately prior to Dr. John at the Florida Jazz & Blues Jam in Boca Raton, Florida on January 27th.

Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers co-founder Dicky Betts will join the Devon Allman Project as a special guest from March through September for a full-blown international tour. “It’s such an amazing thrill to have Duane joining us for these upcoming dates,” Allman enthused. “In many ways, it brings us both full circle.”In most markets 1-2 special guests will join the band creating a unique jam culminating in an encore that includes Allman Brothers songs among other classics. “We share an incredible legacy, and it’s truly an honor to renew that bond our dads created to a new generation of their admirers and those that have loved the music we’ve made on our own. Having an Allman and a Betts playing together once again will surely make my father smile down at me from above.”

Duane Betts & Devon Allman

A series of lengthy accomplishments have entitled Devon to take his own place in the Southern Rock pantheon. His remarkable resume spans almost two decades, from his post-millennial breakout with Honeytribe, and the widely revered super group Royal Southern Brotherhood. Devon has also had occasion to jam with the greats such as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Mr. Les Paul, Keith Urban, Gov’t Mule and Lynyrd Skynyrd just to name a few. Through his run of successful solo albums, “Turquoise” was highly regarded by USA Today, “Turquoise is reflective and soulful” while “Ride or Die” hit #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts. Devon is also a contributing writer to Guitar Player Magazine as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dec 8th 8PM
The Fillmore
Tickets $35

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The Devon Allman Project with Special Guests to Perform at The Fillmore in San Francisco on Dec 8

New additions to stellar line-up announced: Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr, Alex Orbison, G Love, Brooklyn Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Coco Carmel, Samantha Fish, Luther & Cody Dickinson, Jimmy Hall, & Peter Levin

Nov 1st, 2017 (Brooklyn,NY) - When your surname is synonymous with one of the most revered forebears of seminal Southern Rock as well as archetypical Americana, it’s incumbent on you to honor that legacy and the music on which it was built. It’s little wonder then that Devon Allman, son of the late Gregg Allman and an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist in his own right, should opt to launch a new band along with a series of high profile performances, the latest chapters in an already storied solo career.

Devon Allman, the former lynchpin behind such bands as the Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe, has assembled The Devon Allman Project. Rounding out the six-piece band are Hammond B3 keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist R.Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow Band), bassist Justin Corgan (cousin of Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan), lead guitarist Jackson Stokes, drummer John Lum and vocalist Nicolas David (The Voice.) The band will make their debut at The Fillmore, a room resonant with Allman Brothers mojo. The show also happens to fall on what would have been Gregg Allman's 70th birthday. In honor of Mr. Allman’s birthday, a portion of the evening will include a unique and memorable tribute.

At date of press, the line-up of confirmed artists for the December 8th show includes G. Love (G. Love & Special Sauce), Coco Carmel, Alex Orbison (son of Roy Orbison). Brooklyn Allman (daughter of Gregg Allman), Berry Oakley Jr.(son of Allman Brothers bassist & founding member Berry Oakley), Ben Sparaco, Duane Betts (Great Southern, Dawes), Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams Jr.), Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, Dr. John, Rolling Stones) and Peter Levin, musical director and longtime Gregg Allman keyboardist (Blind Boys of Alabama, CSN, Doobie Brothers.)

Devon is coming off a series of prestigious appearances — an all-star tribute to his father and Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks at the Allmans’ own Peachfest, a performance with The Gregg Allman Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Laid Back festival in Atlanta (Check out “One Way Out”). A special celebration at the Grammy Museum in L.A., an emotional return to his father’s hometown, Macon Georgia, where he accepted the key to the city on the elder Allman’s behalf, and an event at the Americana Music Fest featuring Buddy Miller, Joan Osborne, and John Paul White (Civil Wars.) Coming up on January 27th, The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts and Peter Levin will play immediately prior to Dr. John at the Florida Jazz & Blues Jam in Boca Raton. In March 2018 a full-blown international tour will commence featuring The Devon Allman Project and special guest Duane Betts (on all shows) as well as a couple of other invited guests performing with The Project on a majority of the dates. Each night will feature a set of Duane’s originals, Devon’s originals, Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe songs culminating in an encore set of Allman Brothers songs with Devon, Duane, and the evening’s guests all participating.

A series of lengthy accomplishments have entitled Devon to take his own place in the Southern Rock pantheon. His remarkable resume spans almost two decades, from his post-millennial breakout with Honeytribe, and the widely revered super group Royal Southern Brotherhood. Devon has also had occasion to jam with the greats such as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Mr. Les Paul, Keith Urban, Gov’t Mule and Lynyrd Skynyrd just to name a few. Through his run of successful solo albums, “Turquoise” was highly regarded by USA Today, “Turquoise is reflective and soulful” while “Ride or Die” debuted #1 in the Billboard Blues Charts. Devon is also a contributing writer to Guitar Player Magazine as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.

December 8, 2017
The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA
Tickets $35
Doors Open at 8PM

Buy Tickets Here