It was one of the last shows of 2018 in Nashville. On December 27th, Devon Allman of the late and great Gregg Allman hit the stage at Exit/In with another Allman Brothers Band members’ son, Duane Betts giving their fans 4 hours of jam music.
Not only have I been following Devon since his first album ‘Turquoise’ but I have also been an Allman Brothers Band fan with my favorite albums being ‘Brothers and Sisters’ and ‘Eat a Peach’ so you can say that I was just a little excited for the show. However, I didn’t know much about Dickey Betts son, Duane. Going into the venue I was a little skeptical on what he would sound like but after seeing and hearing him live from the front of the stage, my mind was blown.
The show consisted of three sets. The first was primarily just Duane Betts playing a total of 6 songs, with Devon Allman following him on the stage to blow everyone away. Just as the crowd was getting rowdy, Allman got the crowd wild, once again, as he took an acoustic guitar in hand and invited Duane Betts back onto the stage to play a song that their fathers played for many years, ‘Blue Sky’. The song lasted a total of 8 minutes with an amazing solo with one of Duane Allman’s gold top Gibson Les Pauls. Towards the end of the performance, Allman turned into a magician (he just walked, but I didn’t notice) as he randomly ended up in the middle of the crowd showing off his guitar skills in the faces of his fans.
The overall show seemed like you were at an Allman Brothers Band show as they had the exact sound with guitar harmonics and the jam band feel. Devon and Duane confirmed that they are releasing a new album together with the stage name as ‘Allman Betts Band’ or like I would call them ‘The Allman Brothers Band 2.0’. So pre order the album as it will be released in April of 2019.
Check out photos from the show HERE
Follow ‘Allman Betts Band’ for updates on their new album HERE