On April 4th, The Allman Betts Band played a sold out show to a rowdy crowd at The Paramount in Huntington New York. Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root and Dirk Miller opened the show. The duo is part of a new band called Uprooted. They mostly played Rusted Root songs like Martyr, Man Not A Machine and Send Me On My Way. The band is working on a new album expected to be out this summer.
The Allman Betts Band took the stage at 9pm and played for over 2 hours. They started their set with two new songs from their upcoming debut album Down To The River. Then, Devon sang one from his time with Royal Southern Brotherhood called Left My Heart In Memphis. After that, they hit the sold out audience of over 1500 people with a few Allman Brother classics Ain't Wastin Time and Blue Sky. Duane sang a song his from his EP Sketches Of American Music called Takin Time, and a song called Autumn Breeze that Christopher Williams wrote when they were in the band Backbone.
After that, the band unplugged for a few acoustic songs including a song Greg Allman wrote for Devon's mother called Multi Colored Lady, a cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers You Got lucky and The Allman Brothers' Seven Turns. At this point of the show, Devon announced that backstage, the night before, the band had signed a record contract with BMG Music. The album is due out this summer. He then went into Mahalo from Devon Allman's Honeytribe and another Allman Brothers crowd favorite, Dreams.
Devon then announced that The Paramount had asked the band to come back for two more shows, and if that was ok with the everyone? Needless to say everyone was more than excited about that. The show culminated with the title track of their new album Down To The River and a jam session with Dirk Miller on a cover of The Deads' Shakedown Street. The tour continues on with the following dates:
April 9 — Norfolk, VA @ The Norva April 10 — Warrendale, PA @ Jergel’s Rhythm Grille April 11 — Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts April 12 — Newton, NJ @ Newton Theater April 13 — Beverly, MA @ Cabot Theater April 14 — Plymouth, MA @ Plymouth Memorial Hall April 25 — Meridian, MS @ Riley Performing Arts Center April 26 — New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues April 27 — Little Rock, AR @ Pulaski Community College PAC April 29 — Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads April 30 — Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theater May 1 — Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater May 3 — Memphis, TN @ Graceland Soundstage May 4 — St. Louis, MO @ Atomic Cowboy Pavilion May 6 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theater May 8 — Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater May 9 — Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre May 10 — Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater May 11 — Houston, TX @ Heights Theater May 12 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk May 14 — Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater May 15 — Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural Center May 16 — Tucson, AZ @ Fox Theater May 17 — Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater May 19 — Chandler, AZ @ Chandler Center for the Performing Arts June 8 — Garberville, CA @ Redwood Run June 15 — Utica, NY @ Stanley Theatre June 18 — Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage June 22 — Kokomo, IN @ Foster Park June 23 — McMinnville, TN @ Cumberland Caverns June 25 — Bristol, TN @ Paramount Theater June 26 — Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester PAC June 27 — State College, PA @ State Theatre July 8 — Ocean City, NJ @ NJ Music Pier July 23 — Cologne, GER @ Kantine July 24 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso August 11 — Fargo, ND The Hall @ Fargo Brewing Co. August 29 — St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theater August 30 — Fort Wayne, IN @ Sweetwater Performance Pavilion September 1 — Lakeville, PA @ Cove Ent Resorts September 13 — Colo Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center November 1 — Auburn, AL @ Jay and Susie Gouge Performing Arts Center
Festival Dates: April 7 — Reading, PA @ Berks Jazz Fest May 18 — Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues Festival June 13-16 — Bethel, NY @ Mountain Jam June 29 — New Marchtinsville, WV @ Back Home Festival July 20 — Maidstone, UK @ Ramblin’ Man Fair July 25-28 — Scranton, PA @ Peach Music Festival July 25-28 — Breitenbach, GER @ Burg Herzberg festival August 10 — Duluth, MN @ Bayfront Blues Festival August 22-25 — Arrington, VA @ LOCKN’ Festival September 5-8 — Las Vegas, NV @ Big Blues Bender