The Devon Allman Projectis: Devon Allman (son of Gregg Allman) and Duane Betts (son of Dickey Betts). The dynasty lives on...
When you’re part of a musical dynasty, it’s only natural that the personal and professional aspects of your life should intersect. It was no different for Devon Allman, whose late father Gregg Allman helped helm one of the most important and influential American bands of the past 50 years. It’s also little wonder that the younger Allman, an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist in his own right, should feel the tug of family responsibility and the desire to honor his father’s fabled legacy.
Following his father’s passing on May 27, 2017, Devon took some time to grieve his loss, be with his family and consider his own plans going forward. He had been on the road continuously for twelve years, playing an average of 250 dates a year with The Devon Allman Band and Royal Southern Brotherhood. Consequently he took six months off to rally around his loved ones and “rack up more time with my kid,” as he put it. That included visits to see relatives on the West Coast and taking time to heal and re-arm himself with the impetus and inspiration needed to embark upon the next phase of his career.
The Devon Allman Project, will launch a world tour with special guest Duane Betts, the son of Allman Brothers co-founder Dickey Betts & former member of Dawes and Great Southern. The two men have known each since 1989 when Devon was 17 and Duane was 12. “We’ve had this enduring friendship ever since we were kids,” Devon muses. “We’ve always talked about going out on tour together, and now the time seems right. He’ll start the show, then I’ll do my portion and finally the two of us will share the stage.”