Devon Allman Project 6.12.22

Salvage Station
Asheville, NC

Words & Photos by Alan Crandall (Rocky Mountain Jams)

The Devon Allman Project played a full show to an exuberant and intimate audience at the Salvage Station, in Asheville, on Sunday, June 12. The show was a one off headlining concert in the middle of their 3 week east coast tour. The tour continues after the Salvage Station show with many co-headlining dates with Samantha Fish.

Devon Allman after a few beginning sound tweaks played a great show with support of a guitarist, bass player, keyboard player and two percussionists. Allman has the looks and voice to honor his Allman Brothers father, Gregg. The band's setlist was a mix of Devon Allman songs, covers and a few Allman Brother tunes. It was refreshing to see the hard driving rock guitar, and in the Allman Brothers covers the guitar licks were note for note spot on. The show was very fun and had this writer feeling like the concert could have been in the 70's or 80's. A quick glance around the audience revealed a more mature audience, clearly rock and roll fans.

Allman’s career has arced over the last two decades to include millions of miles logged touring the world in several iterations like Honeytribe, Royal Southern Brotherhood (with Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers and The Meters), and The Allman Betts Band. He has created The Allman Family Revival Touring brand that grew to 19 markets in 2021 as a tribute to his late father, Gregg Allman, and will celebrate its sixth year in 2022.

In his early years, Devon was raised by his mother and did not meet his rock star father until he was 16-years-old.  From his website; "Gregg invited Devon on the road with The Allman Brothers Band, during the group’s Dreamstour in the summer of 1989, where he first met ABB progeny, Berry Duane Oakley and Duane Betts. On many occasions, Devon would sit-in with the Brothers, often performing “Midnight Rider” alongside his father."

Since that time Devon has played alongside artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Gibbons, Gov't Mule, Les Paul, Blackberry Smoke and Lukas Nelson. Now Devon has in the works another Allman Family Reunion where he joins forces with Duane Betts and others to pay tribute to the large number of Allman Brothers classics. Look for tour dates soon.

Don't miss The Devon Allman Project + Samantha Fish Band live from Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, June 17 at 8PM ET. Support The Allman Betts Band multi-instrumentalist, R. Scott Bryan, who is going through medical cancer treatments by making a donation and watch the entire show for free on FANS.

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