18 ene. 2013

Devon Allman

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by Thom Jurek
Guitarist and songwriter Devon Allman is the son of musician Gregg Allman and hails from Saint Louis, MO. He is the leader of Devon Allman's Honeytribe, whose first incarnation was born in 1999.Honeytribe's hard-edged and spacious blues-based rock displayed in powerful live shows quickly led to them becoming hometown favorites. They won the Riverfront Times Jam Band of the Year award. After recording demos and playing some festivals, Allman disbanded the group in order to spend time at home with his newborn son. He continued to play local and regional solo acoustic shows and write songs. In 2002 he appeared as a guest vocalist on Pinkeye d'Gekko'sRhythm & Westrn. In 2003 he, Randy CashBrian Breckle, and Mark Oyarzabal recorded the albumSomewhere Between Day and Night as Ocean SixAllman re-formed Honeytribe in 2005 with its original cast. They recorded Torch in 2006 and hit the road, playing up to 300 shows a year in 42 states and ten countries, becoming festival favorites all over the world. In 2007 he guested on Paris Luna's City Lights album. He appeared on Love, Union, Peace with bluesman Javier VargasVargas Blues Band(along with Jack BruceReese Wynans, and others) in 2008 as well as the Flamenco Blues Experiencerecording by the same outfit. He also made appearances at various festivals and on MTV Europe. Allmaneventually grew restless with the original Honeytribe sound and pared the band down to a power trio in 2008 with bassist George Potsos and new drummer Gabriel Strange. This incarnation of Devon Allman's Honeytribe issued Space Age Blues in the fall of 2010.

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