One can never leave a name as famous as “Allman” very far behind. There are traces of his father in his soulful voice and his uncle Duane in his innovative guitar playing and, according to Devon, the name both helps and hurts. There will always be fans that come to see him out of curiosity, “But they leave having a respect for the fact that I am my own entity.”
Samantha Fish and Devon Allman cover Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty.
Allman has been having lots of success these last ten years. His band Honeytribe recorded two well-received albums, Torch and Space Age Blues, before Allman joined up with Cyril Neville in the New Orleans all-star group, Royal Southern Brotherhood, which also featured Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooten and Mike Zito. His two solo records, 2013’s enlightening Turquoise and 2014’s more bluesy Ragged & Dirty, continued to show Allman’s musical growth and spiritual maturity. “I try to resonate on a level that’s just real and meaningful,” Allman assured me in 2010. “I just write what I’m feeling and maybe there’s people out there that are feeling the same thing.”
Here Devon Allman in the intimate comfort of NJ’s best listening room – Roy’s Hall. Adult beverages will be served.