Devon Allman, singer/songwriter/guitarist and son of Gregg Allman, has announced a new project, The Devon Allman Project. Formerly touring with Royal Southern Brotherhood and Honeytribe, Devon’s newly assembled project is a six-piece ensemble featuring a percussionist/multi instrumentalist, a Hammond B3 player, and an additional world guitarist. The announcement piggybacks on a new date scheduled for December 7 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, which will feature guitarist Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers Band co-founder/singer/songwriter/guitarist Dickey Betts, as a special guest. The two recently collaborated at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania for a massive tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks.
The San Francisco performance will also feature special guest appearances from Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band, Blind Boys of Alabama), who will also serve as musical director, Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams Jr.) and Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, Dr. John, Rolling Stones etc.). Tickets for The Fillmore performance go on-sale Friday, September 15 at 12PM PT. In a Facebook post, Allman writes “ALLMAN / BETTS WOLRD TOUR 2018.” More dates are expected to be announced.
“It’s such an amazing thrill to have Duane joining us for these upcoming dates,” Allman explains. “In many ways, it brings us both full circle.” He continues, “We share an incredible legacy, and it’s truly an honor to renew that bond our dads created to a new generation of their admirers and those that have loved the music we’ve made on our own. Having an Allman and a Betts playing together once again will surely make my father smile down at me from above.” Learn more about The Devon Allman Project on The Fillmore’s website.