Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Allman Betts Band Debut Down to the River

Sons of The Allman Brothers Devon Allman and Duane Betts having played together in recent years have now officially united under The Allman Betts Band, and following the release of their first single ‘All Night’ deliver  their debut album together Down To The River.

Featuring Peter Levin (Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 player) and Chuck Leavell (former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current Rolling Stones keyboardist) make special appearances, with Allman and Betts both on guitars and vocals, the band is completed by Berry Duane Oakley (bass, vocals), Johnny Stachela (guitar, vocals), John Ginty (keyboards), R Scott Bryan ( percussion, vocals) and John Lum (drums).

Down To The River was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, in Alabama, USA where it was produced by the Grammy Award winning Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine and Elvis Presley).

Tracks featured are ‘All Night’, ‘Shinin’’, ‘Try’, ‘Down To The River’, ‘Autumn Breeze’, ‘Good Ol Days’, ‘Melodies Are Memories’, ‘Southern Accents’ and ‘Long Gone’. The record is out right now digitally and will be available on CD and vinyl as of Friday 12tth July through BMG.

Having played sold out show over in the USA, The Allman Betts Band returns for a trek round Europe where they will put in two appearances in the UK. The first will be a festival appearance at the Ramblin’ Man Fair, Maidstone on Saturday 20th July, followed by a headline date at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on Saturday 3rd August.

 

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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