Devon Allman Band
The sandy blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman. In 2017 Devon Allman returns to Bluesfest on the back of his critically acclaimed new album Ride or Die that debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Blues charts. He will once again bring his first rate guitar skills and powerful vocals to the stage at the festival.
Allman did not come on the music scene riding the coattails of a famous parent. After playing in local bands and working in Guitar Center in St. Louis, Allman formed Honeytribe in 1999. One part Blues, one part rock, and one part jam, Honeytribe was named the 1999 Jam Band of the Year in St. Louis.
Then, in 2011, his musical fate changed. Royal Southern Brotherhood was formed during JazzFest in New Orleans. Their debut self-titled release in 2012 caught fire the moment it hit the streets, simultaneously catapulting them as a major new attraction on the music scene. Their mixed sounds of funk, Blues, rock and jazz proved to be a force to be reckoned with.
He has since branched out into solo recording, with Ride or Die debuting at #1 on the Billboard Blues charts. Recorded in Nashville this rocking, soulful and rootsy recording confidently hits on all cylinders. Best played loud the album is performed with the beautiful intensity Devon has become known for.
“This (Ride or Die) is the highlight of Allman’s career thus far and while Ride of Die will challenge you from beginning to end to end with its diversity of style, that is one of the intriguing things about this album and the beautiful songwriting, first rate guitar work, and emotional vocals that will hook you into playing this one over and over. There simply is not a bad track on this one and everyone should add this to their collection.” – Blues Rock Review
“As a whole, this album has a raw and powerful edge wrapped in Bluesy emotion with superbly-textured guitar driven rock.”- Modern Rock Review