What does it sound like?:
I suppose it was inevitable that the descendants of the Allman Brothers Band would eventually get together and form a band. Devon Allman (son of Greg) has been out on the road with his own band for a good few years now, Duane Betts (son of Dickey) has been playing with Dawes for a while and Berry Duane Oakley (son of Berry – this is starting to sound like a Tolkein book now) has been drafted in (too late to get his name on the marquee, I notice) to complete the family. Sensibly, they have also drafted in Pete Levin, Greg’s old sideman, and ex-Allman Band Chuck Leavell, thereby adding organ and piano, to give it that authentic sound.
I had already seen some Youtube videos of them playing live – mostly Allmans covers – and they were competent, sympathetic to the originals, without blowing me away. This album however, has some sparks of encouragement for the future.
The opener is All Night and it rocks along nicely, probably the show opener. However it highlights the first drawback. Devon’s voice just ain’t that good. Look, I’m not expecting him to sound like his Dad, » Continue Reading.