The Allman Betts Band – Down To The River
Format: CD
Label: BMG
Releasedatum: 28 juni 2019

In December of 2017, Devon Allman was ready. After a year of mourning the losses of his mother and father, Allman was ready to make music again. He deeply appreciated all of the condolences and well-wishes, but, respectfully, it was time to forge ahead.

Allman organized a concert at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco to honor the music and memory of his father, founding Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and singer, Gregg Allman, and also to debut his new band, The Devon Allman Project. A proverbial star-studded affair- with guests such as G. Love and Robert Randolph- the marathon performance also marked the beginning of a partnership with Duane Betts, son of founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist and singer, Dickey Betts. It was time, in that historic venue, to pass the spirit to this next generation. It was time to take all the lessons of the past, all their collective experiences, and make something new.

Betts recently had turned solo after a touring stint with folk-rockers Dawes, and would serve as an opening artist on the Devon Allman Project 2018 world tour, as well as joining Allman each night for a musical tip of the hat to their respective fathers. The year-long trek was the first to pairAllman and Betts, and saw the two tally nearly 100 dates at theatres and festivals nationally and internationally, including a summer leg in Europe, and notable appearances at Colorado’s venerable Red Rocks amphitheater, the Peach Festival, Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus in Jamaica, and a return to The Fillmore for the second annual, sold-out Allman Family Revival.

‘Down To The River’ was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL and was produced by Grammy Award winning Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley).
Peter Levin (Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 player) and Chuck Leavell (former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current Rolling Stones keyboardist) make special appearances on the record.




Tracklist:
01. All Night
02. Shinin’
03. Try
04. Down To The River
05. Autumn Breeze
06. Good Ol’ Days
07. Melodies Are Memories
08. Southern Accents
09. Long Gone

The Allman Betts Band is:
Devon Allman- guitar, vocals
Duane Betts- guitar, vocals
Berry Duane Oakley- bass, vocals
Johnny Stachela- guitar, vocals
John Ginty- keyboards
R Scott Bryan- percussion, vocals
John Lum- drums

DOWN TO THE RIVER 2019 TOUR:
21.07 – Blues Peer, Peer (B)
24.07 – Paradiso, Amsterdam

Photo by Chris Brush @ Smoking Monkey Photo

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