Allman Betts Band

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  1. Denton

    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    "After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band.

    The new ABB includes Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr. (son of original Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley), Johnny Stachela (slide guitar) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.

    They will kick off 2019 with a new Allman Betts Band album and a Worldwide tour that will feature new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. The new album, slated for release in the Spring of 2019, will be recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and will be produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley). Former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current Rolling Stones keyboardist, Chuck Leavell will guest on the new album with Peter Levin (Gregg Allman's keyboardist) handling keyboard duties for the rest of the record.

    The Allman Betts Band will launch a World Tour in March and perform throughout 2019 at festivals, theaters and historic venues. "
     
  2. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Sounds interesting
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    "The Allman Betts Band finished recording their debut album with producer Matt Ross-Spang at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Look for the LP to be released in the Spring of 2019.

    Frontmen Devon Allman and Duane Betts added keyboardist John Ginty to The Allman Betts Band lineup, which also includes bassist Berry Oakley Jr., slide guitarist Johnny Stachela and percussionists R. Scott Bryan and John Lum. Gregg Allman Band organist Peter Levin and Rolling Stones/Allman Brothers Band keyboardist Chuck Leavell also contributed to the new LP."
     
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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    I'd be interested depending on their music. If they are just re-hashing Allman Brothers stuff... boring. But if they are doing new, original music? Might be interesting.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Indeed. There will likely be some influence but the music is supposedly all original. I guess we'll see (or hear).
     
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    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

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    I saw Duane Betts play with is father many years ago in a small theater in Rahway, NJ with the elusive Dr. Borden. He's a hell of a guitar player, and fit in well with dad's band. The new group should be interesting.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    From Allmusic: "Three out of the five members of Bloodline are the offspring of musical legends. Drummer Erin Davis is the son of Miles Davis; Waylon Krieger is former Doors-man Robby Krieger's son; and Berry Oakley, Jr. is the child of the late Allman Brothers bassist. Bloodline's lead guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, may not be the progeny of a legend, but he is certainly the prodigy of this group. His rocking guitar on this album practically overwhelms the other members of the group, who are all fine musicians. Another excellent rocker, Warren Haynes, makes a guest appearance on slide guitar."

    This review of the Bloodline CD is now almost a quarter century old! Some of these guys have done well since then. Best of luck to Berry Oakley, Jr. and his current compadres.
     

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