Accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist Devon Allman, son of the late great Gregg Allman, has formed a new six-piece ensemble dubbed The Devon Allman Project. The band will make its debut with a guest-filled show at The Fillmore in San Francisco on December 8 ahead of a yet-to-be-announced international tour in 2018. Guitarist Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers Band co-founding guitarist Dickey Betts, will be one of the group’s special guests in San Francisco and on an international tour from March through September.
The kickoff show from The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts will also feature appearances from Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band, Blind Boys of Alabama), Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams Jr.) and Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, Dr. John, Rolling Stones etc.). Levin will serve as musical director.
“It’s such an amazing thrill to have Duane joining us for these upcoming dates,” Allman said in a statement. “In many ways, it brings us both full circle.” Look for one or two special guests to join the band at each stop of the 2018 tour for an encore that will include Allman Brothers songs among other classics. “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,” Devon added.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 15 at 12 p.m. PT.