Allman Betts Band

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rockclassics, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Arkansas, USA
    This group definitely needs their own thread here.

    For anyone who doesn't know the group consists of -

    Devon Allman - son of Gregg Allman, Duane Betts - son of Dickie Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), Johnny Stachela (slide guitar) and percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.

    I saw this group last night in Little Rock and they put on a great show. The set list consisted of original songs from their forthcoming album, several cover songs from Tom Petty, Prince (!) and of course The Allman Brothers Band. As you might imagine several of the songs contained extended guitar solos from Devon, Duane, and John. In reviewing the setlists from previous shows, it varies a bit each night. The Little Rock show included In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (with a tease of Les Brer in A Minor) and Dreams. Here is a summary of songs played on the tour -

    The Allman Betts Band Tour Statistics | setlist.fm

    As mentioned, they have recorded an album over 5 days at the legendary Muscle Shoals Studios. The album is due to be released on June 28th. Here is an interview where Devon and Duane discuss the recording process (all analog) and how the band formed. -



    And here is a list of upcoming dates on their worldwide tour -

    April 29 — Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
    April 30 — Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theater
    May 1 — Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater
    May 3 — Memphis, TN @ Graceland Soundstage
    May 4 — St. Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy Pavilion
    May 6 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theater
    May 8 — Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
    May 9 — Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre
    May 10 — Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
    May 11 — Houston, TX @ Heights Theater
    May 12 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    May 14 — Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
    May 15 — Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
    May 16 — Tucson, AZ @ Fox Theater
    May 17 — Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
    May 19 — Chandler, AZ @ Chandler Center for the Performing Arts
    June 8 — Garberville, CA @ Redwood Run
    June 15 — Utica, NY @ Stanley Theatre
    June 18 — Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage
    June 22 — Kokomo, IN @ Foster Park
    June 23 — McMinnville, TN @ Cumberland Caverns
    June 25 — Bristol, TN @ Paramount Theater
    June 26 — Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester PAC
    June 27 — State College, PA @ State Theatre
    July 8 — Ocean City, NJ @ NJ Music Pier
    July 23 — Cologne, GER @ Kantine
    July 24 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    August 11 — Fargo, ND The Hall @ Fargo Brewing Co.
    August 29 — St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theater
    August 30 — Fort Wayne, IN @ Sweetwater Performance Pavilion
    September 1 — Lakeville, PA @ Cove Ent Resorts
    September 13 — Colo Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center
    November 1 — Auburn, AL @ Jay and Susie Gouge Performing Arts Center

    Festival Dates:
    May 18 — Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues Festival
    June 13-16 — Bethel, NY @ Mountain Jam
    June 29 — New Marchtinsville, WV @ Back Home Festival
    July 20 — Maidstone, UK @ Ramblin’ Man Fair
    July 25-28 — Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival
    July 25-28 — Breitenbach, GER @ Burg Herzberg festival
    August 10 — Duluth, MN @ Bayfront Blues Festival
    August 22-25 — Arrington, VA @ LOCKN’ Festival
    September 5-8 — Las Vegas, NV @ Big Blues Bender

    Final word - if you get the chance, go see them. If you are an Allman Brothers Band fan, you won't be disappointed.
     
  2. Exile On My Street

    Exile On My Street Senior Member

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    So this is the Allman Brothers, except not as good?

    I've got all of the originals but I wish them well.
     
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  3. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Well that is what they are trying to avoid and not just be an Allman Brothers cover band. But if anyone is going to be an ABB cover band, it seems that these guys would be the best to do it.

    Their original songs are pretty good. It will be interesting to see where they go on the new album and where they go from there.
     
  4. Exile On My Street

    Exile On My Street Senior Member

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    I'll be interested, too. I took a glance at the setlist and there were so many covers that maybe I'm selling their originals (which I haven't heard) short.
     
  5. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Looking forward to their album this summer.
     
  6. ermylaw

    ermylaw Forum Resident

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    I briefly considered trying to go see them. But their ticket prices are like those of a band with success or (imagine that) an album released.

    At any rate, when they release an album, I’ll give it a listen.
     
