The Devon Allman Project
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 youto 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 (Allman Brothers) 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 sixpiece
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 -- 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 taking place at in the early months of 2018,
the group headlines the Florida Jazz & Blues Jam in Boca Raton Florida on January
27th, appearing alongside the festival’s other star attractions -- Dr. John, Walter
Trout and Marcia Ball, among them.
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.”
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 wll as serving on
the Board of Directors for the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.