Southern Rock Star Gives Fans a Show at The Stage at Harley-Davidson Biketown
December 18 was a treat for Devon Allman fans in Youngstown, Ohio. That night, Allman performed and met with fans at The Stage at Harley-Davidson Biketown. The event, called “An Evening with Devon Allman,” gave fans of Allman – and rock & roll – the time of their lives.
For those not in the know, Devon Allman is part of rock and roll royalty. Allman, the son of Gregg Allman (one of the founders of the southern blues-rock group, the Allman Brothers Band), is a solo artist, guitarist, and vocalist. When he’s not working alone, he’s lending his vocals to the soul-rock group, The Royal Southern Brotherhood. With the group including two strains of southern music legends—the Allman and Neville families—The Royal Southern Brotherhood is a powerhouse in the world of southern rock and blues music.
Before working with The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Allman founded and led Honeytribe, a blues band that has released two albums to date, including 2010’s Space Age Blues. Currently, the group is on hiatus while Allman is with The Royal Southern Brotherhood and promoting is solo album.
As far as his solo career is concerned, Allman is starting out strong. Allman has recently released his first solo album, Turquoise. The album is described as being his “finest work to date.” According to Allman’s site, Turquoise features “[s]incere song based blues, soul, and rock n’ roll filled with catchy melodies, [and] smooth lead guitar.” The album promises listeners the chance to hear Allman “at his most intimate and most honest.”
“An Evening with Devon Allman” surely showed the talent, skill, and love for southern music Allman has exhibited throughout his career, with Allman performing some of his fan favorite songs. Select fans were also able to meet and speak with Allman before the event in a private meet and greet session.
Scott Austalosh, one of the promoters of the event, said the event was a success, in part due to the sale of online tickets. “It was convenient, easy to access for the consumer as well the promotional team,” he said. Austalosh said that online ticket purchases will also be available for an upcoming party he’s promoting, a “Back to the ‘90s Party,” featuring Digital Underground’s Shock G (and his alter ego Humpty Hump), Ramone “Pee Wee” Gooden and DJ Fuze.