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  7. graveyardboots

    graveyardboots Resident Patient

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    Why on earth are there no Georgia dates?!
     
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  8. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    On this tour they are playing smaller venues and theaters. I thought the ticket prices were decent - $45 - and the theater here was excellent. Small theater, not a bad seat in the house, and great sound.
     
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  9. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born in the '50's

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    Proves my theory that musical talent is genetically inherited, which also explains why I suck at guitar even after 50 years. My parents and grandparents never even listened to music.
     
  10. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    A lot of truth in the inheritance of musical ability. But I do wonder if Devon Allman can play keyboards.
     
  11. ABBDutchFan

    ABBDutchFan Forum Resident

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    Just bought tickets for their gig in Berlin (4 German tour dates were recently announced and are not in the above list of tour dates).
    Really looking forward to it. Saw the Devon Allman Project Ft. Duane Betts last year and they were great. In june they release their debut album
    and Berry Oakley Jr. is in the band as well. And btw, Devon doesn't play keyboards and although he plays guitar better than his dad they have 2 other guitarists that are (arguably) better than him. That being said Devon is a good front man who leaves plenty of room for the other band members to shine. And although he is always compared to his dad i don't think he's a copycat. Has a great voice of his own.
     
  12. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    All very true. The band has a hell of a lineup as far as guitar playing skills. Devon does have his own voice and is not trying to sound like his dad.

    Only fairly recently did Devon and Duane begin playing Allman Brothers songs in concert. In interviews they state they only do it as a tribute to their fathers.
     
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  13. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Should really take better care of himself

    They are playing at Knuckleheads Saloon tonight. Should I go see them?
     
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  14. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    Geneva, IL. USA.
    Yes! Your review will go a long way in my decision to see them or not here in St. Charles in August.
     
  15. Maltman

    Maltman Somewhat grumpy, but harmless old man.

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    Is this Dino, Desi and Billy all over again? Daddy’s famous, so I must be too?
     
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  16. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

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    I'd be interested in seeing this if their original stuff is good, but I wouldn't drop money on it until I can hear their record and find out. I love the Allmans, and I want their legacy to stay alive, but I'm not really of the belief that bloodline necessarily would make them a better ABB tribute band than any of the other Allman tributes out there. But if their original stuff is good, I'll be interested.
     
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  17. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yes - absolutely
     
  18. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    No. All of these guys have played for many years in other bands. Granted none of them have made it "really big" they have had some success and played in more than just "bar bands".
     
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  19. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    If you go Let us know how the show is tonight.
     
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  20. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Not the world's biggest Allman Brothers Band fan, though I like them well enough. However, I saw these live last year (as the Devon Allman Band Featuring Duane Betts), and they were excellent.

    Full of enthusiasm and not a little skill, they had a pretty decent sized crowd eating out of their hands. If you're in two minds about seeing them, take the plunge!
     
  21. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Should really take better care of himself

    Will do. The opener was JD Simo, a power trio and they kicked ass. Allman Betts has brought a big production and there are more than 700 people here.
     
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  22. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    JD opened the show here in Little Rock also. I am going to guess he listened to a lot of Ted Nugent. Several of his guitar licks and guitar sound reminded me very much of Nugent's Stranglehold days.

    Glad to hear you decided to go to the show. I doubt you will be disappointed.
     
  23. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Should really take better care of himself

    Sorry to say, I am.

    Apart from their genes, they are a just OK Allman Brothers tribute band, and I've heard better ones. Obviously, your milage may vary.

    The musician who most impressed me this evening was JD Simo's bass player. She had the goods.
     
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  24. Skydog71

    Skydog71 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that....I've seen them a couple of times and really enjoyed the shows...excited to see what they can become as they are a relatively new group. There is a lot of talent there and they are striving not to be a tribute band, but a band who pays tribute to their roots and play their own stuff. I've enjoyed both Devon and Duane solo stuff as well as the new tunes they have written together for the upcoming album... but would also be disappointed if they didn't sprinkle in a few ABB tunes.
     
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  25. Really looking forward to their new album , releSed this month!

    Here’s a song from it on Spotify.

    Shinin'
     

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